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#1
Dresses the way he does.

We've all heard the one that chickens hurt his face and thats why he wears the mask and he has the remains of dead chickens in the bucket and stuff like that.

I've got my own which i came up with whilst i was watching the crazy bootleg concert which was on the second DVD on Secret recipe.

I think he wears the mask so that only open minded people (open minded towards both music and life in general) who can get past the fact will listen to his music. That kinda separates out the judgmental people and everyone and then everyone who's left gets to bask in his glory so to speak.

K then, now its your turn.
#3
He`s probably black.
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#5
He can wear whatever he likes.

Maybe he's just shy? He refuses to play without a mask and bucket on. Ozzy once prevented him from wearing a mask, so he found some other one and wore that instead.
#6
there is a whole story on his website

+1 to good humor
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#7
He wants to.
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#13
Because he is very shy, Brian needed an alter ego to be on stage, so he created Buckethead.
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Because he's too cool to be human, if we saw his face it would shatter our perception of reality.
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Gimmick?


+1, that would be my guess.
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#19
Because he can. Looking past appearance could be a large part of it, but if I was as well known as he is, I would do that just because I could.
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#21
So he can be weird and musically experimental as Buckethead and normal as Brian Carroll
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He is actually Slash from GnR?


+1

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#23
buckethead is more than one person

he wears the mask so different people can take over his place
duh
buckethead will live forever
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The way he play dude, he doesn't need no gimmicks....
#26
He performed the sacred ritual that gives you insane guitaring skills at the cost of your face.

Seriously though, he probably just wants to live a normal life and not be recognised everywhere he goes.
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#27
slash's tophat anyone? who was that guy who wore a bucket on his head? see were talking about him.

and for those of you who say appearences over music, he probably gets a lot of listeners just because he wears that at first. so no its the other way around
#29
He`s probably black.


hahahahahaha!

I think its to remove the human image because people often just judge the person regardless of his music.
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#30
I like the fact that he isn't himself on stage, and I have no idea what he looks like.

But damn, can he play well....
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#33
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slash's tophat anyone? who was that guy who wore a bucket on his head? see were talking about him.

and for those of you who say appearences over music, he probably gets a lot of listeners just because he wears that at first. so no its the other way around


Yeah but how about the people who say stuff like "He's ***" n' **** just because he wears the damn bucket. I personally heard Jordan before i even saw the dude and it was the song that made me a fan of him.
#34
maybe the bucket is his head? that or hes got stage fright so he created an alterego while eating KFC. David Bowie did it why can't some 7 foot tall bum do it
#36
To the people who seriously think he's Slash (I know most of you are kidding, but believe me I have encountered people who are absolutely convinced he's Slash, so just in case):

Does one man really have time to release four albums in a year, tour solo AND with Velvet Revolver?
#37
Mixture of gimmick and humor.

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#38
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buckethead is more than one person

he wears the mask so different people can take over his place
duh
buckethead will live forever


I have a similar theory. You see if his record company decides "Hey you don't want more money!" They can fire him and get another bucket head. Similar to the original set of Power Rangers getting fired because they were never seen and they wanted more money. America was the best thing to happen to Power Ranger's actors.
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#39
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I have a similar theory. You see if his record company decides "Hey you don't want more money!" They can fire him and get another bucket head. Similar to the original set of Power Rangers getting fired because they were never seen and they wanted more money. America was the best thing to happen to Power Ranger's actors.



Yeah but
a) no one can play the S*** buckethead does, well playing might be one thing but coming up with songs is another.
b) he could go indy and start his own label
#40
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The way he play dude, he doesn't need no gimmicks....


Pfft, I sure as hell wouldn't listen to him if he didn't obviously dress for attention....

Note: Well ****, I don't listen to him anyways!
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