Michael Stipe says an REM reunion will ‘never happen’
Former R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe has said that the group will never reunite.
Appearing on US TV show CBS This Morning yesterday (December 13) to promote the new 6 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.”
Stipe did say, however, 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.”
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