Peter Buck (REM) Net Worth

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During his childhood years, Buck’s family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended Crestwood High School. Upon matriculating in 1975, he enrolled in Emory University, then transferred to Athens, Georgia, to attend the University of Georgia, but which he left without graduating.

Later, working at Athens’ Wuxtry Records store, Buck met musicians Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Bill Berry, with whom he formed the alternative rock band called R.E.M. in 1980, with Buck serving as the lead guitarist, Stipe as the lead vocalist, Mills as bassist and backing vocalist and Berry as the drummer. In 1981 the band signed with a small label, Hib-Tone and released their debut single “Radio Free Europe”, receiving critical acclaim. The following year they signed with I.R.S. Records, releasing their EP “Chronic Time”. The band went on to release five albums under I.R.S., “Murmur”, “Reckoning”, “Fables of the Reconstruction” and “Lifes Rich Pageant”, all of them achieving decent chart success and making a huge splash in the college radio circuit. Their 1987 album “Document” was the band’s commercial breakthrough, containing a Top Ten hit “The One I Love”. Peter’s net worth was on the rise.

In 1987 R.E.M. signed with Warner Bros. Records and released the album “Green”, which sold over four million copies. Following the Green Tour, the band released their 1990 album “Out of Time”, which won three of its seven Grammy Award nominations, with singles “Losing My Religion” and “Shiny Happy People” becoming worldwide hits. The top-charting album “Automatic for the People” followed in 1992, containing the hits “Drive”, “Man on the Moon” and “Everybody Hurts”, and selling over 15 million copies. The band was gaining international popularity, and Buck’s net worth was boosted.

R.E.M.’s next two albums “Monster” and “New Adventures on Hi-Fi” both dominated the charts, however, their later albums “Up” and “Reveal” didn’t follow that success. Their thirteenth album, the 2004 “Around the Sun”, became a #1 hit in the UK, but, it was the band’s first album to miss the U.S. Top 10. Although R.E.M.’s success improved with their 2008 album “Accelerate” and the 2010 “Collapse into Now”, the group decided to disband in 2011.

In 2012 Buck went on with his solo career, signing with Mississippi Records and releasing two vinyl-only albums: the 2012 “Peter Buck” and the 2014 “I Am Back to Blow Your Mind Once Again”. His most recent album was the 2015 “Warzone Earth”, released under Little Axe Records. All have added to Buck’s wealth.

Aside from R.E.M., Buck has also formed and been a member of a number of other side-project groups, such as Hindu Love Gods, The Minus 5, Tuatara, the Venus 3, The Baseball Project and Robyn Hitchcock, without conspicuous success.

As a record producer, he has released numerous records, including the ones by Uncle Tupelo, Vigilantes of Love, Dreams So Real, The Fleshtones, The Feelies and The Jayhawks. He has also contributed to albums of various other musicians, such as The Replacements, Billy Bragg, The Decemberists and Robyn Hitchcock.

In his personal life, Buck was married to an Athens’ club owner Barrie Buck(1987-94). After their divorce, he married Stephanie Dorgan(1995-2007), with whom he has two children. Since 2013, he has been married to Chloe Johnson. In 2001 the musician was involved in an airline incident. Reportedly, during a flight to London, he behaved in an extremely bizarre manner, which resulted in two charges of common assault on the flight attendants. The trial ended with Buck being cleared on the grounds of non-insane automatism.

