Bill Berry

American musician; drummer for R.E.M.

William Thomas Berry (born July 31, 1958) is an American former musician. He was the drummer for the alternative rock band R.E.M. from 1980 until he left the music industry in 1997. Although known for his drumming, he also played many other instruments, including guitar, bass guitar and piano. He was also a songwriter for the band. He became a farmer after leaving the music industry. He made many reunions with R.E.M. after leaving.[1]

Berry performing with R.E.M.

Berry was born in Duluth, Minnesota. In 1995, he had a brain aneurysm while performing with R.E.M. in Lausanne, Switzerland. He made a recovery. He and his girlfriend have a son, born in 2003.


  1. Wawzenek, Bryan (October 30, 2017). "20 Years Ago: Bill Berry Leaves R.E.M." Retrieved April 2, 2019.

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