I pulled my pants down once and tried to take a shit on stage as a protest to an audience who thought we were a ska band. We were thrown out at gunpoint. It was the West Coast in the early ’80s. We were, in fact, opening for a ska band.
Michael Stipe, of R.E.M., on whether there was ever a moment he thought he would never perform again. (This interview has been making the rounds, but for some reason I haven’t seen anyone highlight was is obviously the best quote.)