Micheal onstage in RioR.E.M. News: The official band website has been re-designed, and though it does look a lot prettier, I have to say FLASH SUCKS. (Hey Bertis! You know why the fan club succeeds? Because it’s lo-tech. Figure it out.) The merchandise store will be open next week, but for now you can read a news update about the Rock in Rio concert where they played two songs from the new album.