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Surprisingly, it seems like Buckethead does wear a real KFC bucket. Based on photo evidence, he's able to manage to keep a bucket for years. By looking through a timeline of live events, you see the kind of wear that would be expected of a standard cardboard bucket (even if that wear is slower than anticipated). 1999 Let's start with this picture of ...


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It's important to remember that Buckethead is a persona. The closest to an "official" biography I could find for Buckethead says: First of all you gotta understand Buckethead grew up real lonely on that farm. ... He figured no one understood him. The only thing they understood about him was how to treat him bad. To this very day, believe it or not,...


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Apparently after this question was posted Buckethead announced tour dates for April to June 2016. In the linked article, it says about Buckethead that: Since he stopped touring, he’s released a staggering 224 albums as part of his long-running Pikes series, including an unfathomable 118 last year alone. Though it's not an official explanation, I could ...


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Recently discovered this today, Buckethead may wear this sticker due to the punk band known as "Dead Kennedys". In the music video entitled Holiday in Cambodia, the bassist can be seen with a funeral sticker slapped straight onto his bass guitar just like Big B's.


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Well I don't have an explanation for the FUNERAL sticker other than what has already been posted on this thread - i.e. just part of the Buckethead persona and the common themes of chickens, slunks, robots and monsters on his albums and website (Bucketheadland.com). This explanation for persona, bucket and mask appeared in an interview published in Guitar ...


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Well what I think the reason is his persona is a person that thinks he's a chicken and cares for them like family,and the other reason is that KFC kills thousands of chickens and he says it's a 'funeral' to them, hope this helps :D


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