2003 – Both R.E.M. and Lenny Kravitz post anti-war songs online for download. Michael Stipe says “The Final Straw” “is the strongest voice I could think of to send out there,” while Kravitz’s “We Want Peace” features Iraqi singing star Kadim Al Sahir.
2001 – U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys.
1995 – Michael Stipe has an operation for a hernia. Ow. We know that hurts.
1994 – Michael Stipe signs a movie development deal with New Line Cinema this day in rock history! Where are these movies??? And did he play the bad guy? hmmmm