Brian Patrick Carroll, born May 13, 1969, better known as Buckethead is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked in many genres. He has released 72 albums, four specials and one EP. He has appeared on more than 50 albums by other artists. His music includes progressive metal, blues, blues and bluegrass as well as ambient, avant-garde, and bluegrass music. Buckethead is well-known for his KFC bucket on the top of his head. It has an orange bumper sticker that reads FUNERAL in large black block letters and an expressionless mask made from plain white. Buckethead claims it was inspired by seeing Halloween 4. He changed from his trademark KFC bucket to a plain white bucket, which lacked the KFC logo. He also includes robot and nunchaku dancing in his stage performances. Buckethead is a highly-regarded instrumentalist. He is known for his innovative electric guitar playing and has been praised by critics. He was voted 8th on the GuitarOne list of “Top 10 Fastest Guitar Shredders Of All Time”, as well as being listed in Guitar World’s “25 All-Time Weirdest Guitarists” and “50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time”. Although Buckethead is primarily a solo performer, he has worked extensively with many high-profile artists, including Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, IggyPop, Les Claypool and Serj Tankian. He was also 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” as well as that of Bassnectar and of Guns N Roses. Buckethead also wrote and performed music on major motion pictures such as Saw II, Ghosts of Mars and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. He also contributed lead guitar to “Firebird” from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie soundtrack. From Wikipedia

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