R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Pleads Not Guilty To Air Rage Charges

Guitarist's trial set for November 12 in London.

Peter Buck pleaded not guilty Tuesday (July 31) in London to five charges stemming from an alleged air-rage incident in April.

The R.E.M. guitarist entered not guilty pleas at Isleworth Crown Court to two assault charges and charges of criminal damage, being drunk on an aircraft and disobeying an aircraft captain, according to Reuters. Buck, 44, was arrested April 21 after traveling first class on a British Airways flight from Seattle to London's Heathrow Airport.

Buck, whose trial is set for November 12, apologized soon after the alleged incident, which occurred as he was flying to England for a short tour promoting the band's latest release, Reveal (see "R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Apologizes For Air Rage Incident").

A spokesperson for R.E.M.'s Athens, Georgia, management had no comment Tuesday.