One of the famous rock band from the United States, REM, announced the dissolution of the self after 31 years of work. Music group founded in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 it had successfully released two albums titled Out of Time and Automatic for the People in the early 1990s.
In a statement, vocalists R.E.M. Michael Stipe, guitarist , and bassist says, "As REM, as loyal friends, and members of the group, we decided to call it a day as a band. We went with great gratitude, confidence and a sense of awe over all that we have achieved. For all those who feel touched by our music, from the deepest depths of our hearts thank you because it was willing to listen. "
Stipe added: "A wise man once said one day 'expertise in attending a party is knowing the right time to go'."
They continued, "We're building something unusual together. We have done something. And now we'll get away from it all, "says Stipe." We hope the fans realize this is not an easy decision, but everything must end. We want to do it the right way and we do it our way. "
The band released their 15th album to Collapse Into Now at the beginning of this year. Mills said, "There is no disharmony, no divisions and no legal issues. We made this decision along with the peace of our hearts most deeply. Currently it feels is the right moment. "
In 1991, Out of Time's top ranked music in the United States or in England. The album sold 4.2 million copies in the U.S. and other singles catapulted the song Losing My Religion and Shiny Happy People. The band has also won three Grammy Awards in 1992.
Then in 1996 R.E.M. signed a recording contract worth U.S. $ 80 million with Warner Bros.. Their fourth member, drummer , retired in 1997 and returned to his estate in Georgia.
Over the years this band brings a lot of themes include environment, human rights, and voter registration. According to Buck, "One who is always fun to be REM is recorded and the songs we wrote means a lot for our fans as they did to us. "