There Won’t Be An R.E.M.Reunion, But Michael Stipe Says He Will Sing Again

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Here’s the bad news.

An R.E.M. reunion is about as likely as a Smiths reunion.

That might be a tough fact to swallow for those of us who were weaned on Reckoning and Murmur, but that’s the way it is and that’s the way it shall forever be.

Appearing on CBS This Morning this weekend to promote R.E.M.’s massive DVD REMTV–Rhino’s whopping six-disc video collection–Michael Stipe said of an R.E.M. reunion: “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.”

However, in spite of that, Stipe did shed some light on his musical future, and admitted that he will be stepping behind a microphone again.

“That’s maybe an exclusive, but I think I will sing again,” he said. “Not soon, maybe…I don’t know.”

REMTV Details:

Disc One
Unplugged 1991
Outtakes 1991
Unplugged 2001
Outtakes 2001

Disc Two
VH1 Storytellers
Storytellers Outtakes
The Cutting Edge
MTV 10th Anniversary Special
Video Music Awards 1993
Video Music Awards 1995
European Music Awards 1998
European Music Awards 2001
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2007
The Colbert Report 2008

Disc Three
R.E.M. In Dallas
R.E.M. Uplink At Bowery Ballroom
Live In Cologne
Live In Cologne Outtakes

Disc Four
R.E.M. At The Tabernacle, London
MTV Sonic Milan
Rock AM Ring
Rock AM Ring Outtakes

Disc Five
Live At Rolling Stone, Milan
Live At Oxegen Festival
R.E.M. Live In Athens, Greece

Disc Six
Deleted Scenes