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Michael Stipe, former singer of the band R.E.M. and solo artist

Michael Stipe marks 60th birthday with second solo single ‘Drive to the Ocean’

Proceeds will go to fighting climate change
R.E.M. talk to NME about 25 years of 'Monster'

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

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...

Compare R.E.M.’s new remix of ‘Monster’ to the original with this nifty A/B player

Ahead of the release of the 25th anniversary deluxe edition of ‘Monster’ this Friday, R.E.M. have launched an A/B web player that allows you...
Michael Stipe / Kurt Cobain

Listen to a new version of R.E.M.’s Kurt Cobain tribute song ‘Let Me In’

R.E.M. have released a raw new remix of their song 'Let Me In' — listen to the unreleased version of the 'Monster' track below. 'Let...
R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe

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...

Celebrating ‘Monster’: Here’s an exclusive R.E.M. live recording and an interview with bassist Mike...

As well as sharing previously unreleased song 'Fascinating' to help raise money for the Mercy Corps’ Hurricane Dorian relief effort in the Bahamas, R.E.M. have...
Björk / Neil Armstrong / David Bowie

One giant leap: 12 of the best Moon tunes to celebrate 50 years since...

This weekend marks 50 years since NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong boldly took mankind's first step on the surface of the Moon, so make sure...

The huge hits that bands have axed from their live shows

As a band, it must be difficult when one of your biggest hit singles begins to drag you down or drive you round the...

“I’m writing, composing and recording all by myself”: Michael Stipe reveals he’s working on...

Michael Stipe has revealed that he's working on new material for his first solo project, the first new music he's written since R.E.M. broke...
Lucian Grainge

Universal boss on 2008 fire: “The loss of even a single piece of archived...

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge has sent out a memo reassuring his staff and artists after new details recently emerged over the 2008...