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Spin Outs Michael Stipe; America also Discovered
So, R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe--who had been in the "glass closet" for decades now--has openly declared himself gay in the pages of Spin magazine, which is touting it as an exclusive or at least a big deal. Who's next, guys: Rob Halford? Morrissey? Will you inform us that [shock, gasp] Courtney Love has a drug problem? Axl Rose and Billy Corgan are megalomaniacs? Jeez...