R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe performing at the 1998 Tibet Freedom Concert at RFK Stadium in Washington DC.
R.E.M. performs in 2003, during the first concert of their German tour on the stage of the AOL-Arena in Hamburg.
R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe poses in the Studio during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 at the Olympiahalle on November 1, 2007 in Munich, Germany.
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Inductees Michael Stipe (lef) and Mike Mills of R.E.M. perform onstage at the 22nd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 12, 2007 in New York City.
Michael Stipe of R.E.M. performs during the 2008 Voodoo Experience at City Park on October 26, 2008 in New Orleans.