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Michael Stipe on His Collection Exhibition at the Outsider Art Fair: “He’d Show Me His Chickens and We’d Talk About How Funny They Looked”

When Michael Stipe first started engaging with outsider art, he was a young buck learning the curious folkways of Athens, Georgia, while on the cusp of fronting the storied rock band R.E.M. Now, with more than 40 years of worldly and otherworldly experience behind him, he is channeling his initial inspiration into other forms — […]

Michael Stipe Tells Alec Baldwin His ‘SNL’ Impression is Partially to Blame for Donald Trump’s Rise

"It is so sad that we have allowed ourselves to sink to this level of, really, entertainment."

Amy Schumer, Jennifer Aniston, More Stars Declare, “We Can End Gun Violence”

The latest video from Everytown for Gun Safety features an impressive roster of actors, actresses and everyday citizens.

Stephen Colbert Sells ‘Colbert Report’ Props, Michael Stipe at Yard Sale

He's willing to part with most for just a dollar each

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Teaching NYU Art Class About the Internet’s ‘Reckless Cynicism’

The title of this week's session: "Invisible Information-ation-ation"

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Nirvana Joined by Joan Jett, Lorde; Dave Grohl and Courtney Love Hug It Out

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and St. Vincent singer Annie Clark joined the band's surviving members on stage while R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe handled introduction duties.

Footage of Divinyls Singer’s Final Performance Surfaces (Video)

Chrissy Amphlett, best known for the 1991 hit "I Touch Myself," died April 21 after a years-long battle with breast cancer.

Johnny Depp Curates Pirate-Themed Music Compilation

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star recruited the talents of Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Nick Cave, Sean Lennon, Broken Social Scene and others for a follow-up to his 2006 Rogue's Gallery album.

R.E.M. Demands Fox News Stop Using ‘Losing My Religion’

The band is upset that their classic song was used during the network's coverage of the Democratic National Convention.

R.E.M.’s Breakup: Reactions to the Split

The Georgia-based band has called it quits after 31 years. Comedians, directors, reporters and regular fans react.

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe: YouTube Has Replaced MTV

The film producer and singer-songwriter spoke with THR before the premiere of his "Collapse Into Now"-inspired film project at SXSW.

Hanson Host 12-Hour Japan Benefit Live Stream at SXSW; R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Stops By (Updated)

"Everyone here has chosen to not do something else to show up," said Taylor Hanson of his band's impromptu concert-telethon.