R.E.M. Single Features Bonus Tracks

The U.K. version of R.E.M.'s next single, "Lotus" (Dec. 7), will feature a previously unreleased instrumental ("Surfing the Ganges"), as well as the "Weird Mix" of "Lotus" by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. A limited edition of the single, from the recently released Up LP, will feature a live version of the song "Suspicion," recorded at San Francisco's Toast studios, according to the band's management. The group also recently retooled their hit "Shiny Happy People" into "Shiny Furry Monsters" for an appearance on the long-running PBS children's show "Sesame Street," which will air in January. The group is scheduled to film the video for its next single, "At My Most Beautiful," in L.A. within the next two weeks.