REM’s Michael Stipe on his new artbook, ‘insanely heroic’ Colin Kaepernick and making music again

REM might have collectively retired as a band in 2011, but frontman Michael Stipe certainly didn’t resign himself to an alt-rock old home.He’s still relevant, but now more as a visual artist. Before becoming one of the great pop icons of the ’80s, Stipe studied painting and photography at the University of Georgia. These days, he’s focused less on writing oblique and poetic songs, and more on creating personal yet enigmatic photography books (published through Italian artbook specialist Damiani…


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