REM play together after 17 years, but "they will not return"

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REM play together after 17 years, but “they will not return”

REM's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame has led the four members of the group to reunite to give their first interview together in thirty years. In his talk with CBS Mornings, Michael Stipe clarified that REM “will never reunite”, that is, that he will never release music or go on tour again, because “it wouldn't be as good.”

In the interview, REM joked that only the passage of “a comet” would make the group reunite.

However, REM has taken advantage of its time in the Songwriters Hall of Fame to take the stage in an exceptional way, in what has been its first live performance since 2007, the year in which the group was inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. Fame. REM has sung 'Losing My Religion' and a fragment of their performance can be seen on Stereogum's YouTube channel.

Jason Isbell was the artist responsible for inducting REM into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In his own tribute to the band, he sang a live version of REM's 1987 single 'It's The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)'.

After the release of the album 'Collapse into Now' in 2011, REM announced their final separation. In 2022, JENESAISPOP dedicated an episode of the Revelation or Scam podcast to REM and his career.

Podcast: Why doesn't anyone talk about REM anymore?

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