Members of the music group R.E.M, from left, Bill Berry, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe, pose with MTV Video Music Award statuettes after winning in six categories at the award show in Universal City, Calif., Sept. 6, 1991. The group won Video of the Year, Best Group, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Editing and Breakthrough Video of the Year. Missing from the group is guitarist Peter Buck.
Lead singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M., right, accepts the award for Best Group Video as his bandmates look on during the MTV Video Music Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall, Thursday night, Sept. 8, 1994. The band won for the video "Everybody Hurts." From left are, Bill Berry, Mike Mills and Peter Buck, in background.
Michael Stipe, left, of R.E.M., Patti Smith, center, and Billy Corgan, right, of Smashing Pumpkins perform together at a benefit concert for Tibet House New York at Carnegie Hall, New York, Feb. 17, 1997. Tibet House is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibet's cultural heritage.
Michael Stipe, lead singer for the rock band R.E.M., sings to an audience at the Shoreline Ampitheatre during Neil Young's Bridge School benefit concert Saturday, Oct. 18, 1998, in Mountain View, Calif.