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2014/12/13


Michael Stipe of R.E.M. appeared on CBS This Morning and discussed the band's history in promotion of the new six disc boxset REMTV, which compiles the band's MTV appearances and more. During the interview Stipe talked about growing up with REM, the band's difficult years after Bill Berry's departure, and that REM will never reunite ("I despise nostalgia, I'm not good at looking back.") Watch the full interview with Stipe below:



In addition to the six disc collection REMTV, REM also released a vinyl boxset titled 7in-83-88. which includes 11 singles with replicated original picture sleeve art and labels.  Rolling Stone caught up with Mike Mills to discuss the set, and during the conversation Mills talked about R.E.M. calling it quits, his favorite REM basslines, and his own record collection. He also was asked to give his opinion on people still not really getting what "The One I Love" is all about:

"...it's interesting and kind of funny to see that people get it wrong, but you know, I certainly don't think it's anyone's job to listen that closely to the words. There are 10 or 12 of my favorite songs, I have no idea what they're about or what the words even are. If you think that song's a love song, go hug your boyfriend or girlfriend. If you care to listen close enough, you see it isn't. But there are plenty of R.E.M. songs where I don't know what they're about."

Read the full interview with Mills over at Rolling Stone. The tracklisting for 7IN-83-88 is posted below and the set can be ordered here.

01. "Radio Free Europe" b/w "There She Goes Again"
02. "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" b/w "King of the Road"
03. "(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville" b/w "Catapult"
04. "Can't Get There From Here" b/w "Bandwagon"
05. "Driver 8" b/w "Crazy"
06. "Wendell G" b/w "Crazy" + "Ages of You" b/w "Burning Down" [prev unreleased in US]
07. "Fall On Me" b/w "Rotary Ten"
08. "Superman" b/w "White Tornado"
09. "The One I Love" b/w "Maps and Legends" (live)
10. "Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" b/w "Last Date"
11. "Finest Worksong" b/w "Time After Time" (live) [previously unreleased in US]

Published December 13th, 2014 @ 4:42 PM