Michael Stipe

  1. R.E.M. Remembrances: 31 Chart Milestones of Their 31-Year Career

    September 22, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Life's Rich Pagent Collapses Into Now: Top (From Left), REM's Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck in 1984. Below in 2011 without Bill Berry who left the band in 1997 (Top: Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) After more than ...

  2. R.E.M. Break Up: 'Our Deepest Thanks for Listening' (Update)

    September 21, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Seminal alternative rock group R.E.M. ,once arguably the biggest band in the world, called it quits Wednesday (Sept. 21) after 31 years and 15 albums together. In a simple statement on their website , the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers behind landma ...

  3. New R.E.M. Album, 'Collapse Into Now,' Out March 8

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. has announced a March 8, 2011 release date for "Collapse Into Now," their 15th studio album and follow-up to 2008's "Accelerate." The 12-track album was produced by Jacknife Lee, who recorded with the band in New Or ...

  4. Folk-rocker Vic Chesnutt Dead

    December 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Vic Chesnutt, the folk-rocker whose sometimes dark reflections on life were influenced in part by a car wreck that left him paralyzed, has died. He was 45. Family friend Christina Stuckey, who answered the phone at Chesnutt's home, confirmed ...

  5. R.E.M. To Release Dublin Live Album

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. is to release a new double live album entitled "R.E.M. Live At The Olympia". The Warner Bros. Records release makes its international bow Oct. 26 and a day later in the U.S. The two-CD set is produced by Jacknife Lee and features ...

  6. Top Five Tours To See

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While all the attention is focused on the superstar megatreks, there are always some tours that rise up and makes a lasting impression. These "sleeper" tours can take place at any level, indoors or out, clubs, arenas, theaters, ballrooms ...

  7. R.E.M. Accelerates To Euro Chart Zenith

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) gives the band a winning return to European Top 100 Albums, debuting at No. 1 as Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) snags a fifth week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Single ...

  8. R.E.M. Brings London Apple Store Up To Speed

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. showcased its new album "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) alongside obscure old songs during an intimate showcase for fans and media at the Apple Store on London's Regent Street. The gig on Wednesday (Mar. 26), part of the iTunes L ...

  9. Billboard Q&A: R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe recently spoke with Billboard about politics, touring, and the band's new album, "Accelerate." Long known for green activism and for making green music, Stipe also discussed the origins of his interest ...

  10. Music Goes Green

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT From artists remaking their studios to promoters with an eye on changing the world, the (recycled) pages of our second annual Green issue showcase every sector of the music business, blazing trails for concertgoers, music diehards and casual fans ...

  11. R.E.M. To Unveil 'Accelerate' On iLike

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Forget the traditional radio premiere: R.E.M.'s new album, "Accelerate," is set to debut on the social networking application iLike. The roll-out, the first of its kind for a major act, will allow fans to stream and share "Acce ...

  12. New R.E.M. Song Debuting In CNN Special

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A previously unreleased R.E.M. song, "Until the Day Is Done," will premiere tomorrow (Oct. 10) on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." The song is synced to clips from the CNN special "Planet in Peril," which airs Oct. 2 ...

  13. MySpace Adds Celeb Interview Feature

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST MySpace has added a new program to give artists and celebrities even more ways to use the popular social networking site to promote themselves. The "Artist-on-Artist" community will feature video clips of musicians, actors, sports figure ...

  14. R.E.M. Inducted Into Music Hall Of Fame

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The four original members of R.E.M. gave a rare performance Saturday night (Sept. 16) as the group was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The four original members of R.E.M. gave a rare performance Saturday night (Sept. 16) as the group ...

  15. R.E.M. Plots One-Off Berry Reunion, New Album

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band to be inducted to Georgia Music Hall of Fame. R.E.M. will perform three songs with original drummer Bill Berry to celebrate its induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, to be held Sept. 16 in Atlanta. Berry has only played three times w ...

  16. R.E.M. Cancels Second U.K. Date Due To Flu

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. today (Fe. 22) cancelled a second concert on their U.K. tour because their bassist Mike Mills has the flu. R.E.M. today (Fe. 22) cancelled a second concert on their U.K. tour because their bassist Mike Mills has the flu. A statement on the ...

  17. R.E.M. Cancels Second U.K. Date Due To Flu

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. today (Fe. 22) cancelled a second concert on their U.K. tour because their bassist Mike Mills has the flu. R.E.M. today (Fe. 22) cancelled a second concert on their U.K. tour because their bassist Mike Mills has the flu. A statement on the ...

  18. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Still Shines On Euro Albums Chart

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums. It holds at No. 1 in Norway and Switzerland, enjoys climbs of 2-1 climb in Italy and 7-5 in Belgium, and deb R.E.M.'s "Around the ...

  19. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Still Shines On Euro Albums Chart

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums. It holds at No. 1 in Norway and Switzerland, enjoys climbs of 2-1 climb in Italy and 7-5 in Belgium, and deb R.E.M.'s "Around the ...

  20. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Heats Up Europe

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong European chart showing for new R.E.M. album. Strong European chart showing for new R.E.M. album. News ...

  21. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Heats Up Europe

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) enters European Top 100 Albums at No. 1. The veteran rock act amasses bestselling debuts in five territories: the United Kingdom (on sales of almost 70,000 uni R.E.M.'s "Around the ...

  22. R.E.M Set For Inaugural South Africa Tour

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. will kick off a tour of South Africa on March 3, 2005 in Cape Town. It will mark the veteran rock band's first visit to the country. R.E.M. will kick off a tour of South Africa on March 3, 2005 in Cape Town. It will mark the veteran ro ...

  23. R.E.M Set For Inaugural South Africa Tour

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. will kick off a tour of South Africa on March 3, 2005 in Cape Town. It will mark the veteran rock band's first visit to the country. R.E.M. will kick off a tour of South Africa on March 3, 2005 in Cape Town. It will mark the veteran ro ...

  24. New West Buys Vic Chesnutt Sets

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New West Records has acquired the first four albums by Athens, Ga., singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt and will reissue them June 15. New West Records has acquired the first four albums by Athens, Ga., singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt and will reissue t ...

  25. Dashboard's MTV2 Set Scores Big On iTunes

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV2's "Album Covers" series, in which current bands cover influential albums in their entirety, is making waves in the digital marketplace. MTV2's "Album Covers" series, in which current bands cover influential album ...

  26. Dashboard's MTV2 Set Scores Big On iTunes

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV2's "Album Covers" series, in which current bands cover influential albums in their entirety, is making waves in the digital marketplace. MTV2's "Album Covers" series, in which current bands cover influential album ...