Trio Of R.E.M. Members Perform Together At The Minus 5 Show In Athens


Last night three of the members of R.E.M. shared the stage together in the band’s hometown of Athens, Georgia. The mini-R.E.M.union took place during a The Minus 5 concert at the 40 Watt Club on Tuesday evening.

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck regularly performs with The Minus 5 and the group’s founder Scott McCaughey in The Baseball Project along with R.E.M. alum Mike Mills. Last night Buck, Mills and former R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry – who left the group in 1997 – came together onstage last night at the 40 Watt Club to support The Minus 5 on a cover of song by The Clique (only R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe was not in attendance for the reunion).

Watch below as the collective performs “Superman,” which R.E.M. covered on their 1986 LP Life’s Rich Pageant, captured by Athens GA Live Music:

[Hat Tip – SPIN]

Tour Dates for The Minus 5

  • Dec
  • May