The end of the road has come for R.E.M., the band that led the indie-rock revolution and helped transform the modern music landscape.
The Georgia-bred group announced its breakup with an online posting today. “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,” the statement read. “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." The split comes three decades after Michael Stipe,