Last week, R.E.M. was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and ex-drummer Bill Berry rejoined the band for a three-song set. Bill has been sorely missed since he left R.E.M. in 1998, and I've always hoped that he would rejoin the band before all is said and done. Good to see them back together for at least a little while.
I also happened to miss this article in which Mike Mills says that the next R.E.M. record will rock more, which is certainly good news.
Here is a review of the new R.E.M. compilation I Feel Fine.
My apologies for taking a bit of a summer hiatus from blogging, I'll try to keep this a little more updated in the coming weeks.