publication date: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 (part of Round XXIII)
clue: Remember to guess before the week is out.
explanation: Stipe was the lead singer for R.E.M., which was hinted by the first three letters of the clue. The phrase "before the week is out" is a play on their album title "Out of Time." more…
trivia: Incorrect guesses included Sting, Chris Issak, and Barbra Streisand.