You know his name as being one of the many musicians to have worked with Axl Rose in the configuration he calls Guns ‘N Rosesin the guitar department and if you were not aware of this outside of that, please note that he has also appeared on over 50 other albums and issued 34 of his own. Whew. That is one hell of a resume without question. With all the excitement generating around this show I had to say that I was very interested in seeing what was going to go on and you can learn my observations and enjoy all of the photos by clicking the logo below. It will take you to the main PiercingMetal.com site. Then come on back and see some of the other stuff we posted for your viewing pleasure.
Here’s a quick shot of the venue marquee. Though I didn’t take a photo of the crowd as they were coming in, I can tell you that they were lined up almost to Broadway and that is pretty cool to see. Kudos to Buckethead for bringing in that many axe slinging fans.
There was a few pieces of merchandise available for sale, but not a whole lot of Buckethead albums and instead there seemed to be more stuff for the opener Wolff and Tuba.
You might have noticed the show posters for the gigs at B.B. King’s over the last few years and if you didn’t its high time to start paying attention. They are often rather nice and something worth trying to get your hands on for collector’s purposes. They even have smaller ones that announce the shows and these are superb for artist signatures if there is a signing going on or you run into them as they head on back home. I’ve seen it done by many fans in the past so get on point. Don’t miss out.
Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the onstage tech that Buckethead employs. It helps him do some of the amazing things he does with sound a little bit easier. That’s a lot of effects eh?
I was not really able to get any of the sneak peak backstage kind of stuff that I sometimes am lucky enough to be sharing with you because Buckethead keeps a very private off stage time and is a man of apparently very few words if the show was any sign of it. I did find something that was happening on the side of the performance interesting though and that was the screening of the movie “Giant Robot” which I must admit is actually called “Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot”.
I had to check with an expert on why Buckethead was showing this, and El Buncho mentioned how the musician was a huge fan of the show and often played the “Giant Robot” theme song during his gigs. He did not do that this evening which was a shame. Anyways, I took a couple of quick shots of the screens for good measure.
I’ve not seen this film in decades and I am not too sure its available on DVD in my particular region but there are very likely many clips on YouTube.com that will let you enjoy the entire film. I highly recommend it.
It’s a little violent when one considers its vintage but oh well, there are far worse things being shown on conventional television nowadays. Check it out and also check out some of the many releases by Buckethead.