REM: Back together after 17 years

After 17 years, REM reunited on the same stage for the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

A few days ago it was said that “a comet has to fall to Earth so we can reconnect”, but the world didn’t have to end last Thursday when the famous band REM from Athens, Georgia performed acoustic “Losing”. my religion”, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck and Bill Berry. Only 13 years after they broke up in 2007 and 2011. The band was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York yesterday Thursday Drummer Bill Berry famously left REM for health reasons, but played on stage with them on several occasions.

“Writing songs and having a catalog of work that we’re all proud of, that’s out there in the world forever, is definitely the most important thing we’ve ever done,” Michael Stipe said at the induction ceremony. “The most important thing is that after all these decades we were able to remain friends and even lovers. We are four people who decided at the beginning of our journey that we would own our project and share the rights equally. One for all, all for each of us,” he added.

REM also gave an exclusive interview to CBS for the first time in 30 years. where they talked about a range of topics including their big hit “Losing My Religion”. “I love this song, but we never thought it would become a hit. They are like bees. They must not fly. This track shouldn’t have been a hit,” said Michael Stipe. In turn, Bill Berry talked about the health problem that led to his departure from the band. “The incident in Switzerland, the aneurysm and the successful operation drained my energy. After that, I was not in the mood to play live music with the band,” he added. said: “I didn’t regret leaving at that time, but I regretted it later.”

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