It is unlikely Michael Stipe will ever start a solo career despite the recent break-up of R.E.M..

R.E.M. called it a day in September after 31 years together.

While Peter Buck and Mike Mills has continued music outside R.E.M. Mills told Mojo that he cannot see Stipe ever making a solo record. “I don’t think music is where his passion lies,” Mills said.

Stipe has kept creative outside music in film. He is the co-founder of C00 Films and was the executive producer for the movies ‘Being John Malovich’, ‘Velvet Goldmine’ and ‘Man On The Moon’.

Pete Buck is active in his other band The Minus 5.

R.E.M. will release the compilation album ‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011’ in November.

Watch ‘We All Go Back To Where We Belong’ (John version) here: