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REM say there are no plans to reunite

REM have admitted that there is little chance of the band reuniting.

The US group split in 2011 after an illustrious career but there has been speculation that the trio might reconvene soon.

However, Bassist Mike Mills told Rolling Stone that there is no plans afoot to reunite.

The musician did say though that you can't predict the future - leaving the door ajar for a reunion in the future. Speaking of their decision to split, he said:

"There were no real factors other than deciding it was time to break up. There's no drug abuse. There's no in-fighting. There's no legal problems. It was time to break up. That's never really been done before."

Mills added: "The idea of breaking up and not reforming for a reunion tour is kind of attractive to us. I doubt you'll see us touring as REM again. On the other hand, I just played with Peter [Buck, guitarist] in New York City the other night, so fun things do happen. Absolutely nobody can predict the future. But right now, there are zero plans for an REM reunion. Absolutely zero. But the future is a strange place. We could all be hit by a meteor tomorrow, but I would consider it highly unlikely."

REM's last album meanwhile came in the form of 2011's 'Collapse Into Now'.





Watch the video for REM's 'Losing My Religion' below: