REM honoured by their home state

Well, it's about time...

R.E.M are to be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall Of Famelater this year.

The band, who formed in the city of Athens in the southern US state in 1980, will receive the honour at a ceremony on September 16 in Atlanta.

Other inductees the same night will include Gregg Almann and Jermaine Dupri.

R.E.M are currently on a break after their ‘Around The Sun’ world tour, which ended last summer. They recently briefly got back onstage with former drummer Bill Berry, performing a version of ‘Country Feedback’ at the Georgia Theatre on April 1.