I can’t think of another band that maintained its integrity over three decades of playing.  Thanks for everything.

A wise man once said– “the skill in attending a party is knowing when it’s time to leave.” We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we’re going to walk away from it.

I hope our fans realize this wasn’t an easy decision; but all things must end, and we wanted to do it right, to do it our way

~ Michael Stipe, R.E.M. HQ