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Buckethead Diagnosed with Chronic Heart Problem, Says "I Could Be Gone Tomorrow"

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by adamsappel, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. adamsappel

    adamsappel Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Jun 8, 2008

    More at the link. I primarily know Buckethead by reputation, but I think anyone regardless of musical tastes would acknowledge he is a master of the instrument. It's sad to think such a phenomenal talent could be gone at any time.
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  2. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Holic

    May 29, 2016
    Yeah that is sad news. I can't say his music speaks to me, but the guy can certainly play!

  3. Jules78

    Jules78 Tele-Holic

    Dec 12, 2016
    Northern VA
    Hes a genius. I dont love all of his music, but this one is hard not to like:

  4. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2006
    I don't know, but he's never been on my bucket list.
    hope his chronic heart problem is not related to wearing buckets too often.
    if he does leave us because of that (which I don't wish upone anyone) , he's really kicked the bucket.

  5. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Pretty good, but he needs to lay off the facial expression at all....

    (yes, I know it's a mask :) )

  6. speedy mcfeely

    speedy mcfeely Tele-Meister

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chico Ca
    That's too bad. I would hate to not be able to live my life like I want to because of a genetic health issue.
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  7. rich815

    rich815 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 22, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I have tix to see him next month! Am so looking forward to it. I love his playing. Electric Tears! Colma! Great music! I hope he's ok. And no not for my own selfish reasons...

  8. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    I'm not a fan of this form of music...but I can appreciate that he has an immense amount of technical ability. I am sorry that he is dealing with an issue such as this.

    I was going to say that it might be related to all the chicken he ate to get new headgear, but it sounds genetic rather than lifestyle-related, so that would be both inaccurate and unkind.
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  9. Cheap Trills

    Cheap Trills Tele-Meister

    May 11, 2016
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'm a big fan even though I'm not into most shred/metal. I like to listen to his laid back albums while driving- Colma and Electric Tears-- would highly recommend them. I respect that he never broke character even when doing so would have helped him become more mainstream, and also just the sheer throughput of music he produced... I've read that he's released hundreds? He's a true and prolific artist. Sad news.
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  10. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Good luck, Buckethead.
    A dear friend of mine (my age) has this problem, too.

  11. rich815

    rich815 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 22, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    His style varies so widely it's hard to nail him down to a single "form of music". But for what he's most famous for (shredding, i.e. Soothsayer) most think of him that way, but he's way way more than that and has a lot of music very different than Soothsayer shredding. In fact Soothsayer is pretty much the only shredding type recording of his I like.

  12. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    I caught him at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philly. Very enjoyable. One of my go hear live, but have no records of , performers. Hope he gets better.

  13. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    I hate to hear that.
    I agree with you about his Talent as a Guitarist. Not too many people come our way with that kind of Ability.

    Hope he gets it straightened-out.
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  14. Sounds Good

    Sounds Good Tele-Holic

    Oct 2, 2017
    Luton UK
    Sorry to hear this news i hope he gets better as well, I was always abit envious of his long fingers and how he can stretch so easy.

  15. Area51

    Area51 Tele-Meister

    Nov 4, 2016
    New Mexico

    Great albums, I'll add in Population Override.

    You always hate to hear of someone his age having problems like this.
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