President Obama’s Weekly Address (Sept. 17, 2011)

September 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm (Life & Politics)

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R.E.M. Breaks Up After Three Decades

September 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm (Music, R.E.M., Reviews & Articles)

Sad and surprising news to report…

Legendary Rock Band Have “Called It a Day”

R.E.M.¬†announced today that they have broken up after 31 years together. “As lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band,” the band said in a statement on their official website. “We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished.”

In just over three decades as a band, R.E.M. released 15 albums including landmark works such as Murmur, Reckoning, Document, Out of Time and Automatic For the People. The band’s final album, Collapse Into Now, was released in March of this year. The band have plans to release a career-spanning greatest hits collection later this year, which will include a handful of new songs finished after the band completed Collapse Into Now. Read the rest of this entry »

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