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REM are never ever ever getting back together

By | Published on Monday 15 December 2014


REM will never get back together, OK? Stop asking. What do you mean you weren’t asking? Yes you were. Maybe you just forgot. Michael Stipe was on the TV telling everyone how his ex-band are not going reunite just last week.

To be fair, if you’re going to go on a morning TV show to promote a new DVD boxset of your former band’s music, you are opening yourself up to inane reunion questions. So it’s his own fault.

Asked about the possibility of a reunion when he appeared on CBS’s ‘This Morning’ last week, Stipe said: “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”.

“I’m not good at looking back”, said the man promoting a retrospective boxset. ‘REMTV’ is out now, kids.

Watch the full interview here: