Extra! Extra!: R.E.M. Breaks up.

R.E.M., one of the great alternative bands of the 80s and 90s, have called it quits after over 30 years of playing together.  According to the band’s official site, The band have ended their incredible career, including 15 albums and being inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, on good grounds.  The specifics of the breakup are unknown as of now, but hopefully more news will come soon.

The band’s debut album Murmur is regarded as one of the greatest albums of the 80s, and 1992’s Automatic For The People is considered one of the best albums of the 90s.  R.E.M. were one of first alternative rock bands, definitely the first majorly popular band of the genre, and they were also one of the important developers of indie guitar rock.

For all us R.E.M. fans out there, this could very well be the end of the world as we know it – be we don’t feel fine 🙁

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