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Peter Lawrence Buck is the guitarist and co-founder, along with Bill Berry, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe, of the seminal 1980s alternative rock band, R.E.M..
Buck has produced many bands, including Uncle Tupelo, The Fleshtones, and The Feelies, among others. Buck also has made contributions on many other musicians’ albums, including The Replacements, Robyn Hitchcock, and several Eels albums. Buck also co-produced the 1992 Vigilantes of Love album, ‘Killing Floor,’ with songwriter Mark Heard. Along with R.E.M. sideman Scott McCaughey, he has been a partner in The Minus 5, for which he plays bass, and has been a member of the instrumental band Tuatara.
In October 2005, he joined R.E.M. studio drummer Bill Rieflin and four others in forming an improvisational performance band, called Slow Music. Buck is currently touring with Robyn Hitchcock, McCaughey, and Rieflin as lead guitarist for Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, in the wake of the band’s first release, ‘Olé! Tarantula.’