Throughout his career with R.E.M., Buck has been involved in charity, such as raising funds for environmental, feminist and human rights causes, and campaigns encouraging voter registration. During his solo carrer, he launched a charitable festival Todos Santos Music Festival, which has been held regularly over the years.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Peter Buck
  • Net Worth: $50 Million
  • Date Of Birth: 1956-12-06
  • Place Of Birth: Berkeley, California
  • Profession: Musician, songwriter, record producer, co-founder, lead guitarist of alternative rock band R.E.M.
  • Education: Crestwood High School, Emory University, University of Georgia
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Barrie Buck (1987-94), Stephanie Dorgan(1995-2007), Chloe Johnson (m. 2013-)
  • Children: Zelda Buck, Zoe Buck
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/REMhq/posts/513436572031434
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/peterbuck
  • IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0118407
  • Allmusic: www.allmusic.com/artist/peter-buck-mn0000319364
  • Record Labels: Mississippi Records, Little Axe Records, Hib-Tone, I.R.S. Records, Warner Bros.
  • Albums: “10 Million BC”, “I Am Back to Blow Your Mind Once Again” (2014), “Warzone Earth” (2015), “Eponymous”, “In Time” (compilations), “Accelerate” (2008), “Green”, EP “Chronic Time”,”Murmur”, “Document” (1987), “Reckoning”, “Fables of the Reconstruction”, “Lifes Rich Pageant”, “Warzone Earth” (2015)
  • Music Groups: R.E.M. (1980–2011), Hindu Love Gods, The Minus 5, Tuatara, Venus 3, The Baseball Project, Robyn Hitchcock
  • Movies: “In View: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003” (2003), “R.E.M.: Pop Screen” (1990)
  • TV Shows: “Todos Santos Music Festival”

Quotes

  • We’re the acceptable edge of the unacceptable stuff.
  • Once you’re selling, like, nine million albums, you’re attracting people who aren’t really your fans. You start getting the psychos, the people who sit at home and the radio talks to them.
  • It’s amazing how far you can get in this business just by showing up for your appointments on time.

Facts

  • Plays guitar for rock band R.E.M.. [2005]
  • Was a guest musician with Krist Novoselic’s 1997 project “Sweet 75”.
  • Has two daughters, Zoe and Zelda.

