On the latest installment of Here's the Thing, Alec Baldwin talks with Peter Frampton about the guitar god's career, his signature talk-box effect and the smash success of "Frampton Comes Alive," one of the most successful live albums in history. In fact, the podcast opens with a mighty guitar riff from that recording. "Come on, admit it," Alec begins. "If you're my age, you remember exactly where you were when you heard this."
Michael Stipe of R.E.M. has put his Canal Street loft on the market for $10.95 million. He's searching for a downtown place better suited to his new passion: sculpting. "I wake up in the morning thinking of sculpture, not lyrics," Stipe tells WSJ. "Lyrics are too hard." Here's what you'll get for your 109,500 benjamins:
The listing by Carter Wilcox and Chris Poore of Corcoran Group, said the co-op at 533 Canal St. has three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an oversize soaking tub, a study and a home office. Ceiling heights range between 10 feet and 13 feet high.
Though Canal Street often rumbles with trucks heading for the Holland Tunnel, upstairs sounds are muted.