Ex-Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Buckethead Confirms His Most Important Guitars Were Stolen


Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Buckethead announced on his official Facebook page that somebody stole his ten most valuable and personal guitars.

Buckethead joined Guns N’ Roses as their lead guitarist in 2000. The group tried to work with him, but his prominent stage persona stopped his association with the group. He wore a chicken bucket on his head and a face mask, which helped him to establish his persona. He did not change his appearance for the GN’R and remained faithful to the persona he created.

After his time with Guns N’ Roses, he worked on different projects for himself and other bands. He was a part of several groups and artists, including Praxis, the Frankenstein Brothers, and Brain. Throughout his career, he has released thirty solo albums.

In a new Facebook post, Buckethead noted that ten of his most valuable guitars were stolen. He added that it was a significant loss for him as he would never be able to replace them. He also asked fans if they could help him find 2 Studio Gibson Les Pauls to start rebuilding his collection.

The musician’s post on his Facebook page about his stolen guitars read:

Ten of the most important guitars of my life were stolen. It’s a tremendous loss. I’ll never really be able to replace them, but I’m looking for anybody who knows of any instruments that come close to these. Hopefully, somebody can help out. I’m trying to get 2 Studio Gibson Les Pauls.”

In 2010, Buckethead began releasing albums under the concept of Buckethead’s fictional park called ‘Buckethead Pikes.’ The albums released under this concept were about half an hour long. He has released 294 mini albums in the ‘Pike Series.’ The musician is constantly working on this series and has toured his music for several years, the last of which was in 2019.