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Walking and Talking 1996 writer: “You Woke Up My Neighborhood”
Georgia 1995 “HATE ME MORE”
Tommy Boy 1995 “It’s the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine”
Higher Learning 1995 writer: “LOSING MY RELIGION”
Aprender a volar 1994 TV Series writer – 1 episode
New Nightmare 1994 writer: “Losing My Religion”
When a Man Loves a Woman 1994 writer: “Everybody Hurts”
Monte Video 1994 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Radio Inside 1994 writer: “Everybody Hurts”
Coneheads 1993 “It’s a Free World Baby”
Melrose Place 1993 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991-1993 TV Series writer – 4 episodes
Singles 1992 writer: “Radio Song”
Until the End of the World 1991 writer: “Fretless” – as P. Buck
Palm Harbor Vice 1991 writer: “Belong”
Saturday Night Live 1991 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Losing My Religion 1991 Short writer: “Losing My Religion”
Get a Life 1990 TV Series writer: “Stand”
Zeg ‘ns Aaa 1990 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Flashback 1990 “It’s the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine”
Dream a Little Dream 1989 writer: “It’s the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine”
Made in Heaven 1987 writer: “Romance” – as Buck
Three Bewildered People in the Night 1987 writer: “Perfect Circle”
Athens, Ga. – Inside/Out 1987 Documentary writer: “Swan, Swan, H” – as Buck
The Party Animal 1984 writer: “Radio Free Europe”
Bachelor Party 1984 writer: “Wind Out”
Atmos the Addict 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode pre-production
Finding Oscar 2016 Documentary writer: “The Flowers of Guatemala”
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015-2016 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Family Guy 2008-2016 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Zootopia 2016 writer: “Everybody Hurts”
Scorpion 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Miss You Already 2015 writer: “Losing My Religion”
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Voice 2013-2015 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Cites 2.0 2015 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
1992 2015 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Hindsight 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The End of the Tour 2015 writer: “New Orleans Instrumental No. 1”, “Catapult”, “Perfect Circle” – uncredited
Rude Tube 2012-2014 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
UK Championship Snooker 2014 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Dumb and Dumber To 2014 writer: “All Things All at Once”
The Vampire Diaries 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw Toothed Cave 2014 Video writer: “Everybody Hurts”
Wild 2014/I writer: “Walk Unafraid”
Atop the Fourth Wall 2010-2014 TV Series writer – 5 episodes
Blended 2014 writer: “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It And I Feel Fine”
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2014 writer – 1 episode, 2010
Parks and Recreation 2012-2014 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
Neighbors 2014/I writer: “Everybody Hurts”
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Tres bodas de más 2013 writer: “Everybody Hurts” – as Buck, Peter
The Unbelievers 2013 Documentary writer: “Orange Crush”, “Find The River” – as Buck
Glee 2010-2013 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
The Voice UK 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
BioShock Infinite 2013 Video Game lyrics: “Shiny Happy People” / music: “Shiny Happy People”
Divorce 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Raising Hope 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Voice – Danmarks største stemme 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Dictator 2012 writer: “Everybody Hurts”
Wanderlust 2012 writer: “Driver 8”
Anton Corbijn Inside Out 2012 Documentary writer: “Find The River” – as Buck
Generació D 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: “Everybody Hurts”
The Big Bang Theory 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
O Homem do Futuro 2011 writer: “It’s the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine”
So You Think You Can Dance 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Cougar Town 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Movin’ on Up 2011 TV Movie writer: “Losing My Religion”
South Jersey Sam 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
20 to 1 2011 TV Series documentary writer – 2 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Jäät 2010 TV Movie writer: “Losing My Religion”
Alpha and Omega 2010 writer: “Everybody Hurts”
Dokonalý svet 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
American Idol 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Live from Studio Five TV Series writer – 7 episodes, 2010 performer – 2 episodes, 2010
Ugly Betty 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Cesko slovenská superstar 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution 2009 Video Game writer: “Man On The Moon”
Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Banda sonora 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Rage 2003-2009 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
Dancing on Ice 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
He’s Just Not That Into You 2009 writer: “Supernatural Superserious”
Helioscape 2008 Short writer: “Low”
Marley & Me 2008 writer: “Shiny Happy People”
Yes Man 2008 writer: “To Lick Your Boots”
The X Factor 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 2008 Video Game writer: “Losing My Religion”
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game writer: “The One I Love”
For My Wife… 2008 Documentary performer: “Slow Music”, “Hanging Garden” / writer: “Slow Music”, “Hanging Garden”
Por Toda Minha Vida 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
60/90 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: “Turn You Inside Out” – as P. Buck
Il mattino ha l’oro in bocca 2008 writer: “Shiny Happy People”
Queridos Amigos 2008 TV Mini-Series writer – 1 episode
Definitely, Maybe 2008 writer: “Stand” 1988
Idols 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
SingStar ’80s 2007 Video Game writer: “Stand”
Towelhead 2007 writer: “Orange Crush”
Slacker Uprising 2007 Documentary writer: “Belong”, “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It And I Feel Fine”
Elite Squad 2007 writer: “Shiny Happy People”
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
NCIS 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Rock Band 2007 Video Game writer: “Orange Crush”
Kurt Cobain About a Son 2006 Documentary writer: “New Orleans Instrumental No. 1”
Canadian Idol 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Keeping Up with the Steins 2006 writer: “Shiny Happy People” – as P. Buck
