REM have announced they are to split, what do you think?

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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.

Woman on the Street“Are we quite sure that statement wasn’t written in 1996 and it’s only just been discovered?”

Dave Michaels, Music lover

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Man on the Street“Just once I’d like a band to call it a day before I start thinking they’re shit.”

Wendy Simms, Researcher

Man on the Street“Exciting! I guess I should pencil in their “Best Of” album and reunion tour for the summer of 2015?”

Nick Walters, Magistrate

Woman on the Street

“Oh! Only last week I downloaded Automatic For The People, I wonder how much it will be worth now?”

Sheila James, Anglican

Woman on the Street

“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