05:05 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 12/13/2012 11:00AM
Let's hear it for New York!
On Wednesday night, some of music's biggest stars came together for the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden.
The concert – which included performances from Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and more – raised money to benefit those affected by the superstorm in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Originally posted 03/21/2008 09:30AM
In a recent interview with Spin magazine, R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe made comments about the positive effect of being an out, gay public figure – quotes that quickly caught traction online. The interview triggered a flurry of discussion about his own sexuality – and his decision to finally acknowledge publicly that he's gay. However, Stipe, 48, has been candid about being "queer" (as he describes himself) for years – even being named in 1995 to Out magazine's "Out 100" list of gay celebrities. Now, for the first time since his much-buzzed about interview, Stipe speaks out to PEOPLE in this taped video statement from Paris.
– Brian Orloff
Originally posted 01/09/2007 09:35AM
Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes, R.E.M. and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the latest acts to be tapped for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Originally posted 02/22/2005 08:00AM
PAINED: Dr. Emily Pollard, a plastic surgeon, pierced Oprah Winfrey's ears on the TV mogul's show Monday, inserting a small diamond stud. "Ohhhh!" Oprah reacted as the needle did its trick. "I need a shot of tequila!" The audience also screamed, the New York Post reports. Only one question remained: Why hadn't Oprah done this before? "I just turned 51, and I'm feeling stronger and better than ever," she said. "This year, I wanted to give myself a special birthday present." After the procedure, she admitted: "That did not not hurt."
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