Michael Stipe still isn't ready to make a solo album, though he enjoyed producing Fischerspooner's new record.
Michael Stipe still isn't ready to make a solo album.
The 58-year-old singer - whose band REM disbanded in 2011 - was ''surprised'' at how comfortably he settled back into the recording studio while producing Fischerspooner's new LP 'Sir', but he insists the experience wasn't enough to make him want to set down his own track.
He said: ''[Producing 'Sir'] definitely brought me back to music in a very unexpected way. I had had a good five years off, away from writing and composing.
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R.E.M. insist they are happy they had the ''luxury'' of splitting on their own terms and nothing could tempt them back together.
R.E.M. insist there is ''nothing on this Earth'' that would make them reform.
The 'Nightswimming' hitmakers - comprising Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe - went their separate ways in an amicable split in 2011 and feel it was a ''luxury'' being able to disband when they were all ready, rather than there being any external pressure or influences.
Asked if anything could make them reform, Mike said: ''No, there is really nothing on this Earth that would make us want to get back together.
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Michael Stipe arriving at Elton John's 15th annual AIDS Foundation benefit held at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, United States - Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Trump has previously used 'Rolling In The Deep' and 'Skyfall' at rallies.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is going to have to update his rally playlist once again, as Adele has become the latest artist to say she has not given him permission to use her music at rallies. Adele joins the likes of Aerosmith and REM, who have all warned Trump against using their hits to drum up support for his presidential campaign.
Adele does not endorse Donald Trump’s use of her music.
Trump has previously used Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ at campaign events, focusing on the song’s “we could have had it all” refrain. He’s also used Adele’s Bond theme ‘Skyfall’ during a November rally in Ohio.
Demi Lovato turned heads at LOGO TV's first Annual Trailblazers event held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York where she wore a black dress with mesh neckline teamed with her purple dip-dyed, half-shaved hair in true rock chick style.
The New York premiere of 'American Hustle' at the Ziegfeld Theater got off to a rocking start with red carpet appearances from the likes of Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell with his wife Vicky Karayiannis, and former lead singer of R.E.M. Michael Stipe.
Taylor Swift, Jerry Springer, Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Thomas and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. were among the mass of arrivals for the 2012 Ripple of Hope Awards Dinner at The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in New York City.
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4th January, 1960