TV, Video — December 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

Video: R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe pops up at 12-12-12 concert, ‘The Colbert Report’

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.


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  1. matt – thx for compiling all this stuff into one succinct review/location. You make it so much easier for those of us who carry the torch for the heritage of alt rock to find what we need on a daily basis! Kudos to you and all your success… well deserved!

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