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Michael Stipe’s Sculptures and Rogan’s Clothes

Michael Stipe Rogan sculpture

Two great events in one post? Fashion designer Rogan is opening a new boutique in New York, and New York magazine reports that R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will be having an art show there, exhibiting some bronze sculptures he did of cameras and music devices. Said Stipe:

“The radio alarm clock … changed forever the fragile state between sleeping and waking, allowing you to wake to your favorite radio station … The polaroid revolutionized photography by providing instant images available to anyone … Cassettes provided portable, compact music, altering forever the influence of radio as the individual became their own disc jockey.”

The items are not for sale but if you show up on the 27th you can pick up a Rogan Stipe T-shirt.

Read the full article here

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Michael Stipe has something to announce: Fog?

Not long after he came out from the closet, Michael Stipe is declaring something on his band mates’ behalf. My immediate reaction: “LOL

Everybody flirts?
R.E.M.’s new record Accelerate is out April 1
Pre Order: http://tinyurl.com/2e8gpe

Which R.E.M. member is gay?

This may not come as a surprise, but Michael Stipe, the lead vocal of R.E.M. is indeed gay. He talked to Spin Magazine about his coming out story.

It was super complicated for me in the ’80s. I was totally open with the band and my family and my friends and certainly the people I was sleeping with. I thought it was pretty obvious. Now I recognize that to have public figures be very open about their sexuality helps some kid somewhere out there.”

Yeah, who’d knew?

Michael Stipe