Die 31-jährige Bandgeschichte der einflussreichen Band aus Indie/Pop/Collegerock/Alternative/Rock-Momenten hat ein Ende.
Die Band macht es kurz:
"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."