Honor reunites R.E.M.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThe three remaining members – Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills – have continued to tour and record without naming an official drummer. Also inducted Saturday were Allman Brothers founder Gregg Allman, writer-producers Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri, and the late Felice Bryant. Bryant, along with husband Boudleaux Bryant, wrote country and rock standards including “Rocky Top,” “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Love Hurts.” – Associated Press The four original members of R.E.M. gave a rare performance Saturday night as the group was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The group, which formed in Athens, Ga., in 1980, has won three Grammys and sold more than 70 million records. It has performed as a quartet only a handful of times since 1997, when drummer Bill Berry left the group after suffering a brain aneurysm onstage in 1995. “This is going to be loud,” front man Michael Stipe said as the group launched into “Begin the Begin.” Saturday’s reunion performance was by far the largest and the first that was publicized in advance. Many of the roughly 1,500 people at the Georgia hall’s black-tie induction ceremony clearly were there to see the group. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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