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Buckethead @ Wikipedia
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why WOULD you vote buckethead in?
Posted by curt on Sunday, 12.10.06 @ 10:15am
because he is an absolutly AMAZING guitarist and song writer
Posted by god on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 15:11pm
He should get in just for assisting with the Power Rangers theme.
Posted by maplejet on Friday, 05.25.07 @ 12:25pm
well hes allready in the KFC hall of fame....so why not go for this one.....
Posted by rick on Monday, 05.28.07 @ 18:30pm
he should get in someway because he is the best guitarist ever after hendrix
Posted by Senor Fronz on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 12:29pm
you people must not own a dozen or so of his albums. Jimi doesnt even compare to Buckethead. I sense a strong existance of ingnorance on this page.
Posted by Fritz on Saturday, 08.18.07 @ 13:25pm
OK, Buckethead may be a crazy shredder but I've seen faster. Yngwie Malmsteen or Michael Angelo Batio anyone? As for Buckethead being better than Hendrix, he just shreds mindlessly. That's Jordan in a nutshell. Hendrix has rhythm and he has awesome skills, like the teeth playing and the behind the back thing. And while I can't deny Buckethead being in the Hall of Fame, he's just not influential and big enough. He was in Guns N' Roses for 5 years from 1999-2004 so he might get in when GN'R does, which they obviously will. But yeah, that's te noly chnace he's got. Oh, and he's only in the KFC hall of fame because the bucket on the head of Brian Carroll (his real name) is a KFC bucket. Also, go to Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists ever and you will see Buckethead isn't on there. Duane Allman was rated the 2nd greatest guitarist on there, then Clapton, then B.B King.
Posted by MaulYoda on Tuesday, 09.18.07 @ 19:37pm
Actually, what I meant to say was while I can't deny Buckethead's awesomeness and originallity, he's just not influential and big enough to be in the Hall of Fame. Bottom line, he's just not going to be in there unless they start as "Greatest Shedders" induction thing, he's not going to be in there, EVER.
Posted by MaulYoda on Tuesday, 09.18.07 @ 19:39pm
"Also, go to Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists ever and you will see Buckethead isn't on there."-MaulYoda
Posted by William on Tuesday, 09.18.07 @ 19:49pm
You think Rolling Stone top 100 means ANYthing ? They could care less about progressive rock and skill shredding. That's not a barometer for anything.
Posted by What on Friday, 11.9.07 @ 18:51pm
first, i meant that jimi hendrix is better than hendrix, by a lot.
Posted by Senor Fronz on Tuesday, 11.20.07 @ 23:11pm
I wouldn't rank Eddie in the double digits at all. As many problems as that list may have, putting him too low certainly wasn't one of them.
Posted by William on Wednesday, 11.21.07 @ 00:25am
I cannot believe there is even a discussion about this. He may be a great musician; well, fast at least, but HoF. (better than Hendrix) - Please stop!
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 12.23.07 @ 19:22pm
Buckethead is very talented but unlike Malmsteen, Van Halen or Hendrix, he will not be regarded as a legend. Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarist was a joke but I can't argue with #1. Hendrix deserves to be there.
Posted by danny on Monday, 12.31.07 @ 13:53pm
buckethead owns hendrix
Posted by schnox on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 18:09pm
buckethead owns hendrix
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 01.18.08 @ 04:51am
buckethead isnt the best guitarist since hendrix. Slash is way better
Posted by teacher on Saturday, 01.26.08 @ 14:03pm
Buckethead is very good, but nowhere near the best, Hendrix was sloppy but fairly skilled, still nowhere near the best, and Slash is a joke.
Posted by William on Saturday, 01.26.08 @ 14:43pm
Posted by Eric on Saturday, 01.26.08 @ 15:37pm
he must be at the pedestal of hall of fame. why? as for me who plays guitar for a long time, i found uniqueness and great notes in right and exact chops in this man... his versatility was superb, the only problem is, he is not as popular as other.... but, if you do know what music is, and you play stringed axes for a long time, buckethead might be one of the best... For me, popularity is nothing, talent is the best basis for choosing the best of the best....
