I can hear you/Can you hear me?" Michael Stipe sang on the first R.E.M. album, and he's probably spent a chunk of the past 15 years wishing he'd kept his pretty mouth shut. Few rock stars have been mind-read and decoded over the years like Stipe, the preternaturally wiggly boy-man who burst on the scene in 1983 with hair that made Frampton come alive and lips that needed kissing something fierce. Fifteen... More >>>
By Anton Corbijn
They invented an audience in their own image--and unlike the Sex Pistols or Nirvana, they've had to grow up with it.