After considering Twisted Kites, Cans of Piss, and Negro Eyes, the band settled on "R.E.M." (which is an initialism for rapid eye movement, the dream stage of sleep), which Stipe selected at random from a dictionary. The band members eventually dropped out of school to focus on their developing group.Genres: Alternative rock, folk rock, college rock, jangle pop. Rock band REM's frontman Michael Stipe today revealed he was gay, ending years of speculation about his sexuality. The 41-year-old singer told Time magazine he was a 'queer artist' who had been in.
Jan 21, 2014 · The band returned to a rougher-edged sound on 1984's Reckoning, which featured the college hit "So.Central Rain (I'm Sorry)." By the time R.E.M. hit the road to support Reckoning, they had become well known in the American underground for their constant touring, aversion to videos, support of college radio, Stipe's mumbled vocals and detached stage presence, Buck's ringing guitar, and their. Mar 25, 2008 · Last week, REM lead singer Michael Stipe revealed, to the surprise of no one on this planet, that he is gay. The singer has never felt the need to publicly discuss his sexuality before, but thinks now is the right time to do so. He said: “It was super complicated for me in the ’80s.
May 14, 2001 · Rock band REM's frontman Michael Stipe has revealed he is gay, ending speculation about his sexual orientation. The 41-year-old singer told Time magazine he was a "queer artist" who had been in a relationship with a man for three years.