Be sure to look for a wave of R.E.M press activity this week and next leading up to the UK dates in July. Uncut Magazine will not only feature three different R.E.M covers in their forthcoming issue but will also showcase three separate cover-mount CDs of songs chosen by Peter, Mike, and Michael, including a live version of “Boy in the Well” from Around the Sun. For more information about subscribing to Uncut, please click here.

R.E.M. will be appearing on the cover of this week’s Radio Times in an exclusive souvenir edition which hits stands today. The TV magazine is producing an incredible eight covers in total to mark the occasion of the biggest gig in 20 years–Live8. Other bands to have their own cover include: Coldplay, U2, Paul McCartney, Sting, Bob Geldof, Annie Lennox and Joss Stone. R.E.M. also talks exclusively to Radio Times</i> in the 10 page Live8 special feature. Go here for more photos and coverage.

Also, be sure to look for the band in Timeout London this week as part of the magazine’s entertainment and Live 8 coverage. Click here to go to their site for more information about the magazine or click here to learn how you can subscribe.