Posted by cinderella on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 04:05am
Cinderella - The problem with Buckethead is not whether his guitar playing is olympian class; it is. IMO, the problem is his music so far is not as easily identifiable or everlasting. I play guitar as well and have heard his playing. But I have heard nothing that makes me want to constantly listen to the music itself over and over. If there was a Guitarist or Musician Hall Of Fame - I would have no problem with him being enshrined - But his music and the bands that he has been affiliated, IMO, have not had any kind of everlasting effect on the music scene, at least as of yet. When they talk about Hendrix, they also talk about his songs and riffs. Everyone knows when Purple Haze is being played. 10 y.o.'s know the song and it was recorded almost 40 years ago. Will they ever be able to say that about Buckethead? Personally, Jeff Beck is my favorite guitarist, but I kind of understand why he will never be inducted as a solo performer. His overall output as a solo artist wasn't that impressive. Personally, I loved the work, but I can see how others may view it as nothing special. The good thing is that Buckethead is still relatively young and I doubt we have heard the last from him or his extraordinary playing.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 06:43am
Dameon...I agree, its all about being innovative, being an original! Buckethead, although he is very good, sounds like a lot of other shredders. When I first heard Hendrix, I thought someone from Mars had learned the blues, because it was so "out there", nothing like anyone had ever heard. He may not have been technically as good as some, but he was DIFFERENT!!!
Posted by Terry on Monday, 02.4.08 @ 19:33pm
I agree i listen to songs by buckethead ove and over
Posted by robert on Thursday, 02.7.08 @ 18:55pm
I would never say Buckethead isn't a good player...on the contrary! I feel you really have to stand out, contribute, and stand the test of time. I think he needs to get rid of that "gimmick"...it detracts from what he's really accomplished at. I remember seeing people absolutely mesmerizes by SRV. No gimmicks, just by his playing.
Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.7.08 @ 20:42pm
Mesmerized...need to learn to proofread!! I play guitar okay but can't type a lick!!! Go figure...
Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.7.08 @ 20:47pm
I dont think that Buckethead has a gimmick, that mask and bucket is just part of his music, nto a gimmick. and yes soothsayer is his most amazing song, pretty dang good. i think buckethead should but wont get it in because hes not 'popular' enough.
Posted by Senor Fronz on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 12:48pm
What does he do? Take drumsticks and beat on the bucket? Don't think its part of his music...
Posted by Terry on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 18:48pm
The bucket "gimmick," from what I understand, has more to do with him not wanting to spread his identity around. A few people know his name (it's not terribly hard to find) and his face, but it's not instantly recognizable. He could walk down the street without getting mobbed, I'm sure.
Posted by William on Tuesday, 02.12.08 @ 06:24am
"no one goes to see Buckethead just to see a guy with a William Shatner mask and an upturned KFC bucket for a hat."
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 02.12.08 @ 09:46am
"buckethead isnt the best guitarist since hendrix. Slash is way better"
Posted by Kizzle on Wednesday, 04.9.08 @ 21:56pm
Posted by Buckethead on Wednesday, 04.9.08 @ 22:02pm
Posted by Buckethead on Wednesday, 04.9.08 @ 22:02pm
what are you guyz talking about, pete wentz rules all.
Posted by wezly on Monday, 05.5.08 @ 18:24pm
"He should get in just for assisting with the Power Rangers theme."
Posted by mike on Friday, 06.13.08 @ 15:07pm
he does things with a guitar that I have not seen anybody else do and his music is depp and one of a kind.
Posted by Blake Peters on Tuesday, 06.24.08 @ 00:02am
Any list that Rolling Stone comes up with is a joke, and unfortunately most people judge his skill and creativity on Jordan, which IMO is a okay song but is definately not even close to being one of his best songs.
Posted by Dylazodelan on Tuesday, 06.24.08 @ 16:45pm
To whoever is arguing Buckethead is nothing but shredding/has no soul in his songs... if Jordan is the only song you know and heard from Buckethead, your opinion is not valid. Try listening to other music by Buckethead.
