After 31 years together, R.E.M. have announced they are breaking up.
They announced the news about an hour ago on their official site;
"To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening." R.E.M.
"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.
"We have to thank all the people who helped us be R.E.M. for these 31 years; our deepest gratitude to those who allowed us to do this. It's been amazing."-Michael Stipe
Wow. They released 15 albums in 3 decades worth of work. They will have a greatest hits package released later this year with a few new songs sprinkled in.
We are kind of surprised by this news...but at the same time know there will be reunion tour at one point in the future. The only question is....when?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Out Of Time
Steven Tyler showed up at Joe Perry's show in New York last night and took the stage and let it be known that Aerosmith is together. He then proceeded to rock out to "Walk This Way" and just kill it. This guy is almost 60? Seriously. -Dr.FB
I wonder how many magazines were sold for US Magazine and Ok last week as they professed that Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel were over and on the same day.....photos pop up of them on vacation....together in Napa Valley, California.
Us Magazine said they had it confirmed they broke up. One problem. No one confirmed it but them. They went with the story of Justin was hooking up with Rihanna at an MTV Awards after party. There were photos of the after party but no hooking up of Justin & Rihanna.
Straight up, I am not sure how long this relationship will last but as of right now, they are still together. Jessica is filming a movie in Vancouver, British Columbia and Justin was hitting the clubs Saturday night and golfing in Burbank Sunday morning.
Over the weekend, everywhere I went, every convenience store had someone picking up either US or OK and reading it because of the story. They know how to grab headlines and sell magazines but is this another desperate attempt by print media to stay in business?
A top blogger went with the story but has not corrected his story but also is kind of in bed with US magazine and OK. I am not in bed with anyone.....well not in bed with any entertainment magazine.
I am just giving it to you straight: Justin and Jessica are still together...for now.-Dr.FB