MICHAEL STIPE Biography - Musicians


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Name: Michael Stipe                                                                 
Birth name: John Michael Stipe                                                       
Born: 4 January 1960 Decatur, Georgia, U.S.A.                                       
Genre: Alternative rock                                                             
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, record producer, movie producer, TV producer,     
executive producer                                                                   
Instrument(s): Vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica                                   
John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960 in Decatur, Georgia) is an American         
singer who is the lead vocalist for the alternative rock band R.E.M.. Stipe has     
become well-known (and occasionally parodied) for the "mumbling" style of his       
early career and for his complex, surreal lyrics, as well as his social and         
political activism. Stipe is in charge of the band's visual image, often             
selecting album artwork and directing many of the band's music videos. Stipe's       
work extends outside of the music industry, and he runs his own film production     
companies, C-00 and Single Cell Pictures.