Buckethead (or sometimes Death Cube K ), his real name Brian Patrick Carroll (born May 13, 1969), is a guitarist and American composer. Buckethead always appears masked and carries an overturned cardboard bucket on his head, from where he gets his stage name. He rarely leaves home and avoids exposing himself in public. He answers the interviews via a puppet named Herbie>. His musical style is very varied and oscillates between progressive metal, funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, ambient, and avant-garde music. Buckethead is famous for wearing a KFC brand bucket on its head. He incorporates nunchaku and dance elements of the robot during his performances on stage >>>.
Instrumentalist, Buckethead is very well received by the specialized press for his electric guitar playing, and considered as one of the most innovative guitarists. Buckethead Named 8th World's Fastest Shredder by GuitarOne Magazine in 2003 >>>
Brian Carroll started playing the guitar around the age of twelve. In the 1980s, he moved with his family to Claremont, California. His guitar apprenticeship continues alongside teachers he meets at Styles Music, a music store in Pomona, Los Angeles County. In addition, Carroll receives the teachings of Paul Gilbert, former guitarist of the Racer X and Mr. Big bands, for a year. At this time, Brian Carroll is evolving (openly) in the Class-X group. He plays mainly covers.
A fan of basketball and horror movies, Brian Carroll seems to be a teenager like any other. To overcome his shyness on stage, he creates the character of Buckethead: a mask, inspired by the Halloween series of director John Carpenter and a bucket he returns to his head. The idea of the bucket comes to him while he is having lunch in a restaurant of the KFC chain; chicken pieces are served in a cardboard bucket>.