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R.E.M. (1980-2011)

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R.E.M. committed suicide on September 21, 2011. The college band that started in 1980 wrote many radio hits including stream of consciousness “It’s the End of the World as We Know It,” “Stand” (featured on the opening Chris Elliott’s FOX show Get A Life), “Losing My Religion” (to the band, an unexpected hit, and oddly but understandably about “a crush”), and “Man on the Moon” (also the title of the film starring Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman). Some think that naked pictures from frontman Michael Stipe in an artful[ish] slideshow video led to the band’s demise, despite the band saying its time to dip out, yo!

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‘Daysleeper’ will play all day today in memoriam.

But when they start playing casinos IMA BE THERE.

rebecky · Sep 23, 01:50 PM · #

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