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David Letterman confirms plans to leave The Late Show

April 3rd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
David Letterman
U.S. late-night TV host David Letterman has confirmed he is planning to retire as the host of The Late Show in 2015.

Former R.E.M. star Mike Mills let the news slip on Thursday afternoon (03Apr14) after he had been a guest on the taping of the show, during which the 67-year-old host announced his plans to step down in a year.

Now, Letterman, who has been fronting the show for 21 years, has released his Thursday night monologue, in which he reveals he broke the news to his network boss at CBS, Les Moonves, before the taping began.

He said, "The man who (runs) this network, Leslie Moonves,...

R.E.M. to release four-album acoustic set on Record Store Day

March 17th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Mike Mills
R.E.M. are making an unofficial comeback with a special Record Store Day vinyl release of acoustic material.

Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions is a four-album collection of all the band's MTV Unplugged recordings, and features fan favourites that didn't actually air on television - and were never released.

Tracks include the hits Radio Song, Losing My Religion, Pop Song 89, It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) and The One I Love and a cover of The Troggs' Love is All Around.

R.E.M. are the only band to perform on two MTV Unplugged specials - one in 1991 ...

Michael Stipe Announces Bandmates' Heterosexuality

March 21st, 2008 4:26pm EDT
Michael Stipe
R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe has poked fun at his homosexuality by reading out a 'statement' revealing his bandmates Mike Mills and Peter Buck are heterosexual. In the staged press conference video on the group's YouTube webpage, Stipe sits down to read his humorous statement as camera bulbs flash repeatedly around him.

The frontman, who first revealed his sexual preference in an interview with Time magazine in 2001, retains a deadly serious composure throughout the clip, before collapsing in a heap of laughter at the end.

In the video, Stipe says: "R.E.M.'s Pete Buck and Mike Mil...

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