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    Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:55:14

    R.E.M. Break Up - Seminal rock band is "calling it a day" after 30 years

    R.E.M. Photos

    • R.E.M. - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27:  Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. and director Stephen Frears attend The Cinema Society & Altoids screening of 'Tamara Drewe' at the Crosby Street Hotel on September 27, 2010 in New York City.
    • R.E.M. - NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07:  Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. attends the premiere of 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' at the Crosby Street Hotel on December 7, 2009 in New York City.

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    R.E.M. Videos

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    R.E.M have broken up after 30 year of making music their way. What a bum out, but at least we have their killer catalog to help us get through this loss!

    The band posted a note on its website to alert fans of its new status as "broken up." It read as follows: "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."

    What a touching and classy statement. R.E.M. will be missed, but their legacy lives on in their music.

    R.I.P., R.E.M.

    What is your favorite R.E.M. song?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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