Revisiting “Discoverer”

Back in 2011, Michael and Lynda Stipe did an interview with NOWNESS to coincide with the video premiere for “Discoverer,” which the siblings directed together. In the interview, the pair discuss the inspiration for and technique behind the making of the video. “It’s autobiographic,” Michael says. “I rarely insert myself this directly into a song.” … Continued

“The Fandom That Made Me R.E.M.” (

“For a teenager steeped in Welsh choir music, Michael Stipe’s kaleidoscope of artistic influences – and mega-success – were too irresistible not to follow.” In this poignant essay for The Guardian, Jude Rogers of the UK looks at the impact the band had on her formative years growing up in the south of Wales. She … Continued

Salute to Tarsem

“Thank you Tarsem for making such a beautiful video that rocketed “Losing My Religion” right into the stratosphere–to you and your entire beautiful team, we send our love and respect!” – Michael Watch the video for “Losing My Religion”:

“Losing My Religion” Turns 30

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of “Losing My Religion” (2.19.1991), the band’s Grammy Award winning single from Out Of Time. “Losing My Religion” became R.E.M.’s highest charting single in the US topping out at #4 in the Billboard Hot 100. The iconic video directed by Tarsem Singh garnered six awards at the 1991 … Continued