“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 former R.E.M. singer finally goes solo eight years after the band’s breakup.
The release of “Your Capricious Soul” coincides with next week’s International Rebellion climate justice protests.
Michael Stipe & co. are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their ninth studio album.
The band recorded the track in the Bahamas in 2004.
R.E.M. frontman has been teasing new material over the last few months.
Jamila Woods, Michael Stipe, and Flying Lotus also highlight this week’s New Sounds playlist.
During a surprise opening set for Patti Smith.
Taken from a project that also features unreleased songs from the late River Phoenix’s band Aleka’s Attic.
Due out Valentine’s Day.
Pharrell Williams, Laurie Anderson, and Jarvis Cocker also pay homage to the late pet of French artist Sophie Calle.