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Jimmy Fallon’s not so Kosher word for Miss Piggy!
November 17th, 2011 under Jimmy Fallon, Michael Stipe. [ Comments: none ]


Yesterday on Late Night, Jimmy Fallon had his 4 guests play Password together. It was the oddest pairing and in a weird way it worked out brilliantly well. It was Miss Piggy and Martin Short vs Kermit the Frog and REM’s Michael Stipe and can you guess what team won? Yeah, and the winner looks like he won something even better than the game, so watch it all the way through to see what he won.
But before you get to that, you have to see the not so Kosher word they had as the answer for Miss Piggy. I don’t blame her for being so upset!

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Everybody Hurts because R.E.M. split.
September 21st, 2011 under 80s, Michael Stipe. [ Comments: none ]


R.E.M. announced today that after 31 years they are splitting, and as most people read/heard the news they thought…wait they are still together?
The former band posted this message on their site:

“To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.” R.E.M.

Back when I was a kid, I would’ve been curled up in a circle singing Shiny, Happy People with tears streaming down my face trying to put a smile on my face. But today, I could care less because they haven’t released a good album since Automatic for the People in 1992.
BTW is it wrong for me to wonder what Michael Stipe did to cause them to split?

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Do Michael Stipe and Betty White have something tell us?
May 5th, 2011 under Betty White, Do they have something to tell us?, Michael Stipe. [ Comments: none ]



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Betty White and Michael Stipe were at the New York Times TimesTalk event last night and the two were photographed holding hand? So I have to wonder if the TV Legend and the REM singer have something to tell us? Especially after she told David Letterman on The Late Show that still dates! But sadly there is nothing there because it was just the two stars of the event posing for the cameras…
Even though there is nothing there, it looks like the Golden Girl is willing to get Hot in NY with him!

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Who made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
January 8th, 2007 under 80s, Michael Stipe. [ Comments: none ]

In their first year of eligibility, the alternative rock prototype R.E.M. and ’80s hard rock progenitors Van Halen have been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The two bands will be joined by the long overlooked Patti Smith, girl group the Ronettes and the first rapper in hall, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. R.E.M. was considered an easy first ballot inductee as the band ushered in the American indie rock scene in the 1980s, influenced multitudes of guitar-oriented bands and became a symbol of artistic independence even after signing with Warner Bros. Band — Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and the retired Bill Berry — scored critically and commercially over the course of two decades, beginning with "Radio Free Europe" and the album "Murmur." R.E.M. is starting work on their new studio album, the follow-up to 2004’s "Around the Sun," in London. Just as last year’s class had its controversial inductee, Miles Davis, the pot will be stirred again as Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five becomes the first rap act voted into the hall. Grandmaster Flash was the first to develop many DJ techniques; the Furious Five’s influential MCs included Melle Mel and Cowboy. Group was the first to bring social commentary to rap and elevate the music beyond novelty with songs such as "The Message" and "White Lines." Smith is considered the Godmother of Punk, a poet who made visceral and cerebral rock ‘n’ roll records and was among the leaders of the original wave of New York punk rockers. The Ronettes were the ultimate girl group between 1963 and 1966. Led by Ronnie Spector, trio was responsible for the prototypical hits "Be My Baby" and "Baby, I Love You." Van Halen was the 1980s’ biggest hard-rock success story. With a guitar hero in Eddie Van Halen and a cartoonish frontman in David Lee Roth, Van Halen played hard-edge rock and roll with a unique swagger. Roth was replaced by Sammy Hagar in the late 1980s and Hagar told the Cleveland Plain Dealer last month that, should Van Halen be inducted, the ceremony "could be a real comedy, man. I don’t think it’s gonna be a real friendly, beautiful scene. "You throw Dave in that mix, and I just don’t see it working. Dave’s gonna want it to be all about him. "Ed’s gonna want it to be all about him. And that’s a tough one right there. I’ll probably just be sitting over in the corner, cracking up." The induction ceremony for the five artists will be held on March 12 in New York. To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. This year’s nominees had to release their first single no later than 1981.

Variety 

I wonder which singer is going to be there for Van Halen?

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