Showing posts with label Michael Jackson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michael Jackson. Show all posts

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Guns N' Roses & Buckethead

Guns N' Roses Axl Rose & Buckethead.
Buckethead was Guns N' Roses lead guitarist 
from 2000 to 2004.

Buckethead during his tenure in Guns N' Roses.

As you will discover in the following videos and articles, Buckethead seems to be a weirdo and a basket case 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

As the legend goes, Buckethead insisted on the contract signing happens at Disney in the Haunted Mansion. Buckethead was in full costume and would only talk to the lawyers from Sony via Herbie (his disembodied head puppet). 

Buckethead's weird as Hell, but he's also self aware of how his gimmick is perceived. Remember how Michael Jackson used to leak fake stories about buying the skeleton of the Elephant Man and stuff like that to keep up the Wacko Jacko persona? Well, it's no coincidence that Bucket is a massive Michael Jackson fan.

Buckethead also has weird recording habits that scandalized Axl Rose.

Slash vs Buckethead
Who is the best Guns N' Roses lead guitarist?

In an article Buckethead wrote in 2008, he claiming to be 100% focused on Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy, four years after his departure from Guns N' Roses.

Interesting related links:'_Roses_and_other_projects

Michael Jackson long story with Heavy Metal guitarists

Michael Jackson was never affraid to think outside the box and always afforded the best musicians money can buy. And it happens that some of the very best lead guitarists are Heavy Metal guitarists. 

Michael Jackson heavy metal guitarist Eddie Van Halen.
Eddie Van Halen

Michael Jackson lead guitarist Steve Stevens.
Steve Stevens, Billy Idol guitarist.

Michael Jackson guitarist Jennifer Batten.
Michael Jackson guitarist Jennifer Batten.

Michael Jackson guitarist Slash.
Slash of Guns N' Roses.

Michael Jackson guitarist Orianthi.
Orianthi, Alice Cooper guitarist

Another thing that is worth mentioning. Michael Jackson didn't instill a dress code for the badass Heavy Metal guitarists he employed. As you can see in the contrast in fashion style. Leather, studs, denin, flannel, big hair... Slash could even smoke cigarettes on the stage!

Michael Jackson and Buckethead.
Guitar Hero Buckethead and one of his heroes, Michael Jackson.

Given some time, if Michael Jackson was alive today. The weird looking Buckethead (Guns N' Roses lead guitarist 2000-2004) would certainly have played for him. Plus, Buckethead is a lifelong Michael Jackson fan.

Here below is a rather silly video illustrating the correlation between Buckethead and Michael Jackson.