Actually, make that more than just one day. The band formed in Athens, GA in 1980 and released 15 studio albums together.
Today, the band wrote on their official site:
“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.”
Lead singer Michael Stipe added: “I hope our fans realize this wasn’t an easy decision; but all things must end, and we wanted to do it right, to do it our way.”
What’s your favorite R.E.M. album and song? Let us know in the comments!