SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

March 21, 2008 13:30 ET

Everybody Flirts

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - March 21, 2008) - R.E.M.'s Mike Mills and Peter Buck announced today that they are both, after years of awkward speculation, heterosexual, or "straight." Singer Michael Stipe declared his relief, and acknowledged that this turn of events was welcomed news, congratulating their courage and candidness.

Stipe, Out Magazine [1995] and BUTT Magazine cover star (, after 14 years of speaking publically about his own private life, was in a strong position to offer his support. Said Mike Mills, "It was time to step out of the fog of uncertainty and into the light of light."

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