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Stipe performing at South by Southwest in 2008
|Birth name||John Michael Stipe|
January 4, 1960 |
Decatur, Georgia, U.S.
Possessing a distinctive voice, Stipe has been noted for the "mumbling" style of his early career. He was in charge of R.E.M.'s visual aspect, often selecting album artwork and directing many of the band's music videos. Outside the music industry, he owns and runs two film production studios, C-00 and Single Cell Pictures.
As a member of R.E.M., Stipe was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. As a singer-songwriter, Stipe influenced a wide range of artists, including Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Thom Yorke of Radiohead. Bono of U2 described his voice as "extraordinary".
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Stipe at Glastonbury Festival with his "Goblin" make up
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