TV, Video — November 11, 2011 at 12:59 am

Video: R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Brian Eno and Stephen Colbert sing ‘Lean on Me’

Now that he’s unemployed, former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has plenty of time on his hands, which might explain his unannounced drop-in at the end of Thursday night’s “The Colbert Report.” Host Stephen Colbert paid fitting tribute to “legendary rockers The R.E.M.s,” then permanently enshrined Stipe on his “rock ‘n’ roll shelf of fame.” To top it all off, the episode’s guest, Brian Eno, then joined the two for a spirited, show-closing run through the 1972 soul classic “Lean on Me.” Watch it all unfold above, via The Audio Perv.




  1. So weird. I love it. Only Colbert could have come up with this idea.

  2. huh… even stranger that no one else seems to care enough to comment. that sucks.

  3. It’s not that we don’t care. The video keeps stopping to ramp up, but won’t ramp up, and annoying advertisement is popping up constantly to obscure the whole thing. I just gave up.

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