Great R.E.M. interview? Or the greatest R.E.M. interview? The Athenians’ charm offensive is on full throttle between the La Blogs and the happy, sort of bashful turns on the Today show and last night’s Colbert, but there was something extra special about the stint with Stephen. Perhaps it took root in Colbert’s towering stool, or maybe via covering his junk with the band’s new album, or maybe it spawned from Stephen being the last person to know Stipe is gay (or at least, satirical Stephen — Michael’s face was pretty classic). They played the “Supernatural” single, too.
It’s nice to have them back. Don’t cut our eyes out with a bottle for saying so, guys.