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Michael Stipe record 'unlikely'
Following REM's announcement of their split last month, comes another blow for fans - Michael Stipe will not be recording solo material.
After 31 years spent fronting the critically and commercially successful alternative rock band, it is thought that Michael will give up music completely. REM bassist Mike Mills confessed that it's unlikely that his former bandmate will put his distinctive voice to good use again, instead focusing on a career in photography.
He told Mojo: I don't think that [music] is 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."
And while he was at it, Mike also put an end to any speculation that the band will ever perform on stage together again.
Good thing we still have the greatest hits compilation album to look forward to, which features tracks finished in the band's final days. Double-disc retrospective collection Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011 will be released on 15 November 2011.
highlights from 31 years in music:
Everybody Hurts :
A million tears have been shed to this rock and roll anthem
Shiny Happy People :
An upbeat smash that scored REM one of their biggest hits
The Great Beyond :
Pop classic with lyrics about pushing elephants up the stairs
Losing My Religion :
REM tackle the big issues on this 1991 worldwide hit
This ode to an afternoon nap hit No.6 in the UK in 1998
Crush With Eyeliner :
The rockers showed a harder edge on this offbeat single
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite :
Indie anthem with lyrics it took years for us to decipher