Posted by GenoGar on Sunday, 07.27.08 @ 05:11am
get a grip - not a gripe !!! Buckethead is the mostest awesomest everest !!!
Posted by theAMAZINGcool on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 09:51am
IGNORANCE! this page reeks of it. Buckethead has released almost forty solo albums. These are so difficult to find as well. in 2007 he was part of at least 25 albums by himself, either solo or part of DCK or anyone else. he is a truly mind melting musician. and before you criticize him,listen to a song other than jordan. guitar hero is not a way to learn guitar or understand it either.
Posted by collonell claypools bucket of bernie brains, YEAH on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 12:18pm
Oh, i forgot, jordan was made just for that game, the only studio version of it.
Posted by ccbbb on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 12:22pm
buckethead is an amazing guitarist as well as composer. but you have probably heard that many times on this website.
Posted by me on Friday, 08.29.08 @ 15:52pm
He really is an amazing talent on guitar.
Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 08.29.08 @ 18:38pm
saw him with primus at ozzfest and it was amazing to watch him play, he can do and play anything with a guitar not to mention all the albums hes made. hes earned it
Posted by superduper on Tuesday, 09.9.08 @ 19:30pm
i will agree noone can compare to hendrix, i mean come on the guy could carry a tune on the guitar with his teeth, but anyway buckethead deserves it, i got to see him live and hes one of those select few guitarist that can either shred or play with tons of emotion. not alot of ppl aside from the serious guitar players realize the countless albums this guy has put out, he may not be the fastest but hes always been very creative.
Posted by argh on Wednesday, 09.10.08 @ 13:01pm
buckethad is more original than many guitar players out there today and i don't know why people try to compare him with other players when he plays a wide range of styles and he does it with a skill none can touch
Posted by kreo on Friday, 09.12.08 @ 12:31pm
hmm tough one. I would vote him in, but don't know if he would make it.
Posted by antiguy on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 18:15pm
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.4.08 @ 20:21pm
Mike I know Buckethead can play anything, I know he is going into the hall of fame but, there are better guitarist than Buckethead!!!!!!
Posted by David on Monday, 10.6.08 @ 12:59pm
David...Jerry Garcia wasn't even the best guitarist in his band (I always thought Bob Weir was better). It's really hard to say who's better than Buckethead...he is an incredible player, very unique and innovative. Time will tell if he's HOF material.
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 10.6.08 @ 17:32pm
Yeah but,Buckethead is kind of like a differnt style of guitar playing
Posted by David on Tuesday, 10.7.08 @ 12:46pm
David...that's exactly my point. I consider him a great player not only because of his technique, but because he's unique. I think all the really great players are unique and that's what makes them stand out. I would never say one great player is better than another, only different.
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 10.7.08 @ 18:47pm
David I know who is better then you.
Posted by Mike on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 14:58pm
Buckethead Top 5:
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 17:39pm
MIKE- NO KIDDING BUCKETHEAD IS BETTER THAN ME,AND YOU AND ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE AT GUITAR PLAYING.AND SLASH IS 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, TIMES BETER THAN BUCKETHEAD AND IF BUCKETHEAD IS SO GREAT,WHY CAN'T HE PLAY "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE"? AND MAYBE BUCKETHEAD WILL GET A HEARTATTACK IF HE PLAYS A SLASH SOLO,ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT??AND ANGUS IS NOT A LEGEND JUST BECAUSE,AC/DC IS A SICK BAND!!!!!!!!!THERE IS MORE REASONS WHY ANGUS IS A LEGEND.AND GUNS N'ROSES CAN MAKE BETTER ALBUMS!!!!
Posted by David on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 17:49pm
David...define "better". I see 2 great players with totally different styles, but how can you dictate one being better than the other? I've played for over 40 years, and have yet to say one great player is "better" than another. I can play "Welcome To The Jungle"...what's the big deal? It's not that hard of a song to play, basically. I'm sure Buckethead probably plays it differently from Slash because he's going to play it HIS way...he's not going to try to be a Slash clone. If you replace one great player for another in your band, expect your band to sound TOTALLY different...great players have a tendency to do that very thing.
Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 18:32pm
I'm with Gitarzan. Buckethead can probably play any thing Slash throws at him like the over rated November Rain solo. Angus Young is sick in both ways but many people see him the best in AC/DC.
Posted by Mike on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 14:03pm
I do not even know what you said
Posted by David on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 14:16pm
Guitarzan,I kind of agree with you but,if you played for over 40 years
Posted by Brian on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 18:03pm
I don't mind...I'll be 53 years young on Monday. Please, no 2x4's...lol!!! It'll also be the 41st anniversary of when I started playing...go figure!!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 18:48pm
Buckethead is light years ahead of slash. Slash is the main reason I started playing guitar but saying he is a better player than buckethead is ludicrous. First off Buckethead was taught by Paul Gilbert and Shawn Lane. Shawn Lane and paul gilbert probably werent even mentioned in some stupid ass rolling stone list. Are they guitar players ? Are people really close minded enough to form their opinions from a magazine ? Go check out paul gilbert or shawn lane. Two of the best ever. Also Jason Becker while you are at it.
Posted by Andrew on Monday, 10.20.08 @ 20:34pm
Andrew...okay, Paul Gilbert is a very good player, as was Shawn Lane, but I think that a widely made mistake is being made here...you're confusing being very fast with being great. In my experiences, there just aren't a lot of players who play at MACH 10 that I would consider "great", or on a list of "best ever".
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 10.21.08 @ 18:20pm
I have to be real here. Slash is more poupular and more credited but Buckethead is a better guitar player. If Slash went solo, what would he do? It's amazing isn't it.
Posted by Mike on Monday, 10.27.08 @ 13:47pm
I saw a video on Youtube of Bickethead playing Immigrant Song but when I looked at it a second time it was taken off.
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 11.11.08 @ 09:36am
When Buckethead was a kid other kids tried to light him on fire.
Posted by Mike on Thursday, 11.20.08 @ 19:18pm
Posted by Aunt Suzie on Monday, 12.8.08 @ 17:01pm
I agree with you Aunt Suzie but Buckethead is one of the fastest guitarists in the history of R&R.
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 12.10.08 @ 07:02am
Listen to Soothsayer and tell me that Buckethead shreds mindlessly.
Posted by Ethan on Tuesday, 12.16.08 @ 02:07am
my buckethead top five:
Posted by kreo on Thursday, 12.18.08 @ 08:44am
I agree with Kreo. It's not just mindless shredding. There are so many songs where you can see his melodic talents. Soothsayer is brilliant. Listen to it with the lights off and your eyes closed and it'll take you somewhere else.
Posted by danny on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 18:37pm
Try to listen to Spidercrawl
Posted by Nick on Tuesday, 01.6.09 @ 20:31pm
Unfourtunatly Soothsayer is not on I Tunes yet.
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 01.11.09 @ 13:22pm
Posted by teknik on Tuesday, 01.20.09 @ 20:00pm
OH and making a response to antiguy he is so unpopular because he releases his albums in secret,
Posted by teknik on Tuesday, 01.20.09 @ 20:06pm
teknik...hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Slash is a VERY good guitarist (take it from someone who plays). I've learned to never put down one player just to bolster another...it's just not right. I'm sure Buckethead would say the same thing...
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 01.20.09 @ 20:11pm
You lost me right after you said he was the best after Page. Don't get me wrong, Page was excellent and one of the reasons I first picked up the guitar. But his strengths were more towards guitar arrangements and melodies. Page is no Jeff Beck!
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 01.20.09 @ 20:13pm
yo guitarzan i would never very well "put down"
Posted by teknik on Tuesday, 01.20.09 @ 20:46pm
teknik...If you've never heard of Jeff Beck, then you're probably not qualified to have a learned discussion about guitarists. It's good that you like Buckethead...he really is a very good player. The really great ones seperate themselves by being unique...and he definitely is.
