REM

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Liz Phair’s teenage obsessions: ‘I wanted to be a 6,000-year-old vampire with style’
The singer-songwriter on watching The Hunger 60 times, how EE Cummings inspired her lyrics and discovering magic mushrooms at a Grateful Dead show

As told to Dave Simpson

03, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Michael Stipe: ‘The male idea of power is so dumb’
He was in the one of the most influential indie bands ever, but the songwriter prefers life as a visual artist. He talks presidents, parties and photographing his heroes

Miranda Sawyer

24, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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REM: how the arty pop gods taught a shy south Wales girl to be herself
For a teenager steeped in Welsh choir music, Michael Stipe’s kaleidoscope of artistic influences – and mega-success – were too irresistible not to follow

Jude Rogers

24, Feb, 2021 @8:08 AM

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Fran Healy's lockdown listening: 'Travis are the opposite of Travis Scott'
The Travis frontman on the power of Public Enemy and falling in love with REM

Interview by Dave Simpson

19, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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You'll Never Walk Alone and Locked Up top chart of popular quarantine music
Listeners are flocking to hear tracks such as Don’t Stand So Close to Me and Everybody Hurts as the coronavirus crisis deepens

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, Mar, 2020 @2:36 PM

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Rain Phoenix on her new album River: 'My brother has been my guiding light'
Two decades after losing her brother, Rain Phoenix is finally able to share his music. She talks about ‘the wild animal’ of grief – and learning to sing with River on street corners

Hadley Freeman

31, Oct, 2019 @4:58 PM

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It’s the end of the world as we know it... and Michael Stipe feels fine
The ex-REM frontman talks us through his new collection of photographs - and explains why he’s giving all profits from his new single to Extinction Rebellion

Miranda Sawyer

20, Oct, 2019 @10:30 AM

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REM's Michael Stipe on his 37,000 photos – of stars, lovers and Kurt Cobain's hands
Photography has been a lifelong passion for the singer. He talks us through his finest shots, from a sleeping River Phoenix to ‘his queer grandfather’ William Burroughs

Tim Jonze

24, Apr, 2019 @3:14 PM

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LoudQUIETloud: can the Pixies break into the podcasting world?
The band are set to become the My Dad Wrote a Porno of the alt-rock world

Leonie Cooper

15, Mar, 2019 @1:00 PM

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The greatest pop music dance crazes – ranked!
It’s 40 years since we first spelled out YMCA to the Village People’s disco hit – here are 15 of the best finger-pointing, hip-wiggling hits

Laura Snapes

04, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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I'm with the band: meet the pitiful proteges of pop music patrons
From Kurt Cobain espousing the middling Melvins to Kanye West signing a singer from the library circuit, an artist’s ability to make great music doesn’t always mean they can identify it

Michael Hann

28, Feb, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs that made you fall in love with music
Saint Etienne, Buddy Holly, the Pogues and Motörhead are among artists sparking stories of a lifelong passion formed

Paul Hayes

15, Feb, 2018 @12:00 PM

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