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R.E.M.: St Michael

Adrian Deevoy, Q, May 1995

Fabled and reconstructed, the all-new, star-spangled, itinerary-wielding R.E.M. were poised to take on the world. Then Bill Berry took ill. ADRIAN DEEVOY caught the doomed tour before things went horribly wrong, and found Michael Stipe every inch the preening, cosseted global star turn. Here, he reflects on Stipe's 14-year ascent to supernovadom.

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