Buckethead (c. May 13, 1969), born Brian Carroll, is an American guitarist and composer.
He is a prolific composer, having released 38 solo albums and performed on over 50 more. He has also made a guest appearance on 44 different albums from various artists. His music spans across diverse areas such as thrash metal, funk, electronica, jazz, bluegrass and avant-garde music.
Whilst performing, he wears a KFC bucket on his head and a white plastic mask similar to that of Michael Myers . He was inspired to wear both items on the night he watched Halloween 4.