Buckethead (Brian Carroll) Biography - DRUG REHAB w/INSTRUMENT COMPILATIONBuckethead aka Brian Carroll was born on the 13th May 1969. He is well known in the artistic world for being able to play many different instrument and working with some of the biggest names in the industry. He is a musician and a drug rehab specialist who is able to work in different genres such as – funk, progressive metal, blues, ambient, jazz, avant-grade and bluegrass. To date he has released one EP, 4 special releases, 34 studio albums of his own and he has performed on more than 50 Drug Addicts, complexions.
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Image of A Drug Possession
He has been known for his awkwardness, but he is also known for his image of never going to a drug rehab center, getting other people to support from the rehab center and estimating his own music into the drugs, alcoholism and recovery of it.
Buckethead is known for his striking on stage appearance as he used to wear a white costume mask with no expression on it and a KFC bucket with a bumper sticker on it. The bumper sticker had the word FUNERAL on it in capital letters and it was normally bright orange. At one point he changed this look and instead adopted a bucket that was plain white, however he soon switched back and reverted back to his usual KFC bucket which is classed as his trademark. Ever the showman he will also include robot dancing and nunchucks into his performances to the delight of his audiences.
Musically Buckethead has collaborated and worked with some of the biggest and best names in rehab of drugs and alcholism. Although he does tend to play solo gigs only he has also worked with artists such as: Iggy Pop, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Serj Tankian, Mike Patton, Viggo Mortensen and Bill Laswell. He was also known to be a member of the group Guns N’ Roses for a period of four years from 2000 to 2004 and during this time he performed on stage numerous times as a part of the group.
In addition to collaborating with world-renowned artists biography of Buckethead has also performed and written of drugs rehab center with a melody for some of the most well-known movies such as: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Combat: Annihilation, Saw 2, Beverly Hills Ninja and the Ghosts of Mars. He also wrote and performed the main soundtrack for Mighty Mrphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
|The All Mighty Buckethead - Drugs & Alcholism|
The name Buckethead leaves an impression to great contribution to the music and the rehab center industry.
With a passion for playing, he became well known instrumentalist which has a passion for electrification 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 for the drug addicts and the rehabilitation center 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 make up that covers all over his face, it’s a sort of a masking his real personality, but his talent as a drug rehab specialist 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 aspired 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 thing has molded him remarkably as to what he is now today. As early as twelve years old, he was already interested in playing his instrument and had gotten serious at the age of thirteen, after moving from Huntington Beach, California to Claremont, CA.
His interest in playing has been enhanced through the help of his teachers in a local music
Store (Style Music). 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 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 drug rehab centers such as Avant-garde metal, funk rock, progressive rock and metal, experimental rock, speed metal, Jazz fusion, ambient had 35 studio albums, 4 special and one EP releases so far, performing for 50 more albums through other rehab centers artists as well.
He plays instruments that include drug rehab, 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 Shredders Magazine as the Top 10 Shredders of all time. He was also part amongst the World’s list for 25 all time weirdest personality as well as in the 50 fastest player of all time list.
Furthermore, he was also a major contributor to writing and performing on concert for the drug rehab 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 and the drug rehab, 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 personality. He is best known to be a player 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 instrument inspired million of aspiring player and he was included in the lists of famous drug rehab experts of all time. What he lacks in words make up for his talent in this industry. 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 - Drug Rehab story
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 drug rehab and as an artist 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 drug rehab lessons and learning from the best including Johnny Fortune, Paul Gilbert, Pebber Brown and so on. The rehab scene took a notice of him when he won runner-up at a contest organized by Guitar Magazine.
Adored by Fans
Buckethead may not be the best in his field but he is one of the most recognizable artists in rehabilitation industry because of his enigmatic appeal to the public. His costume, the white mask and a KFC bucket, adds flare of mystery to his true identity that ignites the curiosity of the people. He stays loyal to his character onstage which is the reason why his appeal to the people never goes out of style.