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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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  • 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.

    8 hours ago Reply
  • aldrignedigen

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

    Yesterday 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
  • GackTMN

    We got a new one out, #71 Celery

    6 Aug 4:40am Reply
  • Vicarious_Lord

    I really don't know how I missed The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock, but am playing it to death now. Incredible oversight by me and an incredible album overall!

    5 Aug 1:42am Reply
  • PanKrtcha

    I started my new music project influenced by Buckethead (especially the emotional songs). Maybe you will like it. :) Check it out

    3 Aug 7:20am Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    snow slug is just perfect, haven't heard him jam like this in a long time. The drums sound like Brain is on deck too. Buy it you broke asses.

    3 Aug 5:57am Reply
  • GackTMN

    Pike #69 isn't gonna be available as a download for at least another month. Hopefully the standards come out for 13, 15, 18, 43 and 66 in the meantime.

    31 Jul 12:27am Reply
  • People20

    Wow, Buckethead and John Zorn!

    30 Jul 11:22am Reply
  • Alpharon_

    v Then, pike #69 is... Pike 69, right?

    30 Jul 2:06am Reply
  • GackTMN

    #70 Snow Slug is available

    29 Jul 11:45pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    Aquarium is perfect

    28 Jul 3:14am Reply
  • AngelusBurkeert

    Rest in Peace Nancy York Carroll [5]. T_T

    27 Jul 9:19am Reply
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