- A rare shot of the Buckethead species (kentuckyfriedus bucketenius) in its natural environment.
Upbringing: According to his website: "Buckethead was raised in a chicken coop by chickens. And possibly due to the unusual circumstances surrounding his upbringing, he is a very private person."
Theme Park: Buckethead claims to operate his own theme park, at least on the Internet (www.bucketheadland.com) and many of his songs sound like rides at the park.
Weapons Training: Buckethead is surprisingly proficient with nun chucks and often whips them out during his shows. And neither he, nor Napoleon Dynamite, seem to think that this seemingly out-of-place display of martial arts is by any means dorky.
Movie Career: In addition to collaborating with everyone under the sun - from Les Claypool to Bootsy Collins - Buckethead has contributed to film soundtracks including Mortal Kombat. Is that where he honed his nun chucking skills? Possibly.
Dancing skills: He prefers a robot style of pop-and-lock break-dance movements. Is he actually a robot? Research into this query has come back inconclusive. But if you ask us, only a robot could play the sort of sixteenth-note tapping that B-head lays down.
Guns N' Roses: Buckethead played in the 21st century edition of Guns N' Roses before eventually leaving the band in 2004. Rumors say that he left after playing a solo so wicked that it unbraided Axle Rose's cornrows. Rose could not be reached for comment.
We gladly invite you to the Domino Room on Friday to join us in our ongoing search for the truth - or at least the truth about Buckethead.
9pm Friday, March 21. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave, 388-1106. $20/advanced, $23/door. All ages.