Buckethead Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Buckethead Net Worth 2020 – Brian Patrick Carroll known professionally as Buckethead, is an American multi-instrumentalist musician who has received critical acclaim for his innovative electric guitar playing.
Brian Patrick Carroll was born on May 13, 1969 to Tom (died 2014) and Nancy Carroll (died 2013) and is the youngest of five siblings along with Lynn, Lisa, Lori, and John.
His father was the Athletic Director at Damien High School from 1973 until his retirement in 2013. Carroll grew up in a Southern California suburb not far from Disneyland.
In his youth, he was an introverted child and spent most of his time in his room, which was filled with comic books, games, martial-arts movie memorabilia, and toys. He also spent a lot of time at Disneyland.
Carroll began playing guitar at the age of 12. He learned how to play from an elderly man who lived down the road, who died before Carroll moved.
He had been quoted as saying, however, that he did not become serious until a year later when he moved from Huntington Beach, California to Claremont.
His playing began improving by taking private lessons from various teachers at a local music store. His early teachers included Max McGuire, Johnny Fortune, Mark Hammond, Pebber Brown, Joey Tafolla and Paul Gilbert.
Buckethead played a tribute to all his early teachers when the Deli Creeps played a show at Styles Music’s 25th anniversary. He then began making demo recordings of both his playing as well as his writing styles, which would later be released in 2007–2008.
The Buckethead persona came to be when Carroll saw the 1988 horror movie Halloween 4 and was inspired by the film. He went out right after seeing it and bought a Michael Myers-like white mask. The bucket idea came later that night while eating chicken
In 1988 after leaving the band Class-X, Carroll entered a song called “Brazos” into a Guitar Player magazine contest.
In the same year, the magazine’s editor, Jas Obrecht, came to know of Buckethead when Carroll and his parents left a demo recording at the magazine’s reception desk for Obrecht.
Impressed with this demo, he rushed into the restaurant where Buckethead and his parents were having lunch and encouraged him to make the most of his talent.
They soon became friends. In 1989 a song called “Soowee” by Buckethead got honorable mention in another song contest. In 1991, Buckethead moved into Obrecht’s basement.
The song “Brazos” was eventually released on the 1991 demo tape of his band Deli Creeps, titled “Tribal Rites,” and again as bonus material in Buckethead’s Secret RecipeDVD in 2006. Luke Sacco was his teacher.
In 1991 Buckethead contributed to Derek Bailey’s Company project alongside, among others, John Zorn and Alexander Bălănescu, resulting in a triple album called Company 91.
After his first two demo tapes, called Giant Robot and Bucketheadland Blueprints, Buckethead released Bucketheadland on John Zorn’s Japanese Avant record label in 1992.
Though available only as a pricey import, the record received positive reviews and earned some attention.
At about this time, Buckethead fell into the orbit of prolific bassist/producer Bill Laswell, himself an occasional Zorn collaborator; Buckethead (as a performer, producer, or composer) was introduced to Laswell with the help of Limbomaniacs drummer Bryan “Brain” Mantia, who gave Laswell a video of Buckethead playing in his room
Buckethead has released more than 90 studio albums and has also appeared on 50 more albums by other artists. Buckethead plays guitar and his styles have included progressive metal, blues, jazz, funk, bluegrass, and more.
His signature look includes wearing a bucket from KFC on his head which features an orange bumper sticker that says FUNERAL, and a plain white mask. He was voted #8 in GuitarOne magazine’s Top 10 Fastest Guitar Shredders of All Time.
He was also included on Guitar World’s 25 all-time weirdest guitarists list. From 2000 to 2004 he played guitar for Guns N’ Roses. He recorded on their long sought album Chinese Democracy and toured with the band in 2001 and 2002.
He has also played with Bootsy Collins, Iggy Pop, Les Claypool, Serf Tankian, and Bassnectar. He currently plays with Frankenstein Brothers, Viggo Mortensen, Travis Dickerson, and Brain. In 2013 alone, Buckethead released 30 studio albums.
As of current update 2020, Buckethead is an American musician who has a net worth of $10 million. With such a fascinating career, Buckethead had over 300 solo albums released on his name.