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Wed September 21, 2011
It's The End For R.E.M.: Band Decides To 'Call It A Day"
Originally published on Wed September 21, 2011 2:14 pm
"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.
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen tells us he's confirmed the news with the band.
NPR Music's archive of R.E.M. stories and performances is here.
Update at 1:48 p.m. ET: Over at All Songs, Robin Hilton adds comments from R.E.M.'s three members, which have also now been posted on the band's website.
Bass player Mike Mills says, in part, that the music on the band's last album — Collapse Into Now — "seemed to draw a natural line under the last 31 years of our working together."