It’s the end of the world as we know it!
Legendary rockers REM have split up after more than 30 years of generating hits and selling millions of records.
“We have decided to call it a day as a band,” a statement said, announcing an amicable parting of the ways and thanking fans for their loyalty.
An underground group, REM broke through the ranks in the early 1980s when ‘Radio Free Europe’ became a sensation on the American college circuit.
But the alternative band from the US state of Georgia went on to produce some of the most recognisable tunes in contemporary music.
Their hits include ‘The One I Love’ and ‘Losing My Religion.’
Socially and politically active, the four-piece Grammy award-winning band became a three piece in 1997. Now it is no more. But REM’s music is bound to live on