The 2011 announcement of the breakup of the band R.E.M.
On September 21, 2011, R.E.M. announced via its website that it was "calling it a day as a band". Stipe said that he hoped the band's fans realized it "wasn't an easy decision": "All things must end, and we wanted to … see full wiki
Meanwhile, The Pixies will continue to tour Doolittle in popular second-tier venues from October 27th through November 21st. I could only be happier if a helicopter blade somehow bifurcated Bono from skull to groin. Thanks again, Shiva.