R.E.M. Calls It Quits
September 21, 2011 at 11:49 AM (PT)
"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. came together in ATHENS, GA in 1980, with singer MICHAEL STIPE, guitarist PETER BUCK, bassist MIKE MILLS and drummer BILL BERRY; BERRY left the group in 1997. They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.