The bassist hijacks the Ken Stringfellowgig at Dingwalls to knock out a couple of classics...
MIKE MILLS performed REM songs at an impromptu appearance at the LONDON DINGWALLS venue last night (November 11).
The gig was billed as a Ken Stringfellow show, with guest appearances by Soft Boys vocalist Robyn Hitchcock and Scott McCaughey, leader of all-star indie-rock supergroup Minus 5, who’ve counted amongst their number REM guitarist Peter Buck.
Eyewitnesses at the show have told NME.COM that Mills took to the stage on a number of occasions throughout the night. However for an encore Stringfellow was joined by Mills and Hitchcock for a run-through of two REM songs, ‘(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville’ and ‘Electrolite’.
In other news, REM have finally recorded a song written 20 years ago for a forthcoming movie project.
According to the group’s official website, www.remhq.com, the track ‘All The Right Friends’, was written around 1979-80, but it is unclear if it was ever properly recorded.
However, the track was recently recorded in Seattle’s Studio X studio and will be contributed to the forthcoming Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz film ‘Vanilla Sky’.