Michael Speaks to Flood Magazine on River Phoenix Anniversary

“There’s a handful of people I’ve met in my life who I instantly felt, ‘Ahh, this is gonna be a lifetime friendship, OK, done. Meeting River was like that. There was definitely mutual admiration for what we had each done creatively, but beyond that was an instant spark, a warmth, a kinship.” – Michael Stipe

Read Flood Magazine’s article on the occasion of what would have been River’ Phoenix’s 50th birthday as the actor and musician is remembered and celebrated by his sister Rain Phoenix, Flea, and Michael.

After you read the article please be sure to check out Launch Left which was created by Rain to honor River’s life and work as well as give left-of-center artists who might not otherwise get exposure an outlet.