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Deberg_1990
09-21-2011, 01:25 PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/21/us-rem-idUSTRE78K5HN20110921


Rock band R.E.M said they had decided to "call it a day" after more than 30 years of making music together in a posting on Wednesday on the group's official website.

"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 statement said.

R.E.M , made up of singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bass player Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry, have released 15 albums since forming in 1980. Their most recent "Collapse into Now" was released earlier this year.

Detoxing
09-21-2011, 01:25 PM
Oh thank god...

blaise
09-21-2011, 01:26 PM
It's the end of the band as we know it, and I feel fine.

Sofa King
09-21-2011, 01:26 PM
There comes a time.....

Huffman83
09-21-2011, 01:27 PM
They were still a band?

Omaha
09-21-2011, 01:28 PM
Bummer. They're one of my favorites. Collapse Into Now was a good CD.

Graystoke
09-21-2011, 01:28 PM
Oh Well...I can always Garden at Night

LiveSteam
09-21-2011, 01:29 PM
Who?

BillSelfsTrophycase
09-21-2011, 01:30 PM
I think I thought I saw you cry

Thig Lyfe
09-21-2011, 01:31 PM
I'm glad you clarified that it was the rock band R.E.M. instead of some other R.E.M. that might possibly call it quits.

rocknrolla
09-21-2011, 01:32 PM
Give em 5 years. And they will be back. Good band though.

Donger
09-21-2011, 01:37 PM
Good. Now go and take a shower you whiny, filthy, little hippie maggot.

Donger
09-21-2011, 01:38 PM
It's the end of the band as we know it, and I feel fine.

LMAO

KCUnited
09-21-2011, 01:41 PM
Stipe put on a Magic Johnson like run there, but finally succumbed to aids. RIP.

RockChalk
09-21-2011, 01:51 PM
They were still a band?

this

Omaha
09-21-2011, 02:03 PM
They were still a band?

this

Their drummer retired years ago, but they've been putting out music consistently. Their last two CDs were very good. They didn't get a lot of play around here, but they did on Sirrius.

RockChalk
09-21-2011, 02:10 PM
Their drummer retired years ago, but they've been putting out music consistently. Their last two CDs were very good. They didn't get a lot of play around here, but they did on Sirrius.

Like I'm sure Huff intended, it was a joke based on them not getting much play/pub in this parts. Although never a favorite of mine, I like some of their work.

loochy
09-21-2011, 02:11 PM
http://media.photobucket.com/image/well%20bye/erman3157/WellBye-1.jpg

gblowfish
09-21-2011, 02:21 PM
Stand in the place where you live.




Now face North....

Otter
09-21-2011, 02:35 PM
In other news it's been reported a cease in the production of tofu, cancelled jersey shore and capes are now in fashion.

Demonpenz
09-21-2011, 03:35 PM
This one goes out toooo the one I threw.......behind /matt cassel karoake

KC Tattoo
09-21-2011, 03:44 PM
Not every body hurts... on this news

Baconeater
09-21-2011, 03:48 PM
Their music is annoying.

WV
09-21-2011, 04:10 PM
Better now than in a few years when everyone is saying why are they still together!

RedNeckRaider
09-21-2011, 04:10 PM
Somewhere a guy is crying in his appletini~

DeepPurple
09-21-2011, 05:06 PM
I saw REM in Savannah, GA in 1985 or '86. Michael Stipe still had long hair and they had real subdued lighting, you could barely see them on stage. I remember one song where Michael had a podium and was leaning on it and and reciting a long narrative kind of like Jim Morrison. I remember they did Toys in the Attic for an encore. Overall I was real impressed with the show.

I also remember the civic center holds 8,000 and only about 1200 people showed up. I guess the big response in Atlanta at the time made the promoter think they would draw big all over Georgia. I also remember the opening act was a punk band that had a double album out with 55 songs and none of them were longer than a minute. The band crashed about a week later I think somewhere in Arizona and the lead singer was killed, but I can't remember their name. The memory gets bad when you get in your 60's.

Backwards Masking
09-21-2011, 06:34 PM
They had a lot of good songs, never understood why a Supergroup (like em or not, they've achived that status) would completely break up - why not just a long multi-year break?

I say that do a few more tours before one of the important ones croaks.

blaise
09-21-2011, 06:41 PM
I'd hear their songs and think for a minute that they were saying something deep, and I'd think, "They're not really saying much of anything at all."

stevieray
09-21-2011, 06:50 PM
....Andy are you goofing on Elvis?

Deberg_1990
09-21-2011, 07:28 PM
They had a lot of good songs, never understood why a Supergroup (like em or not, they've achived that status) would completely break up

So they can reunite in 10-20 years and make millions!

Backwards Masking
09-21-2011, 07:36 PM
Good. Now go and take a shower you whiny, filthy, little hippie maggot.

LMAO

He was in the limelight a long time too.

Gadzooks
09-21-2011, 08:15 PM
Their drummer retired years ago, but they've been putting out music consistently. Their last two CDs were very good. They didn't get a lot of play around here, but they did on Sirrius.

WTF is a "CD"?!?

threebag02
09-21-2011, 08:20 PM
You get R.E.M on the second loop of the "The Kavorkian Coaster"