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Alternative rock band R.E.M., in 1988, when they released their album "Green." From left to right: Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills. (AP)
Alternative rock band R.E.M., in 1988, when they released their album "Green." From left to right: Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills. (AP)

After 31 years and 15 albums, R.E.M. has announced that the band is calling it quits. We check in with blogger and music critic Jordan Stepp who has followed the band for nearly a decade in Athens, Georgia — the town the band called home. We also talk to Ingrid Schorr — in the 80s she was dating R.E.M.'s bass player, Mike Mills. When she told Mills she was going back home to Rockville, Maryland, he wrote a song for her — "Don't Go Back To Rockville."

Guests:

  • Ingrid Schorr, Mike Mills former girlfriend
  • Jordan Stepp, music critic from Athens, Georgia

This segment aired on September 22, 2011.

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