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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 kfontenot

  • Sep 29, 2011
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Eh, I was never a big fan of R.E.M. I had a friend in college who thought they hung the moon, so I've heard a lot of their music. It never impressed me enough to go out and buy any of it for myself.
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Quick Tip by . September 21, 2011
posted in Music Matters
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!
Quick Tip by . September 27, 2011
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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.
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Despite looking extremely cool, I have to admit that I'm a dork. I grew up on the outskirts of the small town of Oberlin, LA. I have since relocated to the Lake Charles, LA area.I love my home state … more
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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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