Here is a piece of bad news to all the fans of widely popular American rock group R.E.M. around the world. After 31 years of performing together, Mike Mills, Peter Buck and Michael Stipe finally decided to end their relationship as a band and start new lives. In a statement posted on their website, the band said it pains them to end their relationship as a band, but they realized that it is now the right time for them to call an end to their group.
The group also took time to thank all the fans who had supported them for years. R.E.M. revealed they are very grateful for their success in the world of music since the band was formed as a four-piece band including Bill Berry on the drums in 1980. It can be recalled that the American rock group became a success around the globe in 1987 after the release of their album Document .
Among the band’s popular hits include Everybody Hurts, Losing My Religion and The One I Love. In their colorful singing career, the band have released 15 studio albums and their final release was Collapse Into Now last year which peaked at number five in the U.K. and U.S. album charts.