Wigging Out: R.E.M. Makes A Quick Recovery

R.E.M. managed to work most of the kinks out of their show by their

third night at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View,

California. The last night of their three show stint came across as a

well-oiled affair, and less like a band just going through the

motions, as they were earlier accused. (Now who would have accused

them of that?) They attracted quite a bevy of celebrities when they

played here, including Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, Kirk Hammett of

Metallica, Stephen Dorff, Huey Lewis, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Mark

Eitzel from The American Music Club, and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green

Day who had donned a long, black rasta wig for the occasion, matching

the long rasta braids favored by his wife Adrienne. How did we know it

was Billie Joe? He kept fiddling with the wig, pulling it on and off.

He mentioned something about wanting to watch the show from the seats,

and was afraid he would be recognized. Do you think he's been talking

to Eddie Vedder?