Sunday, 15 May 2011

REM frontman Michael Stipe has said he tried to get Nirvana's Kurt Cobain

REM frontman Michael Stipe has said he's Kurt Cobain with Nirvana in order to record a couple has tried to "save his life."

Stipe said that he is in Seattle, Cobain house a plane ticket and sent the driver to record with him and try to get to is to come, but this singer will not leave your house, speaking to Interview Magazine.

Asked about his failed attempt to record with Cobain, Stipe said: "I was doing that to try to save his life. The collaboration was me calling up as an excuse to reach out to this guy. He was in a really bad place."

He continued: "I constructed a project to try to snap Kurt out of a frame of mind. I sent him a plane ticket and a driver, and he tacked the plane ticket to the wall in the bedroom and the driver sat outside the house for 10 hours. Kurt wouldn't come out and wouldn't answer the phone."

Stipe has denied that the meeting was part of an album, saying it had "become part of mythology."

Michael Stipe also revealed that about when he suffered from bulimia in the early 1980s, because it describes "complete meltdown".

He said: "I went through this difficult time when we were making our third record where I kind of lost my mind. That's when the bulimia kicked in. And that's when I got really freaky."

Stipe described the illness as "a control thing" and said it lasted for "about a year."