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R.E.M. Perform Live For The First Time In Fifteen Years


R.E.M. played “Losing My Religion” at the Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York on Thursday (June 13), performing live for the first time in more than 15 years.

In a recent interview with CBS This Morning, R.E.M. had said it would take a comet for the Georgia foursome – Michael StipeMike MillsBill Berry and Peter Buck – to reunite.

Jason Isbell, who inducted R.E.M. into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, said, “The songs they created served a real purpose for kids like me growing up in a small southern town. Somebody out there reluctantly clawing their way into the mainstream who was just as strange and out of place and time as I was. R.E.M. was greater than the sum of its parts. R.E.M. moved like a single instrument.”

Isbell also paid tribute to the band by covering “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).”


Credit: RTTNews