"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".
im not buying it. this is what musicians do when they begin to loose their momentum. they stage a retirement, take a break, and then begin on a comeback. it worked for some (Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco, Tina Turner) but i have a feeling no one is gonna give a shit about these guys. sorry.