Peter Buck, the lead guitarist from Athens Georgia band REM, was arrested on Saturday, April 21, 2001 for assaulting two crew members in the first class section of a flight from Seattle to London.

Buck, was charged with causing criminal damage to British Airways Flight 48, being drunk on an aircraft, a separate public order offence and two counts of assaulting cabin crew, a police spokesman in London said.

Buck was on his way to play at the South Africa Freedom Day Concert in London's Trafalgar Square on April 29 in front of Nelson Mandela and an expected crowd of 20,000.

He has since been aquited of all charges. But the publicity was good as he is always complaining about Michaael Stipe getting all the attention.

source: Reuters news story.

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