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Soundtracking the Resistance - Six Months Down

Examining a Half Year of Trump (Plus Radiohead, Michael Stipe, Coldplay, Randy Newman, and Dirty Projectors)

Jul 21, 2017

It's the half-year Trump anniversary so we're leading with that this week. Mix in a little summary of his various misdeeds, and a collection of protest tracks the man has inspired and we've got ourselves a column. More

100 Artists Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood - Michael Stipe, Florence Welch, Feist, and More

Plus Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Mac DeMarco, Lady Gaga, Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, Jim James, Matt Berninger, Perfume Genius, and Others

Apr 17, 2017

Over 100 artists have signed an acoustic guitar for Planned Parenthood and for $10 you can buy a drawing ticket to enter to win the guitar.  More

Dec 16, 2016

Last night R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Not only was he interviewed by Colbert, a very bearded Stipe joined the host for a funny parody of the R.E.M. hit "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)."  More

Alec Baldwin Interviews Michael Stipe About the Election, Baldwin’s Trump Impersonation, and More

On Baldwin's WNYC Talk Show He Also Discusses Prince and His Current Plans

Nov 08, 2016

Alec Baldwin has interviewed former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe for his WNYC radio talk show "Here's the Thing." They start by discussing Stipe's childhood and his earliest musical experiences.  More

Mar 30, 2016

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to cover the late David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World." Stipe is taking part in this week's two New York City tribute concerts to Bowie. Watch video of his performance below, which just features a very bearded Stipe and a pianist. More

Dec 13, 2012

As you might recall, some time ago Michael Stipe was enshrined on Stephen Colbert’s memorial shelf—the first musician to receive the honor. This week, Colbert has been making good use of his trophy, inviting guests to sing with him and Stipe in honor of Christmas.  More

Watch: Michael Stipe Plays Password With Muppets

A Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Treat

Nov 17, 2011

R.E.M. who? After the demise of his day job, Michael Stipe seems to be doing all right. After being the first musician to be enshrined on Stephen Colbert’s memorial shelf, last night the singer stopped by Late Night With Jimmy FallonMore

Nov 11, 2011

Last night, Stephen Colbert welcomed Brian Eno to The Colbert Report. In addition to an interview segment, Eno joined Colbert and Michael Stipe (a.k.a. the first musician to be enshrined on Colbert’s memorial shelf) at the end of the show for a rousting a cappella rendition of “Lean on Me.” More

R.E.M. Premiere Video for “Everyday Is Yours to Win”

YouTube Debut Includes Intro from Michael Stipe and Co-Director Jim McKay

Apr 26, 2011

R.E.M. has unveiled the latest in their series of 12 videos from the Collapse Into Now Film Project, a clip for the track "Everyday Is Yours to Win." We have the details. More

R.E.M. Completes Recording of 15th Studio Album

Mixing to take place in the Fall with a Spring 2011 release date anticipated.

Jul 14, 2010

R.E.M.  wraps recording of 15th studio album, tentatively slated for release in Spring of next year. We have the details. More

May 13, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We're offering two dollars off most available back issues! More


Interviews

Michael Stipe

New Adventures in Activism

Jun 01, 2008

For the better part of the last three decades, Michael Stipe has passionately melded his rock and roll with his activism. From R.E.M.’s early days as Athens, GA indie-rockers through their big ’90s hits and the subtler explorations of their later work, Stipe and company have always had their hands in politics, whether teaming with Rock the Vote in the early ’90s, playing the Vote for Change tour in 2004, or supporting causes from hunger relief to women’s rights and Greenpeace. More