R.E.M. Guitar Stolen

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Burbank, CA- R.E.M. has announced that Peter Buck’s signature Rickenbacker
guitar was stolen from the stage immediately following the band’s
performance last night at Finnair Stadium in Helsinki, Finland.


The instrument is Buck’s iconic signature Rick, which has been the staple of
the guitarist’s arsenal both live and in the studio since the band released
its first EP Chronictown in 1982. The guitar means a great deal to Buck and
to R.E.M.


It is R.E.M.’s sincere hope that whomever is responsible for the loss, or
whomever has information leading to the guitar’s recovery will come forward.


The band is offering a generous reward, no questions asked. Anyone with
information is being asked to email tips to fanclub@remtour.com or call
(001) 706-353-6689. For further details, please visit http://www.remhq.com


R.E.M. is currently in the middle of a European tour in support of its latest album Accelerate.

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