Michael Stipe wouldn't win The Voice

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Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe doesn't think he would last "five seconds" on 'The Voice' because his vocals are so unusual.

Michael Stipe doesn't think he would last "five seconds" on 'The Voice'.

The former R.E.M. frontman doesn't think his group - who separated in 2011 after three decades together - would be successful if they were starting out now because his vocals are so unusual.

He said: "If you look at TV shows like The Voice, I wouldn't have lasted five seconds.

"I don't have perfect pitch. My voice is too odd to have been appreciated in that context. I'm not sure we would have made it to our third album."

The 'All the Way to Reno' hitmaker recently worked on the soundtrack for his friend Tom Gilroy's film 'The Cold Lands' and though he found it "terrifying" at first, he enjoyed the process so much, he wants to work on more music for movies.

He told The Sun newspaper: "It was terrifying and I loved i. I write melodies and lyrics and I'm a great arranger but I'd never written a piece of music before. I'd always relied on other great musicians.

"But this felt really good. I like a challenge so I may do it again."

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