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The Breakup of R.E.M.

The 2011 announcement of the breakup of the band R.E.M.

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A Quick Tip by Count_Orlok_22

  • Sep 21, 2011
Over 30 years of great alternative pop and modern rock records and they've now announced that they've broken up. This is truly a sad day for music fans!
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September 22, 2011
Wait....what?!? Is this real? Well, I guess all good things come to an end. Wow....
September 22, 2011
Sadly yes. They announced it on their website and Facebook yesterday. Here's the message they left...
"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."
September 25, 2011
End of an era. But, you have to end it while people still slightly care who you are, I don't see them as a long term aging tour band.
October 10, 2011
Well, they have been a long term aging tour band. LOL! However, unlike a lot of the rock groups from the '60s, '70s, and '8-s, R.E.M. has continued to release new music rather than rely on touring and compilation albums. Still, it's sad to see them go.
September 21, 2011
now that's a quick tip!! finally a real quick tip boogah boogah LOL!
September 22, 2011
You and your stupid "boogah boogah". LOL! You're so weird.
September 22, 2011
uh...what can I say....thank you?
September 22, 2011
Sure, that works. Weird isn't a bad thing. LOL! So, you think this qualifies as a quick tip? Maybe I should write a few more paragraphs and then we'll call it a mini-review and it will annoy a certain person who likes to criticize my writing. Where is that guy anyway?
September 22, 2011
I dunno. I tend to just ignore. Things always turn out for the best for me anyway....
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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 do it right, to do it our way." Long-time associate and former Warner Bros. Senior Vice President of Emerging Technology Ethan Kaplan has speculated that shake-ups at the record label influenced the group's decision to disband. The group discussed breaking up for several years, but were encouraged to continue after the lackluster critical and commercial performance of Around the Sun. The band members will finish their collaboration by assembling the compilation album Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982–2011, scheduled for release in November 2011. The album will be the first to collect songs from R.E.M.'s I.R.S. and Warner Bros. tenures, as well as three songs from the group's final studio recordings from post-Collapse into Now sessions.
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