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 01.20.09 @ 21:19pm
comment #1 I am actually pretty darn well-learned
Posted by teknik on Tuesday, 01.20.09 @ 21:34pm
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 01.20.09 @ 23:01pm
es Paul once said to jazz great Pat Martino; "you've got great licks and chops...but can your mom recognize you when she hears you on the radio??". There's a lot to be said for that simple statement.
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 01.20.09 @ 23:25pm
teknik - I was not comparing Buckethead to Beck - I was comparing Page to Buckethead. Your comment stated that Page was the greatest in your eyes. And all I am saying is that Page cannot play with Beck. Oage himself has said that Beck is the best.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 03:51am
Ooops - clearly my mind wasn't working well this morning - damn that Jack Daniels.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 05:28am
*being glad i started all this ruckus*
Posted by teknik on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 08:24am
Wow.......this is an interesting piece.
Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 09:14am
Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 09:25am
"I wonder if he is a circus clown gone wild..?"
Posted by teknik on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 10:07am
Posted by teknik on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 10:10am
personally and honestly buckethead aint mah favorite musician but, ya know i gotsa stand by him.
Posted by teknik on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 10:17am
. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.
Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 10:17am
could be he REALLY likes or hates KFC.
Posted by teknik on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 10:19am
Too bad he is all Hollywood Hype.
Posted by Brian on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 13:52pm
Posted by teknik on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 15:51pm
could be he REALLY likes or hates KFC.
Posted by Mike on Friday, 01.30.09 @ 18:30pm
Buckethead song may have strange names but every single one has meaning.
Posted by Mike on Friday, 01.30.09 @ 18:39pm
Hey Mike I never posted that, it was teknik
Posted by Brian on Friday, 01.30.09 @ 18:49pm
Folkz just call him Buckethead!!!!!
Posted by Mike on Friday, 02.13.09 @ 17:37pm
Buckethead deserves to get in for he has worked with many different artists like Les Claypool, and many more. He also plays on ten of the tracks on Guns N Roses new album Chinese Democracy and has writing credits on two of the songs
Posted by Cliffdude on Friday, 05.8.09 @ 17:26pm
K, I'll tell you what. The best Guitarist since hendrix? shouldn't this be... like.. hmm. let's see.. Jimmy Page? and if not him, then Kirk Hammett? and if not him, then Jack White? Cmon people. You are forgetting Jimmy Page, which, by himself, was one of the greatest guitarist of all time. (I'd only rank him below Clapton and Hendrix). And Jack White is amazing, also, and freaking Kirk Hammett! What is wrong with you guys.. I'm still awed and appalled by this argument..
Posted by Calzone on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 18:02pm
Calzone...as I've stated on this site before, I just don't see how anyone can label any single player "the best since..." Hendrix was a great innovator, but was by no means "the greatest ever"...there's just too many great and unique players to label just one "the greatest". I've seen lists where Page has been called the 'best...AND the "worst". It's all subjective, and I've learned a lot from numerous great players over the last 40+ years.
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 05.9.09 @ 18:52pm
Ok i know this is wayy late..
Posted by zoloz on Monday, 11.23.09 @ 17:50pm
well I mean we're talking about 2 diffrent things here, if your talking about the fastest then yes its Buckethead.
Posted by steve on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 23:25pm
Actually, Michael Angelo Batio is probably faster...which doesn't really mean much...
Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 12.23.09 @ 00:35am
Anyone who knows nothing or hardly anything about Buckethead, just leave from here. Jordan was specifically made for Guitar Hero so it was SUPPOSED to be fast. I mean come on, you guys think all he can do is shred, as soon as you say that, a giant sign stamps to your forehead saying DUMB ASS. The mask and Bucket...not a gimmick...his reasons are actually genius, he created his own character...here let me get you quotes from him...:
Posted by Guy on Saturday, 03.6.10 @ 05:23am
"why WOULD you vote buckethead in?"
Posted by bob on Sunday, 03.14.10 @ 15:50pm
He's very fast and very talented...but nowhere CLOSE to being the greatest of all time.
