The ‘Losing My Religion’ singer split with his band back in 2011
R.E.M’s Michael Stipe is set to debut his solo material on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘The Tonight Show’ on Tuesday [29/03].
Since the band split back in 2011, Michael has been doing doing various surprise gigs around New York City and growing a notable beard.
The singer did make a brief appearance on the final episode of ‘The Colbert Report’ back in 2014 to join a host of stars to sing ‘We’ll Meet Again’.
Michael is also working on a performance dedicated to David Bowie next week, spending time supporting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and slamming Donald Trump after he used the band’s song ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’ at a Washington rally.
Posting to Twitter via R.E.M’s bassist Mike Mills, Stipe said: “Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you – you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men,” Stipe said. “Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”
Mills added: “Personally, I think the Orange Clown will do anything for attention. I hate giving it to him.”