R.E.M. Calls It Quits

After 30+ years of making music, 15 albums, and over 25 million albums sold, R.E.M. announced today that they are calling it quits. Here’s a message from R.E.M.’s 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.”