|Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser|
|Birth name||Donald Brian Roeser|
November 12, 1947 |
Long Island, New York, US
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Instruments||Guitar, keyboards, singer|
|Associated acts||Blue Öyster Cult, Hear 'n Aid|
|Gibson Les Paul
Donald Brian "Buck Dharma" Roeser (born November 12, 1947 on Long Island, New York) is an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being a member of Blue Öyster Cult since the group's formation in 1967. He wrote and sang the lead vocal on many of the band's best-known hits, including "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla", and "Burnin' for You" (the last originally intended for Roeser's solo album.)
The nickname came from an idea from the band's manager, Sandy Pearlman, who envisioned each member of the band having an unusual stage name; Roeser was the only one who took to the idea, and his was the only name that stuck.
Roeser is notable for his use of the Gibson SG and numerous custom Steinberger models. One of his Steinberger guitars has a body carved to look like Swiss cheese (see photo). Dharma calls this guitar his "Cheeseberger".
His other equipment use includes: a Giuliano Balestra Vulcan, a Fender Stratocaster, a St. Blues and custom models built by Rick Kresiak, Harper Guitars and Warren Guitars. Many of his guitars were made by White Plains based custom guitar maker, Guliano.
- Flat Out (1982)