On September 16th, Bill Berry will play drums with former bandmates Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe to celebrate R.E.M.’s induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. This will be Berry’s fourth time playing with the band since his 1997, post-Monster tour departure.
Following the gig, R.E.M. will end its year-long hibernation and return to the studio to begin work on a follow-up to 2004’s Around the Sun. For those who want some R.E.M. to munch on a bit sooner, the band’s IRS years will be chronicled and released on And I Feel Fine which hits shelves September 12th.http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003087174