Michael Stipe

John Malkovich: “What makes me laugh? A chimp in a space suit hurtling towards the sun”

The veteran actor's greatest role has always been playing himself – even before someone made a cult film about it. NME meets the Hollywood legend who no one really knows

R.E.M.: every single album ranked and rated

15 (mostly) brilliant records in ascending order of greatness

Mark, My Words: artists, don’t delay your new albums – music is an emergency service

Welcome to the 'new normal'. Is it ‘normal’ to call the police to claim your reward for reporting a double-jogger? To rant wildly and...

Edward Norton: “If you take your work seriously, it’s all-consuming”

The 'Fight Club' star on working with Thom Yorke, new film 'Motherless Brooklyn' and building a Hollywood legacy

R.E.M. tell us about 25 years of ‘Monster’: “We needed swagger – to be loud and raw”

We're waiting for R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills to arrive at NME Towers. Their car is delayed, caught up in the jams caused...

Listen to former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe’s debut solo single, ‘Your Capricious Soul’

Michael Stipe has released his first ever solo single since leaving R.E.M. eight years ago - listen to it below. Read More: Here’s an...

Michael Stipe, Erykah Badu, and more to protest Brett Kavanaugh at Supreme Court

Michael Stipe, Erykah Badu, and more will protest against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court later this week. Kavanaugh could be confirmed into...

Michael Stipe shares photo of himself holding hands with Thom Yorke at New York art exhibition

Former R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe has shared a picture of himself holding hands with Radiohead's Thom Yorke at a New York art exhibition. The pair posed for the picture at...