After more than three decades as a band, R.E.M. have decided to call it quits in a statment from earlier this morning:
“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.” R.E.M.
R.E.M. released 15 albums during their career, including Murmur, Reckoning, Document, Out of Time and Automatic for the People. The band’s most recent album, Collapse Into Now, was released last in March.