Biography of Buckethead Part 1

Biography of Buckethead Part 1

The name Buckethead leaves an impression to great contribution to the music industry.

With a passion for electric guitar playing, he became well known instrumentalist which has a passion for electric guitar playing. This artist who is also known in real life as Brian Carrol born on the 13th of May 1969 has dramatically transform music performance that captures audience with his unique stage persona as wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken’s meals bucket on his head. Though he may look ridiculous plus an added touch of white makeup that covers all over his face, it’s a sort of a masking his real personality, but his talent as a guitarist surpasses the entire mask could cover leaving his spectator in breathless awe.

At an early age he lives in Southern California which is nearly located in Disneyland has somehow inspired him to excel in playing great music so as to be looked up to, just like Mr. Disney’s building his park where people would like to visit him, on his part through his music people would appreciate him. Since growing up has been a lonely one for him, a diversion to playing his guitar has molded him remarkably as to what he is now today. As early as twelve years old, he was already interested in playing guitar and had gotten serious at the age of thirteen, after moving from Huntington Beach, California to Claremont, CA.

His interest in guitar playing has been enhanced through the help of his teachers in a local music.

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Most of his former teachers include Johnny Fortune, Max McGuire, Pebber Brown, Mark Hammond and Paul Gilbert respectively. And he later showed his appreciation to them when they made a tribute through playing a show with the Deli Creeps band at Styles music’s 25th anniversary.

In the late eighties he has made an early solo career after leaving the band Class –X, he joined a Guitar Player magazine contest and has won a runner up title. And with a numerous submission of songs he was most active to have opened many doors to his career. He had worked on many Genres in music such as Avant-garde metal, funk rock, progressive rock and metal, experimental rock, speed metal, Jazz fusion, ambient and acoustic music. He had 35 studio albums, 4 special and one EP releases so far, performing for 50 more albums through other music artist.

He plays instruments that include Guitar, bass, mandolin, piano, cello, banjo, keyboards and ukulele and has been active since 1988 to present. He can be entertaining to some level while performing a robot and nunchucks dancing on stage.

And since then on, he has been voted as no.8 on the list for Guitar One Magazine as the Top 10 Shredders of all time. He was also part amongst the Guitars World’s list for 25 all time weirdest guitarist as well as in the 50 fastest guitarist of all time list.

Furthermore, he was also a major contributor to writing and performing music to movie soundtrack pictures like Saw II ,Beverly Hills Ninja, Mortal Kombat ,Ghost of Mars, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation ,Last Action Hero and mighty Morphin Power Rangers :The Movie.

Amongst his former band includes the famous group Guns n’ Roses, Colonel Claypool’s.

Bucket of Bernie Brains, Primus, Praxis, El Stew,DJ Disk, Buckethead’s Giant Robot,Giant Robot, Giant Robot II, Deli Creeps ,Limbomaniacs and Jonas Hellborg and Michael Shrieve. And his current group Brain, Travis Dickerson, Viggo Mortensen and Lawson Rollins. With his experience in the world of music, a lot of possibilities may still come his way And for us to expect more songs to come in the future.

Brian Carroll, also known as “Buckethead” is a well-renowned musician. He is best known to be a guitarist nevertheless just as skilful in using other instruments as well. Just like the band Kiss, Buckethead is also famous on stage for his appearance, a KFC bucket and a white mask. His skill in playing the guitar inspired million of aspiring guitarists and he was included in the lists of famous guitarists of all time. What he lacks in words make up for his talent in music. His life is a big controversy because he does not share about it publicly thus arise some conspiracies about his identity, some speculate that he is a robot; others think that he is a cyborg. For those who do not know a thing or two about him except for, well his bucket, there is more to his ‘bucket’ that meets the eyes.

The origin of Buckethead

Born on May 13, 1969, Brian is an ordinary guy with exquisite talent that was moulded through the years. Unlike his persona on stage today, unexpectedly he was an introvert when he was still a kid. Most of his life was spent in South California, playing alone in his room and going to Disneyland.

Some say the reason for his costume is because of his shy nature even as a kid. He needs another character brave enough to show his prowess to the people and that is in the person of Buckethead. The idea was inspired after Brian watched Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and eating a bucket full of KFC chicken. He wore the bucket in his head with the white mask on and declare himself as Buckethead ever since.

Whether his talent for music is inborn or just sharpened through practice, no one knows exactly but the fact of the matter is, he is good in his craft. He begin mastering his talents more by taking private music lessons and learning from the best including Johnny Fortune, Paul Gilbert, Pebber Brown and so on. The music scene took a notice of him when he won runner-up at a contest organized by Guitar Magazine.

Music Highlights

  • He worked with bands like Jonas Hellborg and Michael Shrieve, Lawson Rollins, Viggo Mortensen, Travis Dickerson, Brain, Jonas Hellborg and Michael Shrieve, Limbomaniacs, Deli Creeps, Giant Robot, Giant Robot II, Buckethead’s Giant Robot, DJ Disk, El Stew, Praxis (band), Primus (band), Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains, Guns N’ Roses
  • Aside from his album, he was also hired to make music for major motion movies like Saw II, Ghosts of Mars, Beverly Hills Ninja, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Last Action Hero, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
  • Recognized in different reputable organizations and magazines, like being the top 8 in GuitarOne Magazine’s “Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time” and added to “25 all-time weirdest guitarists” and “50 fastest guitarists of all time list” by Guitar World.