R.E.M. Continue Work On Next Album

Work is progressing as planned on new album. Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

Producer Scott Litt and R.E.M. are heading to Seattle to

continue work on the group's next album, according to one of our sources. The

group wrote material for the album throughout their 1995 world tour, and

already logged some studio time. "We spent a couple of weeks in Georgia doing

stuff," producer Scott Litt told us. "It's coming along great. It's going to be

a really great record. We're going to be working on it all next month and some

of April as well." Litt couldn't tell us if the plan was to get the album out

by summer, but we won't be surprised if that's what happens.