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Born Brian Patrick Carroll on the 13th May 1969, in Los Angeles, California USA, he is a guitarist known professionally as Buckethead, who has so far released 300 solo albums, worked with numerous artists, and contributed music for films soundtracks as well.
Have you ever wondered how rich Buckethead is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Buckethead’s net worth is as high as $8 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry, which has been active since the late ‘80s. Aside from success as a musician, Buckethead has built his popularity on his appearance, as he wears a KFC bucket on his head with an orange bumper sticker that reads FUNERAL, and also wears a mask, inspired by the horror film character Michael Myers of the “Halloween” franchise.
Buckethead Net Worth $8 Million
Buckethead is the youngest child of five, born to Tom Carroll and his wife Nancy. Growing up he was an introvert, mostly spending time by himself in his room, reading comic books and playing with other toys. When he was 12 years old, he picked up a guitar for the first time and was taught the basics by “an old man who lived down the street” – literally – from Buckethead’s home. He and his family moved to Claremont, and there, he took guitar lessons from various private teachers visiting a local music store, including Paul Gilbert.
His professional career started in 1987 when he joined the band Class-X, but which soon fell apart. He was then a part of several bands, including Limbomaniacs, Deli Creeps and Praxis, before he released his first solo album, entitled “Bucketheadland”, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s, that he started releasing several albums per year. Also, he became known for his “Pike” albums, of which he now has 272. His last non-Pike album came out in 2012, entitled “Electric Sea”, his 35th studio album. He is now working on his 36th non-Pike album, which will be out in October 2017. Aside from recording albums, the sales of which increased his wealth, Buckethead has toured extensively but took a break from touring between 2011 and 2016 to focus more on his recordings.
Buckethead has also worked with numerous groups and artists, including Cobra Strike (1999-2000), then Viggo Mortensen, firstly in 1999 on Mortensen’s albums “One Man’s Meat” and “The Other Parade”, then from 2003 until 2005 and again from 2008 until 2013, He was a part of Guns N’ Roses from 2000 to 2004 on their tour The Chinese Democracy, and most recently worked with Lawson Rollins in 2011 on his album “Elevation”.
His music covers many genres from progressive rock to heavy metal and J-pop, but he has also used his talents to create music for films; some of his credits include music for “Mortal Kombat” (1995), then “The Weather Underground” (2002), and for the video game “Twisted Metal” in 2012.
Thanks to his skills, Buckethead has received numerous honors, including being named as eighth in the Top 10 Fastest Guitar Shredders of All Time by the Guitar One magazine, and was listed in the 25 all-time weirdest guitarists and 50 fastest guitarists of all time by Guitar World magazine.
Regarding his personal life, little is known about Buckethead’s life, as he tends to keep the most intimate details of his life hidden from the public eyes. although there are rumours that he is “married with kids”. He has been primarily focused on his musical career.
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Date Of Birth||May 13, 1969|
|Place Of Birth||Huntington Beach, California, United States|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.918 m)|
|Profession||Drummer, Songwriter, Musician, Bassist, Guitarist, Film Score Composer|
|Parents||Nancy Carroll, Tom Carroll|
|Siblings||Lori Carroll, Lisa Carroll, Lynn Carroll, John Carroll|
|Nicknames||Death Cube K , Brian Carroll , Brian Patrick Carroll , Big B|
|Music Groups||Guns N' Roses (2000 – 2004), Deli Creeps|
|Nominations||Fénix Film Award for Best Original Score|
|Movies||Young Buckethead Vol. 1, Wave Twisters, Anxious Animation, Buckethead: Secret Recipe|
|4||KFC bucket (on head)|
|1||For director John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001) soundtrack, music producer Bruce Robb called upon Guns N' Roses guitarists Buckethead and 'Robin Finck', along with some other famous rock musician friends - legendary metal guitar player Steve Vai, Anthrax and Elliot Easton (formerly of The Cars. The results yielded an award-winning soundtrack, and Buckethead can been seen in the DVD behind-the-scenes bonus feature filmed while recording in Robb's Cherokee Studios.|
|2||Has a keen interest in Japanese culture.|
|3||Has a band with Bill Moseley called "CornBugs".|
|4||Has released several solo albums, as Buckethead and Death Cube K.|
|5||Has played with the following bands: Praxis, Guns N' Roses, 'Michael Kamen', Deli Creeps, Iggy Pop.|
|6||"Death Cube K" is an anagram for Buckethead. This was also his alter-ego name for one of his solo albums.|
|7||Is adept in Karate.|
|8||Guitar influences are Angus Young, Yngwie Malmsteen and Randy Rhoads.|
|9||Appointed by Axl Rose as a new guitarist of the revamped Guns N' Roses.|
|Twisted Metal||2012||Video Game "Ready To Die"|
|Guitar Hero II||2006||Video Game performer: "JORDAN" / writer: "JORDAN"|
|My Name Is Earl||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006|
|The Longest Yard||2005||"Jack and the Ripper"|
|The Weather Underground||2002||Documentary performer: "Knockin' Gun"|
|Venin mortel||1996||Short writer: "BLAST/WAR MACHINE DUB"|
|Mortal Kombat||1995||writer: "Goro Vs. Art"|
|Johnny Mnemonic||1995||performer: "I LOVE MY PARENTS" / writer: "I LOVE MY PARENTS"|
|Tenfold Path: Worst Drum Instructional Ever||2008||Video music written and performed by|
|Blanca & Negro||2005||Short|
|Flesh for the Beast||2003|
|X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse||2001||Video Game musician: various guitar loops and licks|
|Ghosts of Mars||2001||composer: guitar score|
|Mortal Kombat||1995||composer: guitar score|
|Last Action Hero||1993||featured musician|
|Tenfold Path: Worst Drum Instructional Ever||2008||Video||Buckethead|
|We're Not Alone||2015||inspirational thanks|
|American Music: Off the Record||2008||Documentary||Himself|
|MTV Video Music Awards 2002||2002||TV Special||Himself - Performer (as Guns N' Roses)|
|Scoring Ghosts of Mars||2001||Video documentary short||Himself|
|We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll||2001||Documentary||Himself|
|Guns N' Roses: Rock in Rio III||2001||TV Special|
|2014||Premio Fénix||Premios Fénix (Fenix Film Awards)||Best Music||Jauja (2014)|
|2004||Chainsaw Award||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best Score||Flesh for the Beast (2003)|