Ahead of their induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, alternative rock legends R.E.M. sat down with Anthony Mason of CBD This Morning for their first joint interview in 30 years.

Together, the band discussed their songwriting approach, dynamics, and the decision to disband in 2011.

Guitarist Peter Buck explained, “We could barely agree on where to go to dinner. And now, we can just agree on where to go to dinner. I think we quit at the right time. This is a really good place to finish, you know – great tour, great album, go home.”

During the interview, frontman Michael Stipe revealed that the lyrics in the band’s hit “Losing My Religion” were almost “that’s me in the kitchen” instead of “the corner”.