R.E.M have decided to call it quits after 31 years and 15 albums.
The ban posted a statement on their website stating:
“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.”
A greatest hits package will be released in November. Until then, here’s a video of their Sesame Street appearence.