R.E.M. Decides To "Call It A Day" After 31 Years
Posted on Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:37 PM PDT

rem200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - R.E.M. is splitting after 31 years, the band announced Wednesday.

The trio revealed the news on their official website, stating: “As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band.”

They assured their fans, however, that the decision was made “together, amicably and with each other’s best interests at heart” and that they continue to “truly love, and respect, each other.”

R.E.M. first entered the music scene in 1980 out of Athens, Georgia, and have produced fifteen studio albums over the span of their career.