Saturday, September 24, 2011
R.E.M says goodbye to fans after 31 years
R.E.M originally comprised of singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bass player Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry, who suffered a brain aneurysm during the band's 1995 "Monster" tour and subsequently left the group.
Their debut album, 1983's "Murmur," helped them build a cult following among America's youth, and they crossed over to mainstream success with 1987 hit single, "The One I Love" off the album "Document."
In December of 1987, Rolling Stone magazine put the band on its cover and dubbed it "America's Best Rock & Roll Band," and after that came years of successive hits.
Well as they all say, All good things must come to an end, and sadly this holds true even if it pains us to see them say goodbye. Though they may have already said goodbye, R.E.M's music will continue to hit the airwaves and that's for sure.