Enter your own “It’s The End of The World” cliché here — (It’s been overdone so I’m not going to do it; but yes, R.E.M has called an end to their world).
The band took to their website to announce the split:
“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.
First arriving on the music scene...