1. Rock Stars Fight Depositions in Legal Dispute Spanning Decades of Music History

    February 23, 2017 1:41 PM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio is a nice visit, but for music aficionados looking to explore the business side of rock history, a trip to a New York federal courtroom might be more educational. There, some legends including Rolling Stones' Keith Richards , Talking…

  2. Michael Stipe, Chuck D & More React to Barack Obama's Presidential Pardons

    January 17, 2017 8:22 PM EST As one of President Barack Obama's final acts in office, he commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence on Tuesday (Jan. 17) -- an act that received praise and criticism across the country.  Manning's commutation of her sentence came with the President's 209 commutations and more…

  3. Michael Stipe Tells Alec Baldwin His 'SNL' Impression is Partially to Blame for Donald Trump's Rise

    November 08, 2016 9:12 PM EST "It is so sad that we have allowed ourselves to sink to this level of really entertainment, that's what it is." Michael Stipe was the guest on Alec Baldwin's Here's the Thing WNYC talkshow on Tuesday (Nov. 8) and the two took the occasion to discuss Donald Trump'…

  4. Mario Batali Celebrates Fifth Annual Honors Dinner With Chris Stills, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe and More

    October 17, 2016 12:41 AM EDT The evening benefits the Mario Batali Foundation. Smooth jazz greeted guests who entered the dimly lit Del Posto Italian restaurant on Sunday evening (Oct. 16) in New York's Meatpacking District, co-created by renowned chef Mario Batali. A short trip down the main stairs led to an…

  5. Michael Stipe Covers David Bowie's 'Ashes to Ashes': Watch

    April 15, 2016 8:51 PM EDT The former R.E.M. singer also reflects on the New York David Bowie tributes shows. A couple weeks after Michael Stipe participated in two nights of star-studded  David Bowie tribute concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, the former R.E.M.  singer has provided…

  6. Watch Michael Stipe Cover David Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold the World' on 'Fallon'

    March 30, 2016 6:00 AM EDT Michael Stipe has paid tribute to David Bowie with a rare, solo performance of the late British legend’s “The Man Who Sold the World”. The former R.E.M . frontman teamed with composer Paul Cantelon for a moving performance of the 1970 classic  on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon . David…

  7. Michael Stipe Set to Perform on 'The Tonight Show'

    March 26, 2016 9:42 PM EDT Michael Stipe will be returning to late-night television as a solo artist. The former frontman of R.E.M. (the band broke up in 2011) will appear as a musical guest on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show on Tuesday (March 29). R.E.M.'s 'Out of Time' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track The…

  8. R.E.M.'s 'Out of Time' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track

    March 12, 2016 11:58 AM EST Following 1988’s Green , the hit major-label debut that spawned the charming top 10 trifle “Stand” and led to an exhausting 11-month world tour, R.E.M. thought about direction in ways it probably hadn’t before. Celebrate Michael Stipe's Birthday With 10 Classic R.E.M. Tracks As singer…

  9. Does Michael Stipe Have Plans for R.E.M. to Reunite?

    December 13, 2014 7:40 PM EST In Sept. 2011, R.E.M.  " decided to call it a day as a band ." In the three years since they disbanded, fans have been wondering if frontman Michael Stipe has plans to sing again. In an interview with CBS This Morning , the iconic lead singer opened up about just that. "I…

  10. R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe on Being Queer for 20 Years: 'Love Isn’t Just Black and White, or Simple, At All'

    October 26, 2014 6:58 PM EDT To commemorate the 20 years after coming out as queer, Michael Stipe has published a piece in The Guardian reflecting on the changes in his life this has brought and how he as seen society progress over the past two decades.  R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe Teaching NYU Art Class About the…

  11. Rewinding the Charts: 20 Years Ago, R.E.M. Had A 'Monster' Smash

    October 15, 2014 10:05 AM EDT On Oct. 15, 1994, the Athens, Ga., band scored its only No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200. As alternative became mainstream in the early- to mid-'90s, thanks largely to grunge acts like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, R.E.M. likewise rode the wave with its more jangly-pop-leaning…

  12. Sia to Perform, Michael Stipe & Demi Lovato to Appear On Logo's 'Trailblazers'

    June 17, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Sia, Michael Stipe, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pete Wentz are the latest confirmed appearances for "Trailblazers," a Logo TV special set to tape Monday, June 23 in New York City and air Thursday June 26 at 9 p.m. EST/PT to commemorate the one-year anniversary of…

  13. Nirvana Joined By Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 11, 2014 3:30 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame audience had to wait a long time for Nirvana to hit the Barclays Center stage on Thursday night. More than four hours into a show that veered between galvanizing and grueling, the band's surviving members, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, its special…

  14. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Chris Martin On Board for Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 01, 2014 4:43 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with his loyal E Street Band, while a superstar…

  15. Arcade Fire Debuts New Music, Recruits Celebrity Friends for 'SNL,' Concert Special

    September 29, 2013 2:04 AM EDT Arcade Fire owned NBC's Saturday night. The rock band took to the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" for the live debut (outside secret shows) of its newest single, "Reflektor," as well as the full debut of "Afterlife" -- both songs from the group&…

  16. Sandy Concert Duets: Watch Springsteen & Bon Jovi, Waters & Vedder + More

    December 13, 2012 11:45 AM EST Along with a slew of winning performances from the biggest music stars on the planet, 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief boasted a handful of marquee collaborations that are unlikely to ever duplicated. The Boss rocked out with Bon Jovi, the leaders of Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd got…

  17. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

    December 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST Many of music's biggest stars including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys and Kanye West played and played and played… and played during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Wednesday night, to the tune of nearly six hours. Our full report is here and the setlist is below.…

  18. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stones, The Who, Joel,…

  19. Alicia Keys Puts On One-Woman Show at Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:15 AM EST CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • PHOTOS: Live & Backstage Pics • Stones, The Who, Joel, Bon Jovi • McCartney/Nirvana Debut Song • Keys Puts on One-Woman Show • Kanye Doesn't Skirt His Duties The 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy relief featured some of the biggest names in popular music…

  20. Fashion Week NYC: Alicia Keys Wore White to Edun, A$AP Rocky Watched Alexander Wang

    September 09, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Despite the tornado warning, Saturday (Sept. 8) at New York Fashion Week saw some of the hottest collections and front row dwellers yet. Keep your eyes on The Hook to find out which trends and b eats took over the runway each day and see where stars like Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Lil&…

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