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Legal name: Brian Carroll

Also performs as: Death Cube K


Brian Patrick Carroll (born May 13, 1969), known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music. He has released 243 studio albums, four special releases and one EP. He has also performed on more than 50 other albums by other artists. His music spans such diverse areas as progressive metal, funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, ambient, and avant-garde music.

Buckethead is famous for wearing a KFC bucket on his head, emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker reading FUNERAL in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white mask, which, according to Buckethead, was inspired by his seeing Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. At one point, he changed to a plain white bucket that no longer bore the KFC logo, but subsequently reverted to his trademark KFC bucket. He also incorporates nunchaku and robot dancing into his stage performances.

As an instrumentalist, Buckethead has received critical acclaim for his electric guitar playing, and is considered one of today's more 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". He performs primarily as a solo artist, though he has collaborated extensively with a wide variety of high-profile artists such as Bill Laswell, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Iggy Pop, Les Claypool, Serj Tankian, Bill Moseley, Mike Patton, Viggo Mortensen, That 1 Guy, Bassnectar, and was a member of Guns N' Roses from 2000 to 2004. 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Bucketheadland Blueprints Buckethead 2
1992 Bucketheadland Buckethead 3.15 1
1993 Octave of the Holy Innocents Jonas Hellborg with Buckethead and Michael Shrieve 1
1994 Giant Robot Buckethead 2
1996 The Day of the Robot Buckethead 1
1996 Buckethead with Maximum Bob Live Buckethead with Maximum Bob 1
1996 Giant Robot (NTT release) Buckethead 1
1998 Colma Buckethead 2
1999 Monsters and Robots Buckethead 2
2001 Somewhere Over the Slaughterhouse Buckethead 1
2002 Funnel Weaver Buckethead 1
2002 Bermuda Triangle Buckethead 1
2002 Electric Tears Buckethead 4 1
2003 Bucketheadland 2 Buckethead 1
2003 Pandemoniumfromamerica Buckethead & Viggo 1
2004 Bucketheadland: Island of Lost Minds Buckethead 1
2004 The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell Buckethead 1
2004 Population Override Buckethead 4 1
2005 Intelligence Failure Buckethead & Viggo 1
2005 Enter the Chicken Buckethead & Friends 2
2005 Kaleidoscalp Buckethead 2 1
2005 Inbred Mountain Buckethead 1
2006 The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock Buckethead 1
2006 Crime Slunk Scene Buckethead 2
2006 Chicken Noodles Buckethead / Travis Dickerson 1
2007 In Search of The Buckethead 1
2007 Pepper's Ghost Buckethead 1
2007 Acoustic Shards Buckethead 1
2007 Cyborg Slunks Buckethead 1
2007 Decoding the Tomb of Bansheebot Buckethead 1
2007 Kevin's Noodle House Brain and Buckethead 1
2007 Chicken Noodles II Buckethead / Travis Dickerson 1
2008 From the Coop Buckethead 1
2008 Albino Slug Buckethead 1
2008 The Dragons of Eden Buckethead / Travis Dickerson / Brain 1
2009 Slaughterhouse on the Prairie Buckethead 1
2009 A Real Diamond in the Rough Buckethead 1
2009 Forensic Follies Buckethead 1
2009 Needle in a Slunk Stack Buckethead 1
2010 Shadows Between the Sky Buckethead 1
2010 Best Regards Brain and Buckethead 1
2010 Spinal Clock Buckethead 1
2010 Brain as Hamenoodle Brain and Buckethead 1
2010 Kind Regards Buckethead, Brain & Melissa 1
2010 Captain Eo's Voyage Buckethead 1
2010 Left Hanging Buckethead / Travis Dickerson 1
2010 Happy Holidays from Buckethead Buckethead 1
2011 It's Alive Buckethead 1
2011 Empty Space Buckethead 1
2011 3 Foot Clearance Buckethead 1

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