Michael Stipe Releases His First Music Since the End of REM

When REM finally called it a day in 2011, a lot of fans expected Michael Stipe to get deeper into film.  After all, he already had a couple of movie companies of his own.

First came work with silkscreens, sculpture and other visual art.  Stipe’s first post-REM musical project is the soundtrack to a new film called The Cold Lands.  Learn more and get a sample at  Salon.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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