The final CD - R.E.M.

If you are feeling sad about the recent news that R.E.M. has split, don't worry, so are we. The good news for R.E.M. fans is that the band will release a farewell greatest hits compilation on 15 November. The CD, titled Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011, is a 40-track double CD and will have three new tracks, A Month of Saturdays, We All Go Back to Where We Belong and Hallelujah. "Working through our music and memories from over three decades was a hell of a journey," said bassist Mike Mills. "We realised that these songs seemed to draw a natural line under the last 31 years of our working together." Mike also rules out any possibility of a reunion in the future. The bassist revealed that he would never share a stage again with his former band mates Michael Stipe and Peter Buck, but added that their split was amicable and on good terms. "There is sadness because I will never play on the same stage as Peter and Michael again," he told Rolling Stone. "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. It's not because we have to or we can't stand each other or we suck. We're happy, but we're done."