Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe takes selfie with beardy lookalike David Letterman

REM's Michael Stipe has compared his current heavy-bearded look to that of former late-night host David Letterman. Letterman, who has grown his facial hair since stepping down...

Watch Michael Stipe sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Patti Smith at Chicago gig

Michael Stipe helped to wish Patti Smith a happy birthday at her gig in Chicago last night (December 30). On the day of her 70th...

Watch Michael Stipe, James Franco and Stephen Colbert update ‘It’s the End of the World As We Know It’ for 2016

Michael Stipe has updated the lyrics of R.E.M. classic 'It's the End of the World As We Know It' to fit with the headlines...

Michael Stipe shares a video in support of Chelsea Manning

Manning began a hunger strike last week

Michael Stipe shares thoughts on paying tribute to ‘astonishing songwriter’ David Bowie

R.E.M. frontman recently covered two Bowie classics at New York City tribute events

Watch REM frontman Michael Stipe introduce Bernie Sanders at rally

Singer at a rally in Coney Island on Sunday (April 10)

R.E.M’s Michael Stipe will make his TV solo debut on Jimmy Fallon

The ‘Losing My Religion’ singer split with his band back in 2011

REM’s Michael Stipe covers John Lennon as part of Patti Smith support slot – watch

Stipe performed set of covers as he opened for Smith at the Beacon Theatre in New York last night (November 10)

Michael Stipe publishes blog on the 20th anniversary of coming out as ‘queer’

The former REM frontman wrote: 'I am proud to be who I am'