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REM Rule Out Reunion

Guitarist says that he will never share the stage with his bandmates again

Mike Mills spoke to Rolling Stone about the band's split last week, revealing that they three members will not perform together again.

He revealed that the spilt was entirely amicable but that they wanted to draw a line under their history.

Asked how he was feeling in the aftermath of the band's break-up, Mills replied: "There is sadness because I will never play on the same stage as Peter and Michael again. We're doing this for good reasons, and we end up looking back at all the fun, the joy and the incredible opportunities we had."

Mills added that the break-up had been extremely friendly, and that the band were not splitting because they were on bad terms. He said: "It's not because we have to or we can't stand each other or we suck, We're happy. But we're done."

As reported yesterday, R.E.M. will release new best of, Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982- 2011, on 14 November. It will be the band's first career spanning compilation and it will contain their final three completed recordings.

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