Stipe called for closing bars except for outdoor seating, limiting gatherings, playing football without fans, and increasing testing.
Donald Trump's presidency and campaign has seen several musicians and bands declaring they do not want their music played at his events.
The former REM singer said the president was at the venue to see Patti Smith. Stipe's band is considering legal action for the use of their music in a Trump rally.
"Sesame Street" is 50 years old this week. Here are some of the strangest celebrity guests from the show's five decades, from Mel Gibson to Lassie.
Scientist studied tiny, transparent fish to learn more about sleep.
Who you gonna call? A rational scientist to help explain things.
In a revealing interview, Michael Stipe opens up about his (brilliant, painful, confounding) past. Just don't expect an R.E.M. reunion.
Twenty-five years ago, R.E.M. confronted mortality and loss on its most beloved album.
R.E.M.'s 'Monster' is loud, ugly, and remarkably underrated. The band's singer looks back.