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Stripe: 'America Has An Authority Issue'

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE wishes his fellow Americans would follow Europe's example and treat the government as an employee instead of a boss, after declaring his nation has "an authority issue". The Democrat rocker...

Geldof Slams Italian Stars For Live 8 Reluctance

SIR BOB GELDOF has slammed Italy's rock stars for being reluctant to join the bill for Rome's LIVE 8 concert on 2 July (05). Rome will host a huge free concert in the Circus...

Live 8 Crack Down On Hoaxers

LIVE 8 organisers have vowed to track down hoaxers who tricked charities into paying $95,000 (GBP50,00) to advertise at the star-studded London concert. Several British charities were contacted by a firm offering them fake...

Rem's Burma Protest Broadcast

American rockers REM will protest against pro-democracy leader AUNG SAN SUU KYI's incarceration on Sunday (19JUN05) by broadcasting a song about her into military-ruled Burma via satellite TV. The LOSING MY RELIGION stars will...

Live 8 Sets New World Record

London's upcoming LIVE 8 concert has been entered in the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS for staging the largest text message ticket lottery ever. More than two million Britons applied for tickets to the...

Stipe Looks Forward To 'Record-breaking' London Gigs

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE is looking forward to playing two gigs in one week in London's Hyde Park this summer (05) - but he mistakenly thinks his band will be the first to do so....

Live 8 Lottery Attracts Two Million Texts

Over two million Britons have applied to tickets for the London LIVE 8 charity concert on 2 July (05). Organisers gave the public a week to text a number using their mobile phones at...

Campaigners Slam 'Hideously White' Live 8

Black rights campaigners have slammed the line-up of the London leg of charity supergig LIVE 8 as "hideously white". London-based BLACK INFORMATION LINK are appalled at the absence of black artists from the 2...

Geldof Announces Five Live 8 Concerts

LATEST: SIR BOB GELDOF has announced the LIVE 8 charity concerts will consist of eight star-studded gigs around the world - crushing speculation Edinburgh, Scotland and Washington DC will host the huge events. At...

Rem's Summer Fun

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE is relishing his band's summer tour because he loves performing to European audiences. The SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE veterans kick off the tour in Granada, Spain next week (25MAY05) before travelling...

Stipe: 'The Next Album's A Secret'

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE is keeping tight-lipped about the band's next album, because he misled journalists last time around. The American rocker fears his last LP, 2004's AROUND THE SUN was given unfavourable reviews...

Rem's Emotional Peel Tribute

Rockers REM paid an emotional tribute to late British DJ JOHN PEEL last Friday (25FEB05) by playing a cover of his favourite track TEENAGE KICKS at their first concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The...

Stipe Apologises For Missing Tour Date

LATEST: REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE has apologised to Scottish fans for cancelling a tour date after bassist MIKE MILLS collapsed. The group had to pull out of their sell-out Glasgow show last night (22FEB05)...

Rem Tour Back On

American rockers REM will resume their European tour tonight (23FEB05), because bassist MIKE MILLS has recovered from a severe ear infection. The band cut short a gig in Sheffield, northern England on Monday (21FEB05)...

Rem Star Mills In Hospital Dash

REM have been forced to axe their concert in Scotland tonight (22FEB05) after bassist MIKE MILLS was rushed to hospital yesterday (21FEB05). The LOSING MY RELIGION star collapsed under the strain of severe flu-like...

Stipe Welcomes Old Age

REM star MICHAEL STIPE has blasted veteran artists who refuse to embrace the onset of middle age. The LOSING MY RELIGION singer, 45, is shocked by the volume of music stars who desperately attempt...

Rem: 'We'll Quit If Another Member Leaves'

Rock superstars REM will split if another member of the band leaves, according to frontman MICHAEL STIPE. The LOSING MY RELIGION hitmakers were left as a three-piece when former drummer BILL BERRY decided to...

Stipe's Bisexual Bathtub Moment

Gay REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE experienced sexual awakening at a young age, while bathing with two other children. The rocker, however, didn't become actively attracted to members of the same sex until much...

Stipe Scares Maclaine

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE terrified acting veteran SHIRLEY MacLAINE when he told the actress he had dreamt about her. The MAN ON THE MOON singer is a lifelong fan of the OSCAR-winning star and...

Rem Cancel First Concert In A Decade

REM were forced to cancel their first concert in ten years last night (27JAN05), because their equipment failed to arrive at the venue in St Petersburg, Russia, on time. The cancellation marked the first...

Rem Happy To Headline Same Event As Hendrix

REM guitarist PETER BUCK is delighted to be headlining the same British music festival his hero JIMI HENDRIX performed at 25 years ago. The MAN ON THE MOON musician will be performing at the...

New Drummer Joins Rem

The members of REM have finally found a full-time replacement for departed drummer BILL BERRY - former MINISTRY star BILL REIFLEN. Berry left the band in 1997, and his role had been filled by...

Stipe Glad To Contribute To Kerry Documentary

MICHAEL STIPE was proud to contribute a song to a documentary focusing on JOHN KERRY's life during the late 1960s and early 1970s, because he considers the defeated presidential candidate "a great leader". The...

Rem Offer Up Art Posters

REM are giving their favourite unknown artists a big boost by including prints of their paintings in a new deluxe boxed version of their latest album AROUND THE SUN. The packages features the album...

Yorke Joins Charity Campaign

RADIOHEAD frontman THOM YORKE has posed for a new charity photoshoot to raise awareness of the MAKE TRADE FAIR campaign. The singer joins ANTONIO BANDERAS, CHRIS MARTIN, JAMELIA and REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE for...

Thrills Caught Between U2 And Rem

Irish rock newcomers THE THRILLS are torn between supporting REM and U2 on their tours - or having a well-earned break. The WHATEVER HAPPENED TO COREY HAIM? fivesome are opening for REM in the...

Pearl Jam Star Launches Solar Power Initiative

PEARL JAM guitarist STONE GOSSARD is spearheading a drive to fund renewable-energy programmes in the 12 states visited by the recent VOTE FOR CHANGE TOUR. Acts including REM, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, Pearl Jam and...

Stipe Calls On Bono For Writer's Block Help

REM rocker MICHAEL STIPE credits pal BONO for helping him overcome a debilitating period of writer's block. The gay singer reveals he once struggled to find the right words while trying to pen lyrics...

Springsteen Sings For Kerry On Election Eve

Rock star BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN will perform at Democrat JOHN KERRY rallies in the last days before the US Presidential election on 2 November (04). The guitar legend, dubbed The Boss, is set to...

Prydz Steals Number One Back From Williams

Swedish DJ ERIC PRYDZ has reclaimed the top spot in the British singles chart - his hit CALL ON ME has limited ROBBIE WILLIAMS' spell at number one to just one week. The little-known...

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