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(1992 – present)

Buckethead is an American musician, songwriter and guitar virtuoso, famed for his distinctive stage outfit and elaborate stage shows. He has released over 100 solo albums and performed on over 70 more since 1992. He has also made guest appearances on more than 40 different albums by various artists. His music spans such diverse areas as heavy metal, funk, ambient, jazz, electronic, and avant-garde music.

When performing in his theatrical persona, Buckethead used to wear a KFC bucket (emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker that read “FUNERAL” in black block letters) on his head and a plain white costume mask (commonly found in costume shops and used primarily for dramatic theater productions). More recently, he has switched to a plain white bucket no longer bearing the KFC logo. He also incorporates nunchaku, robot dancing, and toy trading into his stage performances. Buckethead’s persona represents a character who was “raised by chickens” and has made it his “mission in life to alert the world to the ongoing chicken holocaust in fast-food joints around the globe.”

Although a multi-instrumentalist, Buckethead is best known for his electric guitar playing. He has been voted number 8 on a list in GuitarOne magazine of the “Top 20 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time.”


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  • Synesthesis

    Pikes #72 - Closed Attractions - awesome atmosphere, another great album.

    Yesterday 1:58pm Reply
  • Alpharon_

    Liking Final Bend of the Labyrinth, specially the last track :)

    30 Aug 3:16pm Reply
  • GackTMN

    #75 Twilight Constrictor is up

    29 Aug 12:46am Reply
  • petitpedro

    DAMN, Celery is fucking good!

    28 Aug 8:41pm Reply
  • DictumAcFactum

    overrated дерьмо для говнарей.

    27 Aug 12:14pm Reply
  • SimpatiK

    Tell me about it. I haven't listened to his last 30 albums

    26 Aug 10:08pm Reply
  • dishayu

    @petersicparker : any highlight-worthy songs that I should immediately check out? I have a bit of Buckethead backlog built up, so i'm just going in sequence otherwise.

    26 Aug 6:21am Reply
  • petersicparker

    I got #73 Final Bend of the Labyrinth and #74 Infinity Hill. If someone wants to give a listen to them... PM.

    25 Aug 9:15pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    I might need another HD. Damn it, Bucket!

    23 Aug 3:22pm Reply
  • GackTMN

    #73 Final Bend of the Labyrinth; #74 Infinity Hill

    22 Aug 1:18pm Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    Stump Cars is just..why I still back Buckethead. People can say all they want about how the quality of his work is slipping, releasing albums too fat without focus, blah blah blah blah. When I hear a song like Stump Cars, I know this man is still on top of his game.

    20 Aug 8:09am Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    Closed Attractions and Leave the Lights on are both greaty great.

    19 Aug 12:25pm Reply
  • Vicarious_Lord

    The title track from it is pretty much an altered version of The Coats of Claude

    15 Aug 12:41pm Reply
  • GackTMN

    Standard edition's out for #66, Leave the Light On...feels like a direct continuation of Hold Me Forever

    15 Aug 1:14am Reply
  • Vicarious_Lord

    Celery is hands down the best song of the year, among all of my fave bands. Easily his best song to date and will be highly surprised if he releases any new song that surpasses it.

    14 Aug 3:58am Reply
  • GackTMN

    #72 Closed Attractions is out; if you liked Electric Sea, this Pike is for you

    14 Aug 2:23am Reply
  • dishayu

    Celery is definitely top3 song of this year (so far).

    12 Aug 2:57am Reply
  • MaxxNemo

    очень талантливый музыкант . whitewash <3

    11 Aug 2:26pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    Snow Slug - a finally worthy pike among the recent ones...

    7 Aug 6:03pm Reply
  • Supertramp2192

    Finally found my Genre---BUCKETHEAD

    6 Aug 12:28pm Reply
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