No cause of death was reported, but the accomplished drummer was apparently battling cancer.
On hand washing: “Don’t sing Happy Birthday twice. It’s too depressing. Find some other song.”
The song currently sits at No. 64 on the iTunes singles charts — and it’s climbing higher with each passing hour.
Elton John, Slayer Jimmy Eat World, and Sonic Youth also lost recordings in the blaze.
The R.E.M. frontman recounted a negative interaction he had with the future president in the late 90s.
R.E.M. frontman’s latest offering benefits nonprofit Pathways to Paris.
“Any longstanding R.E.M. fan who had not figured out I was queer before that point wasn’t looking very hard,” Stipe says in a new interview.
Including previously unreleased demos, live performances, and new liner notes featuring interviews with the band.
The new version sounds stripped down and raw.
The former R.E.M. singer finally goes solo eight years after the band’s breakup.
A prophetic flare lit 25 years ago to warn us of what we all stand to lose.
Michael Stipe & co. are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their ninth studio album.