Monday, February 4, 2008
Daily SAll-Star: Buckethead
Buckethead is one of the best and most creative guitarist on the face of the earth.
Unfortunately, Buckethead is widely unknown because of his reclusive nature. Known for wearing a white mask and KFC bucket on his head whilst performing, few have seen or talked to Buckethead (born Brian Carroll) without a guitar and a stage to perform on.
Many know of him as the composer of the extremely difficult Guitar Hero II song, Jordan, but Buckethead has in fact composed the music for almost 40 solo albums and has performed on at least 50 other artists' albums. In fact, Buckethead has performed with, either as a member or as a collaborator, acts such as Guns 'N Roses, Iggy Pop, Serj Tankian of System of a Down, Daft Punk, and Ozzy Osbourne. Unfortunately, Mr. Head's preference to shred on his own terms has often lead to the premature demise of his relationships with various acts. Nonetheless, he is an impressive and influential virtuoso.
Jordan being played on Expert
One of the coolest mashups ever, done by Buckethead, using ODB's I Like It Raw