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R.E.M. Split
The Quietus , September 21st, 2011 13:21

Stipe & co no more

Veteran indie rock troupe R.E.M. have announced that they're to split. In a brief statement the band, who formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 gave no reason for their demise, but thanks their fans. The message runs thus: "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." R.E.M.

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