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Guitarist Shredder Buckethead Makes Tour Stop At The Signal
by Mark A. Herndon
photo by Mark A. Herndon
Buckethead is an American guitarist. He has released 300+ studio albums, four special releases, and one EP. His music spans many diverse areas such as progressive metal, funk, blues, bluegrass, ambient, and avant-garde.
Buckethead is famous for wearing a KFC bucket on his head, and an expressionless plain white mask, which, according to him, was inspired by seeing "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.
He also incorporates nunchaku and robot dancing into his stage performances. Buckethead has received critical acclaim for his electric guitar playing, and is considered one of today's most innovative guitarists.
Buckethead's birth name: Brian Patrick Carroll. (Born May 13, 1969) Pomona, California.
Genres: Heavy metal, progressive metal funk metal avant-garde metal instrumental rock experimental rock ambient
Instruments: Guitar bass banjo keyboards
Years active: 1987–present
Labels: TDRS Hatboxghost Music Bucketheadland Avant Day Eight Music Sony Music CyberOctave Sub Meta Metastation City Hall Stray Gonervill Catalyst Entertainment Ion Disembodied Tzadik Avabella Productions Serjical Strike
Associated acts: Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains Guns N' Roses Praxis Serj Tankian System of a Down Deli Creeps Science Faxtion Cornbugs El Stew Arcana Thanatopsis Primus Bill Laswell Bootsy Collins Viggo Mortensen Lawson Rollins
As an instrumentalist, Buckethead has received critical acclaim for his electric guitar playing, and is considered one of today's most innovative guitarists. He has been voted number 8 on a list in GuitarOne magazine of the "Top 10 Fastest Guitar Shredders of All Time" as well as being included in Guitar World's lists of the "25 all-time weirdest guitarists" and the "50 fastest guitarists of all time".
Buckethead has also written and performed music for major motion pictures, including: Saw II, Ghosts of Mars, Beverly Hills Ninja, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Last Action Hero and contributed lead guitar to the track "Firebird" featured on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie soundtrack. (Source Wikipedia)