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(1992 – present)

Buckethead (Brian Carroll) is an American musician, songwriter and guitar virtuoso, famed for his distinctive stage outfit and elaborate stage shows. He has released over 147 solo studio 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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  • GackTMN

    #121 Shaded Ray

    21 Mar 10:39pm Reply
  • GackTMN

    #120: Louzenger; #119 is pre-order signed edition only at the moment..

    20 Mar 12:29am Reply
  • Nekrovoor

    what's a good 2015 album to start listening? hahaha

    15 Mar 3:17pm Reply
  • ReachDown

    Having the "I love my parents" song on the main description makes me feel bad for him... Dayuum

    13 Mar 6:53pm Reply
  • GackTMN

    #118: Elevator

    11 Mar 9:01pm Reply
  • DanilaM

    Oh man, he seems to have stopped, for a week at least. Maybe I will finally have a chance to keep up with all the pikes.

    7 Mar 11:53pm Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    I'll be goin on a lonnnnnngggggg break from Bucket, GackTMN I hate to leave you hanging as we've basically held this shoutbox down for a year lol but you can handle it man. Keep everyone updated.

    6 Mar 4:53am Reply
  • Vicarious_Lord

    Project Little Man = Amazing

    1 Mar 10:49pm Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    jesus

    1 Mar 4:23am Reply
  • GackTMN

    #117: Vacuum

    1 Mar 1:57am Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    Really love Infinity of the Spheres, mind bending.

    1 Mar 12:50am Reply
  • Synesthesis

    The Light in the Fog from #99 is wonderful emotional piece! I do not catch to listen every album, he is awesome. I look forward to his next 200 albums!

    28 Feb 12:50pm Reply
  • GackTMN

    #116: Infinity of the Spheres

    28 Feb 3:51am Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    Same here, the Pumpkin Pikes and Grand Gallery were amazing. Still awaiting my signed drawing edition of pike #104 was hoping he'd keep it a secret for awhile.

    27 Feb 6:43pm Reply
  • GackTMN

    Love his ambient/drone side, even if it's polarizing to some. Standard edition for #104 also dropped, Project Little Man

    27 Feb 2:37pm Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    Marble Monsters Just Dropped, this ones fucking gooooood.

    27 Feb 8:08am Reply
  • S9052

    Can someone get more info on this? "Geoff Davidson - Fireflies in the Night - 2010. Fireflies in the Night - 2010. Progressive Rock Acoustic Instrumental" I have this album and it sounds like a slightly mellower version of Electric Tears.

    26 Feb 1:05pm Reply
  • realcyndre

    no tour this year?

    25 Feb 6:06pm Reply
  • GackTMN

    #114: Glow in the Dark

    25 Feb 3:28am Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    Wow, another favorite cover

    22 Feb 7:07am Reply
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