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Entertainment- R.E.M. Lead Singer Admits He's Gay

There are 30 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Mar 20, 2008, titled Entertainment- R.E.M. Lead Singer Admits He's Gay. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is out of the closet. Stipe tells Spin magazine that he "didn't always see" how publicly announcing that he was gay could help others.

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“Translation: Come and Take it”

Since: Feb 08

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Mar 20, 2008
Joe_ wrote:
Well if that isn't the end of the world as we know it. haha I downloaded that song this morning.(Legally of course)
"and I feel fine" says Tommy after rollin' a fatty! ha ha
tommy salami

Cordova, TN

#22 Mar 21, 2008
and i do feel fine after a fattie..............
Illiniev1

Grand Rapids, MI

#23 Mar 21, 2008
So!
Avejoe

Englewood, CO

#24 Mar 21, 2008
No surprise here. Listen to "**** me kitten" on Automatic for the People. Still great music and a great band though.
wow

La Crosse, WI

#25 Mar 21, 2008
so....who cares
BeachBum

Atlanta, GA

#26 Mar 21, 2008
the talking heads are definitely NOT from athens!

add the drive-by-truckers, widespread panic, perpetual groove, indigo girls, matthew sweet...and on and on. great music from agreat town.

why is it that michael stipe came out when it's been regarded for YEARS! who cares! their induction into georgia's rock and roll hall of fame last year was awesome!
Unvarnished Truth

AOL

#27 Mar 21, 2008
The man can sing and REM is a great band..what difference does it make if Stipe is gay or not?

People ..on both sides of the fence...put too much into who's straight and who's gay..all it comes down to ...can they do what ever job it is they are attempting to do? Is their gayness/straighness getting in the way of what is trying to be accomplished?

I say who is and who isn't isn't news

“Translation: Come and Take it”

Since: Feb 08

Fort Pierce, FL

#28 Mar 26, 2008
BeachBum wrote:
the talking heads are definitely NOT from athens!
add the drive-by-truckers, widespread panic, perpetual groove, indigo girls, matthew sweet...and on and on. great music from agreat town.
why is it that michael stipe came out when it's been regarded for YEARS! who cares! their induction into georgia's rock and roll hall of fame last year was awesome!
You are so right! Sorry the heads are from NY!!!
Wow! There were alot more great bands from Athens
then I thought!
I don't give a damn what you do in your own bedroom....R.E.M. is a great band!
Radar Man

UK

#29 Apr 5, 2008
Good on Michael Stipe for coming out. What about all the other rock musicians who are still in the closet? Maybe 'cos he's come out they might aswell.
bzzzzz

AOL

#30 Apr 5, 2008
Nobody cares about his sex life. We just like the music. Stating the obvious at this point in his career sounds like a publicity grab. R.E.M. makes good music as a band. There is a thing called LSD. That stands for "Lead Singer Disease". Anyone that has ever played in a band knows what this is. Stipes may have aquired it.

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