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

    February 23, 2017 1:41 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Rollin ...

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

    January 17, 2017 8:22 PM EST 0 0 3 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 ...

  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 to ...

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

    October 17, 2016 12:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 shor ...

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

    April 15, 2016 8:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    March 30, 2016 6:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Th ...

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

    March 26, 2016 9:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    March 12, 2016 11:58 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Birthda ...

  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 s ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

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

    April 01, 2014 4:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 h ...

  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 "A ...

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  17. Why Isn't Kanye West on the '12-12-12' Concert Album?

    December 20, 2012 6:57 PM EST Kanye West performs at the "12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief" at Madison Square Garden (Photo: Getty Images) Kanye West may have been the only male performer who was wearing a skirt at the "12-12-12" Concert for Hurricane Sand ...

  18. '12-12-12' Digital Album Drops; Concert Producers Announce First $50 Million to Be Distributed to Sandy Victims

    December 18, 2012 9:44 PM EST The producers of the "12-12-12" concert announced in a statement today that the Robin Hood Foundation will distribute the first $50 million of initial proceeds for "12-12-12" to organizations helping to aid victims of Hurricane ...

  19. '12-12-12' Producer John Sykes on Show's Boomer-riffic Lineup, Raising $36 Mil, McCartney Calling Grohl (Video)

    December 13, 2012 11:47 AM EST Sure, last night's " 12-12-12" concert featured one of the most impressive lineups in years, if not ever, between Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, ...

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

    December 13, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 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 lea ...

  21. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 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. 12- ...

  22. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

    December 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 f ...

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

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST 0 0 0 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. CONCE ...

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

    December 13, 2012 2:15 AM EST 0 0 0 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 feature ...

  25. '12-12-12' Concert: Our Favorite Tweets

    December 13, 2012 12:58 AM EST Five-plus hours is a long concert, no matter who's playing. But like many others, we watched the entire thing on multiple screens - from Springsteen to Paulvana. Here's an alternate take on the night, containing our favorite Tweets from ...

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

    September 09, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  27. Why The Wanted Play Gay Clubs: Marketing, Music And The LGBT Community's Mainstream Music Clout

    June 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When the Wanted was looking to book its first major U.S. gigs in January, the British pop group didn't just call up Live Nation or AEG to reach the tween- and teen-girl fan base courted by the generations of boy bands that had come before the ...

  28. A Look at Adam 'MCA' Yauch's Career in Video and Film, With the Beasties and Beyond

    May 04, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Both with and beyond the Beastie Boys, Adam "MCA" Yauch -- who died Friday (May 4) at the age of 47 -- made a name for himself in the world of documentary filmmaking, music videos and the business side of independent film. Yauch personal ...

  29. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Faxon, Chris Lighty, Michael Stipe, More

    May 04, 2012 3:08 PM EDT More artists, executives, and celebrities have taken to social media to express sadness or pay tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died today at the age of 47 . We've compiled some below, and more can be found here ...

  30. 'American Idol' Top 11: Bad Song Choices and Disqualifications

    March 15, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jermaine Jones, the proclaimed "gentle giant" who was brought back to the show after being eliminated prior to the semifinals, was announced Wednesday night (March 14) to be off "American Idol" -- for good this time. His eliminat ...

  31. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week ...

  32. Snow Patrol's 'Empires' Coming Stateside after Strong U.K. Debut

    November 30, 2011 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Snow Patrol has come a long way in recent years. A good measure of just how far? The company that the Irish/Scottish five-piece now keeps. When singer Gary Lightbody was suffering from writer's block last year, for instance, he called up R.E.M. ...

  33. Backbeat: Mr. Dream Wrap Up Tour with Mister Heavenly, Run Into Mr. Michael Stipe

    November 22, 2011 7:00 AM EST Brooklyn-based rock trio Mr. Dream wrapped up their tour with Mister Heavenly at a sold-out show at New York's Mercury Lounge on Sunday night (Nov. 20). The tightly packed crowd included Mr. Dream manager Talya Elitzer of Mick Management, Pre ...

  34. Indigo Girls Plot Symphony Shows in 2012

    October 12, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the Indigo Girls hit the road to support their new album, "Beauty Queen Sister," the Georgia duo is already plotting an ambitious new idea for performing in 2012. "We're going to do some symphony shows," Emily Saliers tel ...

  35. Snow Patrol Announces 'Fallen Empires' Release Date

    October 11, 2011 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Emotional alt-rockers Snow Patrol will return on Jan. 10, 2012 with their sixth studio album "Fallen Empires," the group announced on Tuesday (Oct. 11). Best known for slow-building hits like "Run" and "Chasing Cars," t ...

  36. Rare R.E.M. Demo Tape Circa 1981 Surfaces

    October 04, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just weeks after R.E.M. 's breakup following a three-decade run, a rare cassette from the band's earliest days has hit the Internet. Thanks to a blog, "The Power of Independent Trucking," and a generous reader, R.E.M. diehards an ...

  37. R.E.M.'s 'Man On the Moon' Nearly Didn't Happen: Band's Producers Reflect

    September 23, 2011 10:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M.'s 'Man On the Moon' Nearly Didn't Happen: Band's Producers Reflect "'Man on the Moon' was not going to get finished," Scott Litt recalls of that frenzied day in 1992. What would become one of R.E.M ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. R.E.M. Break Up: 'Our Deepest Thanks for Listening'

    September 21, 2011 1:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 landmar ...

  41. R.E.M. -- "COLLAPSE INTO NOW"

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 If R.E.M.'s 2008 album, "Accelerate," satisfied listeners who craved a return of the harder-rocking version of the group, then its newest release, "Collapse Into Now," will again please those fans. The set will also appeal to ...

  42. R.E.M.'s Stipe Presents 'Collapse' Short Films at SXSW

    March 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Stipe's impetus for R.E.M. 's Collapse Into Now Film Project aren't all that lofty. He just wants "to try to reimagine what an album is in 2011." "The challenge to me is, 'What is an album, and how can we e ...

  43. R.E.M. Recruits James Franco, Albert Maysles to Helm 'Collapse Into Now' Videos

    March 03, 2011 9:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Every song on the new R.E.M. album, "Collapse Into Now," will be accompanied by a short film created by 11 different filmmakers, among them documentarian Albert Maysles and Michael Stipe himself. Actor James Franco directs two of the films ...

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