Idol – Jakten på en superstjerne 2004-2006 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury 2006 TV Movie documentary writer: “It’s the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine”
The Simpsons 2001-2006 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Reunion 2005 TV Series writer – 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother 2005 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Chicken Little 2005 writer: “It’s the End of the World as We Know It”
The Office 2005 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary writer: “Strange Currencies”
12 and Holding 2005 writer: “Why Not Smile”
William Eggleston in the Real World 2005 Documentary writer: “Shiny Happy People”, “Endgame”, “Belong”
Bewitched 2005 writer: “Everybody Hurts” 1992
WTC View 2005 writer: “It’s the End of the World As We Know It and I feel fine”
Slovensko hladá SuperStar 2005 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Parkinson 2004 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Documentary writer: “Shiny Happy People” 1991
Bluebird 2004 TV Movie writer: “Losing My Religion”
Cold Case 2004 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Lad de små børn… 2004 writer: “Losing My Religion”
Boston Public 2003 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution 2003 Video Game “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It”
Smallville 2003 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Idols! 2003 TV Series writer – 1 episode
I Love the ’80s 2002 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Bowling for Columbine 2002 Documentary writer: “How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us” 1996
Vanilla Sky 2001 “All the Right Friends” 1987, “Sweetness Follows” 1992
Top of the Pops 1995-2001 TV Series writer – 5 episodes
Unplugged 2000 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Man on the Moon 1999 writer: “The Great Beyond” 1999, “Man on the Moon” 1992
Bringing Out the Dead 1999 writer: “What’s the Frequency Kenneth?”
Never Been Kissed 1999 writer: “At My Most Beautiful”
Blast from the Past 1999 writer: “It’s the End of the World As We Know It”
Freak City 1999 TV Movie writer: “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight”
Shabatot VeHagim 1999 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Knock It Down 1998 Short writer: “WORLD LEADER PRETEND”, “ENDGAME”
A Night at the Roxbury 1998 “Everybody Hurts”
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 writer: “LEAVE” – as Buck
Deceiver 1997 writer: “The Desert Sky”
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993-1997 TV Series writer – 4 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes 1995-1997 TV Series writer – 4 episodes
Party of Five 1997 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992-1997 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
Nightwatch 1997 writer: “The Wake-Up Bomb”
Night Fever 1997 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Sånt är livet 1996 lyrics: “EVERYBODY HURTS” – as Peter Lawrence Buck / music: “EVERYBODY HURTS” – as Peter Lawrence Buck
Nortia 1996 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Unhook the Stars 1996 writer: “Country Feedback”
Independence Day 1996 writer: “It’s the End of the World As We Know It”
Friends 1994-1996 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
The Juror 1996 writer: “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite”
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Rockpalast 1985 TV Series
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
Finding Oscar 2016 Documentary special thanks
Saved! 2004 the producers wish to thank
Canadian Bacon 1995 special thanks
Self
Title Year Status Character
R.E.M. by MTV 2014 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2014 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton 2012 Documentary Himself
Record Store Day 2011 Video documentary short
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself – Tired Pony
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion 2009 Video Himself
This Is Not a Show: Live at the Olympia in Dublin 2009 Documentary Himself
Pardon Us for Living But the Graveyard Is Full 2009 Documentary Himself
The Colbert Report 2008 TV Series Himself
6 Days 2008 Video documentary
Wetten, dass..? 2008 TV Series Himself
Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death… and Insects 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
R.E.M.: When the Light Is Mine – The Best of the I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 2006 Video Himself
The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui 2005 Video documentary Himself (segment “Lotus”) (as R.E.M.)
This Morning 2004 TV Series Himself
4Pop 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Sen kväll med Luuk 1999-2004 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 2003-2004 TV Series Himself – Performer / Himself – Guest Singer
R.E.M.: Perfect Square 2004 Video Himself – Guitar
Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel 2004 Documentary Himself – R.E.M.
Boston Public 2003 TV Series Himself
The Best of R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 2003 Video documentary Himself
TV total 2003 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons 2001 TV Series Himself
The Panel 2001 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 2001 TV Series Himself
Making the Video 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Party of Five 1999 TV Series Himself
REM: Uptake 1999 TV Movie Himself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
El séptimo de caballería 1998 TV Series Himself
Later… With Jools Holland 1998 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1997 TV Series Himself
RoadMovie 1996 Video documentary Himself
R.E.M.: New Adventures in Hi-Fi Stereophonic on Film 1996 Video documentary short Himself
R.E.M. Parallel 1995 Video Himself
R.E.M.: Rough Cut 1995 TV Movie Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1993 1993 TV Special Himself – Performer (as R.E.M.)
Rock and Roll Inaugural Ball 1993 TV Movie Himself (as R.E.M.)
R.E.M.: This Film Is On 1991 Video Himself
Unplugged 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Losing My Religion 1991 Short Himself
Tourfilm: R.E.M. 1990 Video documentary Himself
R.E.M.: Pop Screen 1990 Video short Himself
Kippevel 1988 TV Series Himself
R.E.M.: Succumbs 1987 Video Himself
Athens, Ga. – Inside/Out 1987 Documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1983 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Movin’ on Up 2011 TV Movie Himself – R.E.M.
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Himself – R.E.M. (uncredited)
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On 2004 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Top of the Pops 2001 TV Series Himself
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself (as R.E.M.)

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