R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe Confirms He's Working On New Music

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Cassie Walker

26 June 2019

Cassie Walker

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It's been a long time, but finally Michael Stipe is back!

In an interview with the Italian Newspaper La Repubblica R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe revealed he's been writing music again.

We haven't heard much since R.E.M. split 8 years ago, but Stipe told the newspaper he has enough songs ready for a solo album saying; "18 songs are already ready.. I'd had a clean break from music. Now I'm writing and recording all by myself for the first time."

Apart from guest appearances and the odd record production this is Stipe has admitted we will hear more from him musically.

As for an R.E.M. reunion, it's unlikely.

Looking forward to hearing more from Michael this year.

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