Welcome to The Singers Talk Podcast based on my book of the same name. This week you’ll hear my conversation with Michael Stipe, the iconic singer of R.E.M. For me, the mark of a great vocalist isn’t just someone who can sing a tune. It’s about the personality the singer gives the vocal—that distinctive tone that lets you know who’s calling on the line. And when Michael Stipe calls, you know damn well who it is. A Multiple Grammy Award Winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, whose band has sold more than 85 million records worldwide. Michael Stipe has long been one of the most captivating and enigmatic front men in music, so I knew he was gonna be fascinating to speak with. But there was a lot more I didn’t know, and I couldn’t be more honored that he shared all of this with us.

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