Bucketed has performed on more than 90 albums, both solo and in collaboration with many other artists. Bucketed was born Brian Patrick Carroll in 1969. Brian began playing the guitar at the age of twelve. He had stated in an interview with Guitar Magazine in 1996, “l did not become serious until the following summer when I moved to Claremont from Huntington Beach, CA. My playing improved with lessons from various teachers, most notably, Paul Gilbert, with whom I studied for over a year. (Guitar Magazine 1996) Brain’s solo career (as Bucketed) officially began in 1988 when he entered a song called “Bravos” into a contest for Guitar Player magazine. The song was was placed in second, but received high praise among the editors: “An astonishingly killed guitarist and bassist, he demonstrates post-Paul Gilbert speed and accuracy filtered through very kinky harmonic sensibilities. His psychotropic, demonic edge is very, very far removed from the click©s of classical metal and rock.
A real talent to watch, also known as ‘Bucketed. ‘ ” (Guitar Player magazine 1988) In 1989, he entered a second contest a year later with a song called “Choose” and came out with the same result. Later that year, Bucketed formed his very own band called the Deli Creeps and played lead guitar for the group. But the band proved to be unsuccessful throughout he ‘ass as they’ve recorded two demo tapes, but could not find a record label to sign with. However, in 2005, they were able to release their first and only album, Dawn of the Deli Creeps.
Other musical projects that Bucketed was involved with include Praxis and various movie soundtracks. Brain’s solo career also continued throughout the ‘ass, not Just as Bucketed, but also as another character, Death Cube K. “Many believe, however, that Death Cube K is a separate entity that looks like a photographic negative version of Bucketed with a ‘black chrome mask, like Dearth Evader. ‘ This apparition haunts Bucketed and appears in his nightmares. ” (“Bucketed FAQ v 1. 01’) Brian has only released six albums as Death Cube K.
And after releasing two solo demo tapes, Bucketed released his very first official studio album in 1992 entitled Backhandedly, a second album in 1994 called Giant Robot, and third in 1998 Calm, dedicated to his mother who was sick with colon cancer at the time. By the time the New Millennia came around, Bucketed became a nation-wide sensation in the underground music scene. In 1999, Bucketed collaborated with world renowned bassist Less Calypso to record Buckwheat’s currently best selling album to date, Monster and Robots.
In the year 2000, Brian Carroll received the chance of a lifetime to play guitar for one of the most famous bands in the world, Guns n’ Roses. Of course, he still kept the mask and the bucket as he is a very shy Chinese Democracy. During the time that he was with Guns n’ Roses, he kept the momentum going with his own career by still releasing solo albums and working with his other side projects. Four years after Joining them, Brian sparked a little bit of controversy with Guns n’ Roses, especially with Axle, by leaving the band “because of Guns’ inability to complete n album or tour. ( “Buckwheat’s Hand Puppet Says Goodbye To Guns N’ Roses”) Since that time, Buckwheat’s popularity in the independent scene grew steadily. It grew even more so when the popular 2006 video game Guitar Hero II launched, with Buckwheat’s “Jordan” being a playable song. Forty-seven studio albums, four special releases, one extended play and fifty-plus recordings with other artists. Brian Carroll continues to inspire today’s youth with the Bucketed character by constantly releasing new albums every single year. There is no end in sight for the ever expanding musical career of Bucketed.