Michael Stipe appeared on Stephen Colbert Thursday to promote his new photo book and new singles.
President Trump came up in their conversation because the President has been using R.E.M. songs at his rallies against the band’s wishes. That led to Stipe’s sharing a story about how he told Trump to shut up at a Patti Smith performance in the 1990s.
And because Thom Yorke recently told Colbert about his favorite R.E.M. song (“South Central Rain”), the host asked Stipe for his favorite Radiohead track, which is “Pyramid Song.”