R.E.M. Call it a Day
After 31 years of making music American rock band R.E.M. have announced that they are calling it a day.
The news was announced today on the bands official website. In the statement they thank fans and assure that this is a decision they came to together and was not the result of any falling out.
‘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.’
They go on to explain that they came to the decision when they finished putting together their greatest hits album and sat down and said ‘what’s next’. This announcement will no doubt come as a shock to fans, but the band hopes that everyone understands that it was time for it to come to an end. ‘I hope our fans realize this wasn’t an easy decision; but all things must end, and we wanted to do it right, to do it our way’.
The full statement can be found at the official site HERE.
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