Thom Joins REM Onstage

by Jonathan on September 15, 2004

From the NME:
Photo from fileRADIOHEAD frontman THOM YORKE joined his pals REM onstage at their secret LONDON show tonight (September 15).
Yorke appeared onstage at the St James’ Church halfway through the set to join Michael Stipe on vocals for a version of the US band’s 1996 UK Top Five hit ‘E-Bow The Letter’, Yorke taking the part Patti Smith sang on the studio version.
REM had to restart the song after Stipe claimed “I was so excited I fucked up the beginning”, before going on to apologise for swearing in church.
Yorke, who has been friends with REM since Radiohead supported them on the 1995 ‘Monster’ tour, had previously sung the same song onstage with REM at Vancouver Thunderbird Stadium in August last year.
The 200-strong invite-only audience gave Yorke a storming ovation, and they also responded enthusiastically to the seven songs REM performed from forthcoming album ‘Around The Sun’, out on October 4.
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(thanks to Jesse)



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