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R.E.M. Breaks Up After 31 Years

R.E.M. Breaks Up After 31 Years

R.E.M. has broken up after 31 years of making music together.

Frontman Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, and bassist Mike Mills broke the news on their official site on Wednesday (September 21).

“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,” the band wrote.

To read statements from each individual member, visit


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  • Irina

    I love they’re song Losing my religion

  • annie

    ok now I’m crying

  • Mlllllle


    What if I ride? What if you walk?
    What if you rock around the clock?
    Tick-tock, tick-tock
    What if you did? What if you walk?
    What if you tried to get off, baby?

  • laverdadduele

    I couldn’t care less, their music sucks.

  • cin

    sad day for actual real music not the music that plays on the radio nowadays

  • ka simply amazing

    @annie why cry? Do you want someone with yo in a room ??

  • tom

    So what they have not put out good music in over 10 years.

  • Domino

    Good for them if they are ready to move on, but sad for us teens of the 90′s! :(

  • Lily

    I saw them in 2005. It was AMAZING!
    My favourite song? Country Feedback!

  • Cheryl

    “Everybody Hurts”

  • Q

    Wow, my suspicions have always been right. By the small amount of comments in this post you can see how many stupid kids visit JJ. Hardly any adults. No wonder most comments at other threads are so childish.

  • ClearPerspective

    It’s been a good run fellas! *Night Swimming plays in the back*

  • Broken Musical Heart :(

    This is sad. I was hoping to see them in concert. Just a couple months ago I actually began to appreciate them as a band and to hear this breaks my musical heart :(

  • Christopher Wolff

    A tragic day in music. These men were legends.

  • Christopher Wolff

    @laverdadduele: I hope you die in hell.