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    Default R.E.M. has broken up

    Pretty down about this..Glad I got to see them when I did..IMHO the greatest American Rock band of the past 30 years.


    "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." R.E.M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modrevolve View Post
    Pretty down about this..Glad I got to see them when I did..IMHO the greatest American Rock band of the past 30 years.


    "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." R.E.M.
    MIKE

    "During our last tour, and while making Collapse Into Now and putting together this greatest hits retrospective, we started asking ourselves, 'what next'? Working through our music and memories from over three decades was a hell of a journey. We realized that these songs seemed to draw a natural line under the last 31 years of our working together.

    "We have always been a band in the truest sense of the word. Brothers who truly love, and respect, each other. We feel kind of like pioneers in this--there's no disharmony here, no falling-outs, no lawyers squaring-off. We've made this decision together, amicably and with each other's best interests at heart. The time just feels right."

    MICHAEL

    "A wise man once said--'the skill in attending a party is knowing when it's time to leave. We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we're going to walk away from it.

    "I hope our fans realize this wasn't an easy decision; but all things must end, and we wanted to do it right, to do it our way.

    "We have to thank all the people who helped us be R.E.M. for these 31 years; our deepest gratitude to those who allowed us to do this. It's been amazing."

    PETER

    "One of the things that was always so great about being in R.E.M. was the fact that the records and the songs we wrote meant as much to our fans as they did to us. It was, and still is, important to us to do right by you. Being a part of your lives has been an unbelievable gift. Thank you.

    "Mike, Michael, Bill, Bertis, and I walk away as great friends. I know I will be seeing them in the future, just as I know I will be seeing everyone who has followed us and supported us through the years. Even if it's only in the vinyl aisle of your local record store, or standing at the back of the club: watching a group of 19 year olds trying to change the world."

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    Source? Haven't found the news yet online...
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    http://www.krix-s.de/morrissey.htm

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    http://remhq.com

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    Source? Haven't found the news yet online...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Krix View Post
    Source? Haven't found the news yet online...
    Both of the quotes above are from the band website http://remhq.com (although the website seems to have crashed at the minute)
    Also on the 'Breaking News' bar on the front page of the BBC News website.

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    Direct link to the story in the news section of the website;
    http://remhq.com/news_story.php?id=1446

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    We can only pray to God that their hunting guns backfire in their faces

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    Default Say it ain't so R.E.M.

    Between Morrissey and R.E.M. they have defined my musical life and now one has stopped making music!!!!! Say it ain't so.....

    http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/R-E-M-...tening/8363011

    http://remhq.com/news_story.php?id=1446
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    Quote Originally Posted by !Viva Hate! View Post
    Maybe Geezer can give us advice seeing as she is an upstanding citizen in her community, trusted confidant to her friends, is extremely intelligent and properly educated, & just generally has her shit together in ways we could never hope to?

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    Default Re: Say it ain't so R.E.M.

    its the end of the world as we know it..........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy View Post
    its the end of the world as we know it..........................
    No, its the end of the band as we know it.......
    When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- Thomas Jefferson

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    Default Re: Say it ain't so R.E.M.

    And I feel



    Quote Originally Posted by !Viva Hate! View Post
    Maybe Geezer can give us advice seeing as she is an upstanding citizen in her community, trusted confidant to her friends, is extremely intelligent and properly educated, & just generally has her shit together in ways we could never hope to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalGeezer View Post
    And I feel
    Sad. I respect their decision though.

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    Default Re: Say it ain't so R.E.M.

    I'm really sorry about that.

    I read that one of the things whose motived the band to break-up was these pics:
    http://unratedperez.com/?p=94591
    "Those who murder language are not pure" - Camus

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    Default Re: Say it ain't so R.E.M.

    I'm bummed.

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    That's sad really. At least they ended their career as a band on a high note. Their last album was one of their best!

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    Default Re: Say it ain't so R.E.M.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylarker View Post
    I highly doubt that had anything to do with it.
    Me too.
    But we must admit that's really really horrible situation.
    "Those who murder language are not pure" - Camus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raphael Lambach View Post
    Me too.
    But we must admit that's really really horrible situation.
    What is a really horrible situation? The break-up is sad of course, but how can these pictures place the band in a horrible situation?

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    Default Re: Say it ain't so R.E.M.

    Sad, but not at all surprised. They've always been one of my favorite bands, but they've been very hit or miss the past 15 years. Everyone seems to say they should've quit when Bill Berry left, but I think they should have stopped after 1998's Up. That was the last one they did which was remotely interesting and different.

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    How is this surprising to anyone? I actually thought they broke up 15 years ago until I read that. The last time they put something out worth listening to was back in '96.
    This site is a complete piece of crap. Why do I keep coming back? I'm related to GG Allin - I make shit, I see shit, I eat shit.

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