I didn't watch the induction back in, what was it, March?
I did see some mp3s of the show, so I grabbed 'em.
I liked Eddie Vedder before, but his induction speech was amazing. He really did a nice job of hitting some real REM high points.
Best quote: 'If REM had a secret weapon, I would say that it was Mr Mike Mills ... The secret weapon is his voice. It's like a second lead vocal. I think it is what makes so many of their songs absolutely haunting.'
Truer words have never been spoken.
Second best idea: Bill quit because he couldn't do any more photo shoots ;-)
Check out the video or the mp3s.
First time watching the video. Peter's drinking a glass of wine. Ok.
Addendum: Also enjoy their great version of Gardening at Night, one of my top 3 REM songs (with Shaking Through and Fall on Me), on video or in the mp3s above.