Michael Stipe

When Michael Stipe Tells Donald Trump to “Go Fuck Himself,” He’s Doing The Donald a Favor

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For a political candidate, finding a song to soundtrack your campaign is an important way to connect with your constituents. You want something recognizable, energetic, and representative of your message, something to rally behind. But if you’re a Republican candidate, you have to contend with an uncomfortable fact: Most of the people who write those songs hate you.
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Neil Young Is Dating Daryl Hannah: Links You Need To See

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Every day, aging rockstars do great things that help them maintain their status as icons and prolong their eventual, inevitable fading away. Today, one of those people was Neil Young, who is hooking up with Daryl Hannah. Really! It’s sad, sure, that his marriage of 36 years ended and he’s already shacking up with somebody else. But it’s also sort of undeniably great that he’s canoodling with a mermaid.
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In Defense of a Woman Fronting Nirvana

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Tonight Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Given his unabashed nerdiness over music history, I’ve decided that Kurt Cobain would think this is at least a little cool. Moreover, I think he would be flattered to hear that his praises will be sung by likes of Michael Stipe and, if the latest entry in the Rock Hall rumor mill is to be trusted, Joan Jett.
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10 Musicians You Should Be Following on Tumblr

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There have been a gazillion things written about Daft Punk and Random Access Memories over the last week or so, but one of the best of them appeared this morning on the Tumblr of Montreal-based musician James Brooks, aka (formerly) as Elite Gymnastics. Brooks’ take on the record is well worth reading, and if you’re not already following him on Tumblr, you really should be. And he’s not the only musician who’s using his blog in a compelling way; here’s a selection of other music makers you should be following on Tumblr. Get to it!
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