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R.E.M. Tackles Songs of Faith and Revenge : NPR. R.E.M. Tackles Songs of Faith and Revenge R.E.M. isn’t exactly religious, but spiritual themes do creep into its music. Singer Michael Stipe says he comes from a “place of faith,” and that generations of men in the Stipe family have been Methodist ministers.
61 years (January 4, 1960)
drummer Bill Berry
Last October, Stipe released his first solo song, Your Capricious Soul, with proceeds going to Extinction Rebellion; he has just released another, Drive To The Ocean, via his website. Stipe lives with his partner, Thomas Dozol, in New York and Berlin.
I wrote melodies and I tend to write along to other people’s music. That’s what I’ve done most of my career as a musician,” Stipe told Salon. Though Stipe said he “can’t play an instrument to save my life”, he played keyboards and percussion on the recording.
Daniel de la Callem. 2003–2012
One of the reasons Natalie left the band was that she despised the name 10,000 Maniacs so much.” It’s more like how the band used to sound before we were signed.” A founding member of 10,000 Maniacs, Lombardo left just before the release of the band’s first major-label album, 1986’s “The Wishing Chair.”
57 years (October 26, 1963)
Is Italian, Irish, and Native American. Her father’s original Italian family name was “Mercante,” but it was Americanized into “Merchant,” Her mother’s side is Irish — O’Neill or O’Neal or O’Shea — and Native American.
Personal life. In 1983, Stipe met fellow musician Natalie Merchant of the band 10,000 Maniacs; the two started a friendship, and eventually had a romantic relationship for a period of time.
Merchant dedicated the song “River” to her acquaintance, the promising young film actor River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose in 1993.
10,000 Maniacs is an American alternative rock band that was founded in 1981. They have released nine studio albums, six EPs and five live albums. After the recording but before the release of MTV Unplugged, original lead singer and main songwriter Natalie Merchant left the band to pursue a solo career.
Natalie Merchant, famed as the frontwoman for 10,000 Maniacs and now a solo artist, has lived in the Hudson Valley for the last 25 of her 50 years, first in Dutchess and now in Ulster County, with a short stint in Spain with her former husband.
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Jennifer Turner (musician)
|Jennifer “Jen” Turner|
|Genres||Alternative rock Indie rock|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass, vocals,|
|Associated acts||Natalie Merchant, Furslide, Inner, Joseph Arthur and the Lonely Astronauts, Here we go magic, Julian Casablancas, Thrillionaire, Exclamation Pony, High Desert Fires|
10,000 Maniacs1981 – 1993
Merchant wrote her own lyrics — about topics like utopian communes, faith healing and the daze of materialism — on albums of thoughtful yet somehow million-selling folk-pop. But for “Leave Your Sleep,” Ms.