Michael Stipe Is Working On A Series Of Books About His Life

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is hard at work on a series of books about his life. Before fans of the band get too excited, they're not autobiographies per se, but rather photo-based works that speak to the singer's life.

Produced in partnership with Jonathan Berger, the books will span the creative’s life during the band’s heyday and his early life.

"It's the first in a series of books I'm releasing," Stipe told The Creative Independent. "This one focuses on my timeline, on the work I've done all along, all through the band and back to my early 20s. It's all photo-based, but some of it's just documentation of things I'm obsessed with and that I focus on to make new pieces from. There are also certain things I'll take, recontextualize, and present as something completely different."

The first book in the series will be out towards the end of this year.