Artist News

No Stipe solo album likely

By | Published on Friday 28 October 2011

Michael Stipe

This is ‘not in the studio’ news really. Former REM-er Mike Mills has said that while he is looking for new musical projects now his band have split up, his former bandmate Michael Stipe probably isn’t, instead focusing on his sculpture and photography.

Asked by Mojo whether we can now expect a Michael Stipe solo album, Mills said: “I doubt it. I don’t think that’s where his passion lies. I think he wants to be in the visual arts. I imagine Michael will do a lot of sculpture and photography. I think those are his big interests now”.