Michael Stipe: “I Think I Will Sing Again … Maybe”
Michael Stipe has kept busy since R.E.M. broke up three years ago, but he took some time to reflect on his former band’s three-decade-long career in a new interview on CBS This Morning. The interview is interspersed with a quick rundown of the band’s history, intercut with footage from the new REMTV boxset that was released last month. He also noncommittally says that he may sing again: “That’s maybe an exclusive, but I think I will sing again. […] Not soon … maybe … I don’t know.” He is, however, emphatic about R.E.M. never reuniting: “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,” adding that he “despises nostalgia.” Watch the full interview below.