(December 17, 1958- )
Born in Orange County, California
Bassist for R.E.M.
Also provided occasional guitar, piano, percussion and accordion
Sang lead on the songs 'Texarkana,' 'Near Wild Heaven' and 'Superman'
Why he might be annoying
He is fond of rhinestone-studded Nudie suits.
He hates being in videos: 'Peter and I told Michael, 'Go and make any video you like, just don't make us be in it.''
When R.E.M. announced its break-up, he said the band would never reunite, but the band members might collaborate under another name.
Why he might not be annoying
'SPIN' claimed, 'REM's real secret weapon has always been Mills' voice.'
He had to undergo abdominal surgery to remove an intestinal tumor during the 'Monster' tour (July, 1995).
When journalists reported that Michael Stipe had come out of the closet in a 'SPIN' interview (ignoring the minor fact that Stipe had said he was 'a queer artist' seven years earlier), he and Peter Buck (with Stipe's encouragement) released a YouTube video in which they came out as straight (2008).
He said about REM's break-up, 'There's no disharmony here, no falling outs, no lawyers squaring off.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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In 2016, Out of 24 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 82.61% Annoying
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