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 03.14.10 @ 16:20pm
Consider the fact that there are players equally as fast who don't trill, hammer on ,fret tap, sweep pick, or use any other gimmick...they pick EVERY note...
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 03.14.10 @ 16:22pm
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Posted by LIL JON on Sunday, 03.14.10 @ 17:24pm
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Posted by piehead on Sunday, 04.11.10 @ 04:40am
Have you ever tried to PLAY any of it? He does a lot of trilling, hammering, tapping, sweep picking, etc...which doesn't mean he's not a great player. My suggestion would be to listen to some of the others I've mentioned...extensively...or better yet, try to actually play their material. Maybe then you'd find out just how much of an exclusive club players deemed "legendary" are in...
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 04.11.10 @ 07:10am
...please don't mention the wide variety of effects and pedals Buckethead uses, though. Some would compare him (unfavorably, I might add) to those old, half talent blues players...most of whom couldn't play with themselves right!
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 04.11.10 @ 07:26am
I don't want to give you the impression that I'm a huge rock-n-roll fan. I like rock-n-roll music as much as anyone, but my musical tastes are pretty varied. Honestly, my favorite guitarists are probably Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Buddy Guy, Pat Metheny (who recently recommended Buckethead on his own website as one of his favorites), and many others. Buckethead wasn't even on my radar until (relatively) recently.
Posted by piehead on Sunday, 04.11.10 @ 14:31pm
<<<Consider the fact that there are players equally as fast who don't trill, hammer on ,fret tap, sweep pick, or use any other gimmick...>>>
Posted by senor coconut on Sunday, 04.11.10 @ 19:13pm
first off without G N R slash would still be doin his little bmx thing whereas buckethead came into the public eye entirely based on his abiities to play any kind of music effortlessly which is why he is on so many recordings.
Posted by negativo on Thursday, 08.5.10 @ 12:51pm
Bucket head is one of the best guitarest in the world atm and for those of u show say he just does mindless shreding and has no heart to his music OBVISLY havnt listen to any of his music except for jordan or guitar hero! go listen to some of his reall songs and u will see what we are talking about!!!
Posted by zer on Thursday, 08.19.10 @ 01:07am
Posted by Mike on Friday, 11.26.10 @ 06:56am
This man is an artist. Some of his stuff sounds like crap, but only because all he does is experiment. I think that shows that he doesn't really care about what the world thinks. Not influential, but by far, the most talented person i've ever seen.
Posted by George on Tuesday, 10.18.11 @ 20:56pm
How sad it is to see how many people here are not recognizing the avant-garde autistic savant genius who even cared about rock music . . . He could have just gone for classical, but no, he actually CARED about ROCK music! An savant! And for all of you guys saying he is just fast . . . Well I listen to Jimi Hendrix, Django Reinhardt, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Paco De Lucia, etc. and I must confess, Buckethead has 10 times more emotion than all of them combined, it's just that you people have the mentality of a 21st century man and Buckethead is way ahead of it. I pity all of you . . .
Posted by Djordje on Saturday, 11.12.11 @ 04:13am
hmm... I'll give you a troll rating of 7/10. You were quite convinving until you said he had 10 times the amount of emotion than all of them combined, that gave you away.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 11.12.11 @ 11:58am
I was a bit sarcastic at that part just to show how much others are over reacting in different direction . . .
Posted by Djordje on Saturday, 11.12.11 @ 17:18pm
If you think Buckethead is a mindless shredder then go listen to his acoustic shards and some of his other work, nearly 30 albums worth. He is far more diverse than guys like Malmsteen. He definitely deserves to be in the R&R hall of fame. And if you think he can't hang with shredders like Malmsteen then go listen to Buckethead's demo album From The Coop and listen to Disebodied Part 1 and 2. Enough said.
Posted by Erwin on Thursday, 12.1.11 @ 15:28pm
As for Hendrix he was a sloppy guitar player, and he couldn't pull off half of what guys like Buckethead, Shawn Lane, Vai, Satch, Jeff Loomis, Gilbert, Petrucci, Impellitteri, Stump, Batio, and on and on.. could play. He was Great FOR HIS TIME and came first therefore he will always be number 1. but technically he'd not even in the top 20 by today's standards.
