Thursday, September 22, 2011


After nearly three decades together, R.E.M has disbanded. "As lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band," the band said. "We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished."

And my, how they've accomplished so much. As one of the most influential bands in North American alternative-rock rock n' roll, the wildly popular and socially-aware group have won three Grammy as well as a slew of MTV awards, Brit Awards, Billboard Awards and a place in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. They left a wonderful legacy, and will not be forgotten as legendary and industry-changing performers. Cheers to Michael Stipe, and all of his weirdness. Long live R.E.M.


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