Peter Buck on stage with R.E.M. in 2008
|Birth name||Peter Lawrence Buck|
|Born||December 6, 1956|
|Genres||Alternative rock, college rock, jangle pop|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals|
|Associated acts||R.E.M., Hindu Love Gods, The Minus 5, Tuatara, The Baseball Project, The Venus 3, Eels, Mark Eitzel, The Replacements, Tired Pony, Saint John and the Revelations|
In 2007 Peter Buck, along with the other three members of R.E.M., was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
His main instrument that he has used for his entire music career is a back Rickenbacker 360 electric guitar. On September 9, 2008, after a concert in Helsinki, his famous black guitar was stolen. On September 18, 2008 it was given back to him. The name of the person who returned it is not known.