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Michael Stipe Through the Years

See the former R.E.M. frontman perform and spend time with his famous friends

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Michael Stipe in 1985.

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MTV Music Video Awards

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

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MTV Movie Awards

Courtney Love and Michael Stipe arrive at the MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California on June 4th, 1994.

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Shoreline Amphitheater

Michael Stipe performs with R.E.M. at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif., on August 13th, 1999.

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Def Jam Party

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.

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‘Love Rocks’ Concert

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.

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Bryan Adams’ Recording Studio

Mike Mills, Michael Stipe and Peter Buck of R.E.M. record in Bryan Adams' recording studio in Vancouver on March 5th, 2007.

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Dashboard Confessional

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.

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Vote For Change

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.

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40 Watt Club

Michael Stipe, Bill Berry and Peter Buck of R.E.M. perform at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Ga., on September 12th, 2006.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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.

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

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.

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Sasquatch Music Festival

Michael Stipe is photographed at the Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge in George, Wash., on May 27th, 2008.

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Milan Jazzin’ Festival

Michael Stipe performs with R.E.M. at the Milan Jazzin' Festival at the Arena Civica in Milan on July 26th, 2008.

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R.E.M. Tribute Rehearsal

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.

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R.E.M. Tribute Afterparty

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.

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Creative Time Spring Gala

Michael Stipe and Courtney Love attend the Creative Time Spring Gala Benefit at Highline Stages in New York on May 5th, 2011.

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Music in Motion

Michael Stipe attends Dailymotion's Music in Motion: Hal Willner's Freedom Rides at Highline Ballroom in New York on September 15th, 2011.