R.E.M. have announced on their site this morning that they are breaking up. They posted the following message:
To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.
More to follow.
R.E.M. Call It A Day [REM HQ]
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