Posted by Erwin on Thursday, 12.1.11 @ 15:38pm
Those guys are great if you like listening to utter instrument wank.
Posted by GFW on Thursday, 12.1.11 @ 16:23pm
Hendrix wrote great songs, was a true innovator, and (unlike all the guys you mentioned) his playing had soul while they just play numbers.
Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 12.1.11 @ 16:40pm
I'm not too familiar with Buckethead's material. I had the displeasure of screening one of his albums for our college rock station at Mich. State, and found the whole to be just plain creepy... not haunting or spooky like a dark tune that's still beautiful, but creepy like it's hovering over your shoulder and pummeling your soul from behind while you're listening to it. But that's my only experience with him. However, going by what's being said here, it sounds like he's the Harlem Globetrotters to Hendrix's Detroit Pistons. Like the Globetrotters, Buckethead excels primarily in showmanship and razzle-dazzle, parlor tricks, if you will. That's not to say they're not good... Buckethead is a very able musician, just as the Globetrotters are quite skilled athletes, but it's the Pistons/Hendrix players that are the REAL pros, because they play to win titles/make real music, rather than show-off. And yes, Hendrix liked to do antics on stage, just as an NBA player will show off with a flashy slam dunk if he's got the chance, but ultimately, that's not what they're about.
Posted by Philip on Thursday, 12.1.11 @ 20:22pm
No offense Philip but you obviously don't know anything about bucket then. Go listen to live songs like Whitewash, soothsayer, and etc. Listen to albums like a diamond in a rough or Colma. Or Disembodied part 1 and 2 Not to mention that he was with GNR
Posted by Erwin on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 16:25pm
Chalkie: "Hendrix wrote great songs, was a true innovator, and (unlike all the guys you mentioned) his playing had soul while they just play numbers."
Posted by Erwin on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 16:38pm
Bucket deserves it. youtube.com/watch?v=8akmP6Sjv2o
Posted by Erwin on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 16:46pm
Soothsayer live, if this playing doesn't qualify for the R&R Hall of Fame than I honestly don't know what does I'm done with this debate, the video speaks for itself.. youtube.com/watch?v=_Et6BSDMNLY
Posted by Erwin on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 17:15pm
theAMAZINGcool endorses Buckethead since 2004...LOOK it UP !!!
Posted by theAMAZINGcool on Monday, 06.24.13 @ 13:33pm
To stir up something different about Big B, check out Buckethead playing "The Thrill is Gone" on Youtube. It is at a wedding reception and the sound mix is not great, but you can certainly get a feel for his soulful playing. Who else would or could come up with this rendition? Make comments afterwards :-)
Posted by Jiminy C on Wednesday, 09.17.14 @ 12:34pm
Buckethead is awesome period, he stacks up to the best. His biggest problem is he does tend to sound repetitious, especially using track loops. He has SO many albums it's hard to assess his playing unless you focus on the really good ones...like these, which show his true genius:
Posted by NoelM on Saturday, 02.28.15 @ 15:56pm
Buckethead Pike 71 "Celery" makes me cry tears of joy. Takes a minute or three for him to get going but when he does... no mere mortal can play guitar like that. If Clapton is God, then Buckethead is God's Superman.
Posted by M on Tuesday, 01.26.16 @ 13:50pm
P.S. or SuperGod... Well... Whatever... Nevermind....
Posted by M on Tuesday, 01.26.16 @ 13:59pm
There on wikipedia u ll get buckethead's discography....extreme vast variety.260 whatever u could ask for whatever right now..come and debate against him only when u ve heard all of them...what i cn make a guess about comparison in his styles is either satriani or hendrix.....and for the sake of music plz plz dnt compare popularity to work and skills ...its a request to your ideology. please please must listen to these songs project little man, electric sea ,i love my parents, and watching the boats with my dad.
Posted by Hendrixroach on Thursday, 04.14.16 @ 04:46am
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