Members of legendary US rock band REM have announced they are splitting up after 31 years.
“We have decided to call it a day as a band,” the band said via their statement, “To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.”
We sent our reporters out on to the street to find out what you thought about the end of REM.
|“Are we quite sure that statement wasn’t written in 1996 and it’s only just been discovered?”
Dave Michaels, Music lover
|“Just once I’d like a band to call it a day before I start thinking they’re shit.”
Wendy Simms, Researcher
|“Exciting! I guess I should pencil in their “Best Of” album and reunion tour for the summer of 2015?”
Nick Walters, Magistrate
“Oh! Only last week I downloaded Automatic For The People, I wonder how much it will be worth now?”
Sheila James, Anglican
“I should think so too. I think all rock bands should call it a day before they start looking like they need help crossing the road.”
Rich Matthews, Youngster