R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe made a pair of high-profile public appearances last night, first popping up on “The Colbert Report.” to sing the Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas” with Stephen Colbert and Mandy Patinkin, then joining Coldplay’s Chris Martin to perform “Losing My Religion” as a surprise guest at 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief.
Above, you can see video of Martin’s short set last night (Stipe appears around the 5:20 mark), and, below, we’ve got video of the “Colbert” appearance as well as an interview with Stipe from backstage at the 12-12-12 concert. As for the “Colbert” appearance, it follows his 2011 visit during which he sang “Lean On Me” with Colbert and Brian Eno.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen it, the living members of Nirvana backed Paul McCartney at the 12-12-12 concert, too, and premiered a brand-new song.
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Sign Off – Michael Stipe & Mandy Patinkin – “Good King Wenceslas”|