REM's Michael Stipe Says the Band Will Never Reunite
MUSIC NEWS - Former REM frontman Michael Stipe again asserted that the group will never reunite. The singer, along with fellow bandmates Peter Buck and Mike Mills, called time on their career together in 2011 after performing as REM for over three decades.
Appearing on CBS This Morning yesterday (December 13, 2014) to promote new six-DVD box set, REMTV, Stipe reflected on the group's history but claimed a reunion will "never happen". When asked by host Anthony Mason if REM will ever get back together, Stipe replied, "No. That will never happen… There's no point. I love those guys very much and I respect them hugely as musicians and as songwriters and everything but I just don’t want to do that thing that people do...I despise nostalgia. I'm not good at looking back."
Though Stipe did say that he hopes to sing again in the future. "That’s maybe an exclusive, but I think I will sing again," he said. "Not soon, maybe…I don’t know."