R.E.M.
R.E.M. called it quits last week, widening the gap between bands that helped push alternative rock into the mainstream in the '80s. "All things must end," Michael Stipe (center) wrote in the band's resignation letter last week.

R.E.M. R.E.M. called it quits last week, widening the gap between bands that helped push alternative rock into the mainstream in the '80s. "All things must end," Michael Stipe (center) wrote in the band's resignation letter last week.