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

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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