So THAT'S What Michael Stipe Looks Like!

12/4/2007 10:30 AM PST

So THAT'S What Michael Stipe Looks Like!

Remember that German dude who some hapless paps thought was Michael Stipe the other night?


TMZ would like to present the real Michael Stipe, lead singer of R.E.M., caught in all of his glabrous glory.

Also, note to photogs, fans, and potential Stipe-alikes: Michael does not chum around aimlessly, as evidenced in this footage shot at the Gramercy Park Hotel.