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What's the deal with Buckethead?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheGoodTexan, Apr 28, 2006.

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  1. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
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  2. genelovesjez

    genelovesjez Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    I just assume he's ugly, old or both.
     
  3. Tremo

    Tremo Banned

    The bucket is a gimmick.

    I hear he's a shredder.
     
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  5. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
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  6. I always thought he was Henry Spencer's kid.

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  7. tiktok

    tiktok Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 11, 2005
    Seattle
    Without being mean about it, he's a super-capable musician who's also a bit wacko and now it's evolved into a bit of a schtick. There's pictures of him without the bucket--his real name is Brian Carrol.
     
  8. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    I recently read that he's a Howard Stern lookalike, which would explain the bucket.
     
  9. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
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  10. Brian blaut

    Brian blaut Friend of Leo's

    Feb 13, 2005
    SF North Bay
  11. Joel Terry

    Joel Terry Poster Extraordinaire

    Kind of reminds me of The Residents

    The Residents.

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    Ugliness or whatever notwithstanding, I wonder what makes a person do that kind of thing? :?

    Joel
     
  12. tiktok

    tiktok Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 11, 2005
    Seattle
    I've seen some old pictures of him sans bucket, and he does look a bit like Stern. There was an article in Musician magazine a while back talking about him and how he has problems dealing with people, was still living at home at the time and hence the mask to hide behind when he leaves the house.
     
  13. J-man

    J-man Super Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    North Wales
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  14. Brian blaut

    Brian blaut Friend of Leo's

    Feb 13, 2005
    SF North Bay
    I'm working on the recipe to make your very own Buckethead...

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  15. tiktok

    tiktok Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 11, 2005
    Seattle
    From the Buckethead discussion group FAQ:

    "Do not post or ask for pictures of Buckethead unmasked.

    Paul gilbert (banned!) (banned!) is banned. Forever."

    This page has a different unmasked picture then the one I've seen:

    http://www.geocities.com/stringcheese242001/
     
  16. adylan76

    adylan76 TDPRI Member

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    Jul 11, 2005
    Brooklyn
    this is purely anecdotal, but...

    a friend of mine, who had tickets to a buckethead show that was cancelled at the last minute, told me a story he heard on a metal message board.

    apparently, axl was attempting to recruit buckethead to resurrect guns n' roses. buckethead initially agreed, then flaked out on axl. axl finally got buckethead to sit down and talk about it, but the only place buckethead would agree to have the conversation was on the space mountain ride at disneyworld (land?). as the story goes, they rode the ride continuously for close to an hour, refusing to get off, while axl attempted to bring buckethead back into the fold.

    may not be true, but from what i hear about those guys, it might as well be.
     
  17. zombywoof

    zombywoof Friend of Leo's

    This thread is just toooo funny. Got that coke I just drank coming out of my nose. Love ya' guys.
     
  18. ThermionicScott

    ThermionicScott Poster Extraordinaire

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    Dec 3, 2005
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    Re: Kind of reminds me of The Residents

    Just for the fun of it, I'm guessing. Love the Residents, BTW.
     
  19. TeleTurkey

    TeleTurkey Tele-Holic

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    Feb 23, 2006
    North Carolina
    Buckethead

    That is definately messed up. If that is Buckethead he is either smart like a fox or totally deranged.
     
  20. teledude66

    teledude66 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    50
    Oct 8, 2004
    Lawndale,N.C.
    the dude in this pic is Saul Hudson, better known to most as Slash, at a halloween show Velvet Revolver dressed up as the "GNR" of the music awards which at the time included Buckethead...there was a story on metalsludge.com about it maybe a year or so ago, rather funny if you ask me ...

    edited to add: ok after seeing the 98 thing maybe it's not Slash in this pic, but the story is true, and the dude does look like Slash...lol
     
  21. maestrovert

    maestrovert Poster Extraordinaire

    the man's something over 6'6" ! according to a recent mag, he's using a Les Paul , custom modified for his frame (instead of a 3/4 size instrument, think 1 & 2/3 or so...)
    his musical style isn't exactly to my liking, but there's no denying his skill, and the schtick cracks me up !
     
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