Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe

 

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John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, film producer, music video director, and visual artist. He is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011.

Possessing a distinctive voice, Stipe is noted for the "mumbling" style of his early career as well as his social and political activism. He was in charge of R.E.M.'s visual image, often selecting album artwork and directing many of the band's music videos. Outside the music industry, he owns and runs two film production studios, C-00 and Single Cell Pictures.

As singer/songwriter, Stipe is considered an influence to a wide range of artists including Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and U2's lead singer Bono who said in 2003 "That voice. It's an extraordinary voice". [2]


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A Place for Us to Dream is a compilation album by the English alternative rock band Placebo.
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Monster is the ninth studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in September 1994 on Warner Bros.

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Anohni, Michael Stipe, Laura Jane Grace, Holly Herndon, More Celebrate Chelsea Manning Commutation
  –  January 18, 2017
Holly Herndon, Michael Stipe, Laura Jane Grace, and more have celebrated the ... Upon sharing her “Obama” music video, Anohni implored the president “to let Chelsea Manning out of prison.” Anohni’s latest statement thanks the president ...
Michael Stipe returning to music
  –  November 15, 2016
Michael Stipe is returning to music. The former R.E.M frontman is keen to get involved in the industry again five years after the group split following 30 years together, and his first foray into the business will be to produce electroclash group ...
R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe gets interviewed by Alec Baldwin for Here’s The Thing — listen
  –  November 8, 2016
Two things happened in Michael Stipe’s life today: One ... but ended up in a free flowing conversation about music, life, and politics. Stipe touched upon almost the entire history of R.E.M., from their formation, to their first signing, to what went ...
Michael Stipe returning to music
  –  November 15, 2016
Michael Stipe is returning to music. The former R.E.M frontman is keen to get involved ... admitting he partly blames Alec Baldwin for Donald Trump's popularity following the actor's comic portrayal of the 'Apprentice' boss on 'Saturday Night Live'.
R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe gets interviewed by Alec Baldwin for Here’s The Thing — listen
  –  November 8, 2016
Two things happened in Michael Stipe’s life today: One, he voted. Two, his interview with Alec Baldwin came online. The R.E.M. frontman sat down with the actor for his WNYC radio ... free flowing conversation about music, life, and politics.
Michael Stipe
  –  January 4, 2017
John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, film producer, music video director, and visual artist. He is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their ...
Michael Stipe
  –  December 27, 2016
John Michael Stipe is an American singer, lyricist, film producer and visual artist. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their ... artwork and directing many of the band's music videos. Ou... The greatest rock songwriters ...

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