Not for R.E.M., apparently. The band that led the rise of alternative music from the ’80s to the ’90s, and pioneered a new way to be rock stars, announced Wednesday they’re breaking up after 31 years with a quiet notice on their Web site.
“We have decided to call it a day as a band,” Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills wrote in their statement on R.E.M.’s Web site. “We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished.”
And in case you were wondering: “There’s no disharmony here, no falling-outs, no lawyers squaring-off,” wrote Mills. “The time just feels right.”
Read full article at The Washington Post.