In a statement posted on their website Wednesday, the band thanked fans and friends for the past 31 years,gratitude to all that allowed the band to reach the highest heights. R.E.M. released 15 albums in their career, Automatic For The People, Mumur,Document, Out Of Time and Collapse Into Now released last March.  R.E.M. was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

The Band calls it quits and some weird photos of Michael Stipe show up on the web. Hope this has nothing to do with the decision to wrap R.E.M.

Thanks for the memories, always did love going to Athens to hear them play on weekends waaaay back in the day. If you're ever in Athens, Georgia you have eat at Weaver D's...Automatic For The People!

Enjoy R.E.M.