GQ: “In Athens With Michael Shannon…”

“The people who truly love R.E.M. know that they were the best band in the world but tend to have trouble articulating why… It wasn’t what they did but how they did it.” – Michael Idov
In this outstanding article for GQ, writer Michael Idov chronicles his pilgrimage to Athens to catch up with Michael Shannon and a shared love of R.E.M. on the eve of the Murmur tribute show at the 40 Watt Club.