Peter Anthony Salisbury (born 24 September 1971) is an English rock drummer, best known as the drummer for The Verve, whom he co-founded in 1989.
Salisbury currently resides in Derbyshire with his wife Pam, sons Ben and Isaac, and step son Joe.
The Verve reunited in June, 2007 for a new tour and a future album. Pete is believed to have been the one behind getting the ball rolling in terms of reuniting the band. After Ashcroft (currently residing in Liverpool) learned that Salisbury, was in contact with the former guitarist, Nick McCabe, over a possible side project, Ashcroft used this as an excuse to call McCabe. Ashcroft made peace with him and bassist Simon Jones and the band reformed. In a band interview with the NME in 2007, Salisbury mentioned that the problems between them weren't that bad in the first place.
Other musical projects
After the band's demise in 1999, Salisbury played with various bands including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. He filled in on a UK/EU tour in 2002 when their original drummer Nick Jago could not get a working visa for BRMC's British gigs. Salisbury owns and runs a drum shop, "Drummin", in Stockport, England. He played drums on the first three of Richard Ashcroft's solo albums and this was his most notable musical contribution away from The Verve. In October 2010, he played drums on The Charlatans UK tour while their regular drummer Jon Brookes was undergoing treatment for a brain tumour. Brookes died in late 2012, and Salisbury has continued to work as The Charlatans drummer since then, though he has not been made a full member of the band. As of 2013, Salisbury has continued to support Richard Ashcroft's live performances.