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Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck of REM at the Aragon Ballroom In Chicago, Ilinois, July 7, 1984. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Famously Peaceful Rock Star Arrested Over WILD Plane Incident

On April 21st of 2001, Peter Buck of REM was arrested after causing an incident on a plane flying from Seattle to London.

Peter was accused of drinking 15 glasses of wine, overturning a service cart and engaging in bad behaviour.

He claimed he had taken a sleeping pill, which mixed with the wine and led to the activity, which saw him cover a flight attendant in yoghurt.

British Airways Stewardess Holly Ward arrives at Isleworth Crown Court to give evidence in the case of Peter Buck of rock group REM.  * Buck is pleading not guilty to being drunk on an aircraft and causing two counts of common assault involving cabin services manager Mario Agius and stewardess Holly Ward, and one charge of damaging British Airways crockery.   (Photo by Tim Ockenden - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
British Airways Stewardess Holly Ward arrives at Isleworth Crown Court to give evidence in the case of Peter Buck being drunk on an aircraft and causing two counts of common assault involving cabin services manager Mario Agius and stewardess Holly Ward, and one charge of damaging British Airways crockery.

All the charges were eventually dropped a year later at a course case where his famous friends insisted it was out of character, including Bono who said Peter was “famously peaceful”.

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REM guitarist Peter Buck (left) with singer Michael Stipe leaving Isleworth Crown Court in west London, after Buck was, cleared of ransacking a first class cabin during a drunken airborne rampage.   (Photo by Andy Butterton - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
REM guitarist Peter Buck (left) with singer Michael Stipe leaving Isleworth Crown Court in west London, after Buck was, cleared of ransacking a first class cabin during a drunken airborne rampage.

Listen below to hear what Peter Buck was doing 10 years before that out of character arrest with a deep dive into REM’s 1991 album Out of Time:

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