REM announce they are to split
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 group said in a statement. "To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."
The group found fame with a string of hit albums, notably multi million-selling 90s records Out of Time and Automatic for the People.
Losing My Religion music video courtesy of Warner Bros.