Frequently Asked Questions about Buckethead


Q: Is Buckethead Paul Gilbert?
A: Buckethead is not Paul Gilbert, Shawn Lane, Steve Vai, Slash, or anyone else other than himself.

Q: What's Buckethead's real name?
A: What's not real about the name Buckethead?

Q: How tall is Buckethead?
A: Iggy Pop says that he's 6'6".

Q: Who has influenced Buckethead's guitar playing?
A: Paul Gilbert, Shawn Lane, Yngwie Malmsteen, Angus Young, Randy Rhoades, Danny Gatton, Albert Lee...

Q: Where does Buckethead find inspiration?
A: In the things he loves. Disneyland, Giant Robot, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, horror movies, video games...

Q: Who are some of the artists that Buckethead has worked with?
A: There's some information about some of those people here

Q: If I order merchandise from Buckethead's Toy Store at Bucketheadland how long will it take to arrive?
A: Please allow at least 6-8 weeks or longer for delivery.

Q: Are the Giant Robot and Giant Robot NTT CD's the same thing?
A: No, they're completely different works. Also, Giant Robot is easy to find, and NTT is out of print.

Q: Has the Buckethead Plays Disney CD been released?
A: No. When it is, it will be added to the discography on this site, and I'll throw a big party. You're all invited.

Q: Who is Death Cube K?
A: Death Cube K is an anagram for Buckethead.

Q: Is Buckethead out of GNR?
A: According to Travis Dickerson, if he's out of GNR he can always buy more.

Q: What's this Girl Park Cigarette Machine CD I keep hearing about?
A: It's not our Buckethead.

Q: What's the name of that chicken pickin' song Buckethead played at Rock in Rio?
A: That's called "Hog Bitch Stomp", and it's from Giant Robot NTT.

Q: How can I send fan mail to Buckethead?
A: Bucketheadland 915-C West Foothill Blvd. Suite 545 Claremont, CA 91711