"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.
Voilà ce que le groupe a publié sur son site pour dire au revoir à ses fans.
Le groupe a sorti 15 albums, le dernier "Collapse into Now"est sorti en mars 2011.