R.E.M. Brings London Apple Store Up To Speed (Billboard)
MS: Michael Stipe, looking dapper in a suit and tie, was in relaxed form, joking, "I have an eye boner because I'm kind of a Mac guy. Once you go Mac, you never go back."
REM's Michael Stipe slams US government (NME)
MS: "I want something more progressive. What will this decade represent when historians look back at the first decade of the 21st century? They're going to look at my government's over-reaction to 9/11 and how they used that to their own greedy end. How sad is that?"
REM's Michael Stipe hails 'level-headed' Barack Obama (NME)
MS: "I'm buoyed by Barack Obama arriving at a time when people have lost their faith in politics," he told The Sun's Something For The Weekend. "He arrived uncumbered - he is not beholden to anyone. He doesn't have an electronic Rolodex of people he owes favours to.
"There's something there that speaks of a level-headedness and competence, so obviously I want him to be the next President."
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