The six-disc DVD box set REMTV collects decades of television appearances, featuring footage of performances culled from concerts, award shows, their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and general TV appearances from between 1983 and 2007. It contains both of the band’s MTV Unplugged appearances from 1991 and 2001 – which was released on CD earlier this year as Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions – and the band’s VH1 Storytellers show from 1998, all of which contain previously unreleased outtakes. [Rolling Stone]
The big reveal in the whole interview is that Stipe does indeed plan to sing again at some point, but not likely with the R.E.M. guys — he doesn’t want become a nostalgia act — and it doesn’t seem to be that he’s planning to return to the stage anytime soon.