Stipe played a cameo as “elf on the shelf” or, as Colbert introduced him, Stipe on a shelf.
While the gallery is open, visitors will be able to see the state in which the studio has been left after each of Stipe’s work sessions.
Peter Buck and Mike Mills have been off exploring the world with their own music projects, but now we’re getting the first piece of solo work from R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe after the band’s dissolution.
“We opened for The Verve, and we left those guys with their tail between their legs,” Buck said.
“They spoke the truth, and people listened,” Michael Stipe said about Nirvana, during the band’s induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “This was not just pop music.”
Rock Hall Announces Bruce Springsteen, Michael Stipe, Tom Morello, Questlove, Chris Martin as Presenters
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced most of the presenters for this year’s induction ceremony, taking place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10.
Having put out deluxe reissues of much of their output on I.R.S. records, R.E.M. is now turning to their Warner Brothers catalog for anniversary editions. And this year, their major label debut, 1988’s Green, turns 25… so it’s time for a reissue.