On Sept. 21, 2011, R.E.M. posted the following notice on its website:”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.” The post was followed by comments by members of the band. On behalf of Georgia Music magazine, we thank R.E.M. for 31 years of music, passion, artistic integrity and dedication to its fans, friends, staff and the community of Athens.
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