REM singer Michael Stipe gave a (possibly unintentional) tip of the hat to Tropic Thunder at the Rob Pruitt Art Awards Wednesday, where James Franco sang in a sleeveless tuxedo shirt.
We thought Scandinavia was full of easy-going, lovey-dovey blondes, not guitar-stealing nogoodniks. Guess we were wrong. A couple nights ago in Helsinki, Peter Buck of R.E.M. had his trademark Rickenbacker 360 guitar lifted from the stage. Poof – no more jangle. The band is offering a reward and accepting information about the instrument’s whereabouts. Head to the R.E.M. website for the specifics.
Here are five of the band’s best Rickenbacker tunes. Do you agree? Listen to R.E.M. at Rhapsody.
- “Sitting Still”
- “Seven Chinese Brothers”
- “Pretty Persuasion”
- “Feeling Gravity’s Pull”
- “Begin The Begin”
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