REM Appeal For Stolen Guitar

Band Robbed In Helsinki

American musical legends REM have been the victims of a cruel theft after one of Peter Buck’s beloved Rickenbacker’s was stolen following a concert in Helsinki.

The band grow an increasing list of bands who have suffered thefts, with Iggy And The Stooges and Iron Maiden both having equipment stolen.

REM’s distinctive sounds comes from the pleasant arpeggios that ring out from guitarist Peter Buck’s trademark Rickenbacker. However, it was this guitar that was stolen from the band. Buck had used the instrument since the 1982 recording of the group’s “Chronic Town”.

In a statement on their website REM said:

“This is Peter’s infamous signature Rick, which has been the staple of Peter’s arsenal both live and in the studio since the band released Chronictown in 1982. Needless to say, this instrument means a great deal to Peter and to R.E.M. It is our sincere hope that whoever is responsible for the loss, or whoever has information which can help recover the guitar, will come forward to receive a generous reward, no questions asked.”

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