R.E.M. Showcase Single On Letterman

R.E.M., Natalie Imbruglia, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Nicole, Fatboy Slim...

Rock superstars R.E.M. continued their pre-release promotion of Up (Oct.

27) on the "Late Show With David Letterman" on Thursday, where they performed their

new single, "Daysleeper"; the band returns to the show for another performance Friday

(Oct. 23). Clad in a black suit with a printed shirt, singer Michael Stipe stood

jittery at the mic Thursday, shaking his hands up and down to the waltz-like rhythm of

"Daysleeper." Joining the band on drums was the in-demand Joey Waronker

(Beck, Elliott Smith), sitting in for original drummer Bill Berry,

who left R.E.M. last year.