Mike Mills

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Mike Mills
Mike Mills
Mills performing with R.E.M. in 2008
Background info
Full name Michael Edward Mills
Birthday/Birthplace (1958-12-17) December 17, 1958
Orange County, California, United States
Genre(s) Alternative rock, folk rock, college rock, jangle pop
Profession(s) Musician, composer, music producer
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals, guitar, piano, accordion, percussion
Active Years 1980–present
Worked with R.E.M., Hindu Love Gods, The Backbeat Band, Automatic Baby, The Baseball Project, Big Star’s Third

Michael Edward Mills (born December 17, 1958), known as Mike Mills , was the bassist of the REM band, mainly known for taking care of bass and of the piano, but also sometimes percussion instruments, strings and keyboards. He also contributed to the creation of the lyrics of the band.

Mike_Mills’s Biography

Beginnings

Mike Mills was born in Orange County, California. As a boy he moved with his family to Macon, Georgia, in the early ’60s. His father, Frank, was a singer, coming to have performances on The Ed Sullivan Show. His mother, Adora, was a piano teacher, which helped Mike discover his interest in music at a young age. He met drummer Bill Berry in high school, with whom he would later form a band. They met Michael Stipe and Peter Buck after starting the University of Georgia in Athens.

R.E.M.

Mills in 2004.

Mills, Berry, Buck and Stipe decided to leave the university and concentrate on the band, now called R.E.M. The band obtained a fast acceptance and a good number of followers, reason why they would be able to sign a record contract with I.R.S. Records.

Mills is responsible for many of the lyrics of R.E.M. like “Find the River”, “At My Most Beautiful”, “Why Not Smile”, “Let Me In”, “Wendell Gee”, “(Do not Go Back To) Rockville”, “Beat a Drum”, ” Be Mine “and” What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? ” In addition to putting his voice to many songs, is the lead singer in songs like “Texarkana”, “Near Wild Heaven”, “Superman” and the version of The Troggs, “Love Is All Around”.

Mills is also known for his collection of colorful and strange costumes that he sometimes uses on stage, such as the one that can be seen in the video of “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” and in many of the Monster Tour concerts in 1995. Those costumes are known as “Nudie suits”.

Mike Mills Net Worth – $60 Million

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