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REM split

By | Published on Thursday 22 September 2011


At last! REM have split up! And who is responsible for getting them to make this decision? Why, it’s CMU, of course. We did it. Us. We’re claiming it. You can’t have it. Why? Well, today is exactly a year to the day since we published this news story about the band’s fifteenth studio album in which we called on them repeatedly to call it a day, and that’s the sort of coincidence you can’t ignore.

Anyway, REM have split up. Excuse me while I do a little dance. It may be fourteen years and five albums too late, but it’s still cheered me up no end. If only they’d done it when Bill Berry left in 1997. Oh well.

In a short statement yesterday, the band said: “As REM, 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”.

In other REM news, Michael Stipe got his cock out.