"A wise man once said--'the skill in attending a party is knowing when it's time to leave.' We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we're going to walk away from it.Play us out, guys:
"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.
"We have to thank all the people who helped us be R.E.M. for these 31 years; our deepest gratitude to those who allowed us to do this. It's been amazing."
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
REM Calls it a Day
I'll miss them. Several years of my life were fully upholstered in REM's music. After 31 years, REM retires as a band. From their website: