So I downloaded some of those sneaky releases of supposed Chinese Democracy songs. Inc Madagascar and a funny acoustic one about drugs (possibly a cover?) ne ways there sounds like Axl has something worthwhile to say in there… the downloads were mostly live bootlegs so quality was poor and there was no context to as if the songs where finished or whatever…
And so curiosity piqued (is that the right word) I downloaded some Buckethead. For at one stage he was supposed to be the new Slash. Fuck me this guy is a legend in his own lunch hour. I can see why Mr Rose was keen to have this slinger on board. From what I've heard it's a true shame these two couldn't establish a proper partnership.
Go listen to Buckethead's Nottingham Lace on Buckethead Land Vol2. It's a lesson in shredding and while listening I thought, fuck yeah, Axel could have sang over this guy no wukken furries.
If this Asian Liberty project ever comes about the first thing I'll be listening for is to see if any Buckethead lives. I'm more of a the bucket is half full than empty kind of guy, so I hope so…..
To round off here is a quote from Ozzy Ozzborne via wikipedia about the lad
"I tried out that Buckethead guy. I met with him and asked him to work with me but only if he got rid of the fucking bucket. So I came back a bit later and he's wearing this green fucking Martian's-hat thing! I said, 'Look, just be yourself'. He told me his name was Brian, so I said that's what I'd call him. He says, 'No one calls me Brian except my mother'. So I said, 'Pretend I'm your mum then!'. I haven't even got out of the room and I'm already playing fucking mind games with the guy. What happens if one day he's gone and there's a note saying, 'I've been beamed up'? Don't get me wrong, he's a great player. He plays like a motherfucker!"