Michael Stipe in 1985.
Michael Stipe performs with R.E.M. at the Felt Forum in New York on October 30th, 1986.
Michael Stipe in Athens, Ga., on July 11th, 1990.
Michael Stipe performs with R.E.M. on March 11th, 1991.
Mike Mills, Peter Buck, Michael Stipe and Bill Berry of R.E.M. at a rehearsal for the MTV Music Video Awards on September 7th, 1993
Courtney Love and Michael Stipe arrive at the MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California on June 4th, 1994.
Michael Stipe and Tori Amos in Los Angeles on November 20th, 1994.
Michael Stipe performs with R.E.M. at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif., on August 13th, 1999.
Michael Stipe and Def Jam's original co-founder Rick Rubin at a party commemorating his reunion with Lyor Cohen and Russell Simmons at B Bar in New York.
Michael Stipe and Bono at the 1st Annual Entertainment Industry Foundation's "Love Rocks" concert to honor Bono and launch the EIF's National Cardiovascular Research Initiative at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on February 14th, 2002.
Mike Mills, Michael Stipe and Peter Buck of R.E.M. record in Bryan Adams' recording studio in Vancouver on March 5th, 2007.
Michael Stipe performs during R.E.M.'s world tour closing show at the Philips Arena in Atlanta on October 11th, 2003.
Michael Stipe covers R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People with Dashboard Confessional for MTV2's Album Covers at Arlene Grocery in New York on November 25th, 2003.
Michael Stipe performs with Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Bruce Springsteen, Mike Mills of R.E.M. and Steven van Zandt of the E Street Band during the "Vote For Change" concert tour kickoff in Philadelphia on October 1st, 2004.
Michael Stipe performs with R.E.M. at Burswood Dome in Perth, Australia on April 8th, 2005.
Michael Stipe performs with R.E.M. at Hyde Park in London on July 16th, 2005.
Michael Stipe, Bill Berry and Peter Buck of R.E.M. perform at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Ga., on September 12th, 2006.
Michael Stipe of R.E.M. performs with Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Patti Smith during a rehearsal for the 22nd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York on March 12th, 2007.
Vincent Gallo, Heath Ledger and Michael Stipe attend the Marc Jacobs Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on September 7th, 2007.
Michael Stipe is photographed at the Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge in George, Wash., on May 27th, 2008.
Michael Stipe performs with R.E.M. at the Milan Jazzin' Festival at the Arena Civica in Milan on July 26th, 2008.
Michael Stipe performs with R.E.M. at Olympiahalle in Munich on September 23rd, 2008.
Michael Stipe and Mike Mills of R.E.M. perform with Tony Shanahan (piano) during a rehearsal for the Music of R.E.M. Tribute at Carnegie Hall in New York on March 11th, 2009.
Patti Smith and Michael Stipe attend the Music of R.E.M. Tribute afterparty at the City Winery in New York on March 11th, 2009.
Michael Stipe and Courtney Love attend the Creative Time Spring Gala Benefit at Highline Stages in New York on May 5th, 2011.
Michael Stipe attends Dailymotion's Music in Motion: Hal Willner's Freedom Rides at Highline Ballroom in New York on September 15th, 2011.