REM have ruled out any possibility of reuniting in the future.
The band, fronted by Michael Stipe, decided to call it a day last week (September 19), telling fans that they would “walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished”.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine about the split, bassist Mike Mills said he would never share a stage again with band members Michael Stipe and Peter Buck.
''There is sadness because I will never play on the same stage as Peter and Michael again.We're doing this for good reasons, and we end up looking back at all the fun, the joy and the incredible opportunities we had, Mills said.
He added that the break-up had been amicable amongst all members: ''It's not because we have to or we can't stand each other or we suck, We're happy. But we're done.''
REM have since announced plans to release a greatest hits compilation following their split earlier this week (September 21).
The compilation 'REM, Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982- 2011' will be released on November 14.
REM - Through The Years