The listening parties in Athens for the release of R.E.M. Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011 are fast approaching, and event organizer Jeff Montgomery says tickets to both nights–the Georgia Theatre on November 13th and the 40 Watt on November 14th–are going fast. There will be some fantastic items at the auction on Monday night including the now iconic photo by Laura Levine of the band at Walter’s BBQ in 1984; a Rickenbacker guitar signed by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe (see thumbnail below).
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The Toast to Chronic Town event will have a special display of rare early R.E.M. photo prints from Sandra Lee Phipps on special loan from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Foundation