R.E.M.‘s Mike Mills recently joined Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at the Georgia Theatre in Athens for a performance of the R.E.M. classic “Driver 8.”
“About to go onstage with #JasonIsbell and the #400Unit to sing Driver 8. #psyched #GATH #Athens” Mills tweeted.
“We’ve got a friend who has agreed to come up and sing a song with us,” Isbell said before inviting Mills onstage to sing backing vocals and play tambourine.
“Driver 8” was the second single from R.E.M.’s third album, Fables of the Reconstruction. Released in September 1985, the song peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Isbell’s latest album Georgia Blue included a studio version of “Driver 8”. The album also featured songs by Georgia artists like James Brown, The Black Crowes, Otis Redding and others.
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