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Guitarist, Buckethead, Leaves Guns N Roses

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Guitarist Buckethead has officially left GUNS N' ROSES. According to MTV.com, Buckethead became fed up with GUNS' inability to complete an album or tour and stopped working the group late last year, his manager said.

Although Buckethead appeared on the green carpet at the Grammy Awards last month and was introduced by PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC bassist Bootsy Collins as a member of GUNS N' ROSES, he had already told GUNS frontman Axl Rose he no longer wanted to be in the band, the manager told MTV.com.

The guitarist will now focus on numerous projects, including two solo albums — "Population Overdrive" and "Cuckoo Clocks of Hell" — which are due this summer.

GUNS N' ROSES are scheduled to headline the Rock in Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 30. It is unclear whether the band will have a new guitarist by then. GUNS N' ROSES' label would not comment on Buckethead's departure, according to MTV.com.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Abcdefg writes:

i thought GnR broke up...

# Mar 17, 2004 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. MeTal_Razor writes:

Poor Axl. The guy never gets any luck. Plan of action, Axl, get on yer knees and start beggin' Slash to come back. He lost a lot of fans when he started that Velvet Revolver crap. Boy are they crap.

# Mar 17, 2004 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. niki writes:

buckethead (or any other musician who refused to work with axl) is justified. axl cannot live on past glories alone. new materail would be highly welcome, but if they are anything like that crappy 'oh my god', take a vaccation. don't bother coming back. we'd rather settle for a 100th spin of 'Appetite'.

# Mar 18, 2004 @ 2:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. pooploser writes:

whats the name of bucketheads other band?

# Mar 18, 2004 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Dr.Fetus writes:

Buckethead is the sh**, Axl needs to realize that a burned out rockstar cannot afford to burn bridges with talented musicians who could help him...he looked stupid with braids and a football jersey,and the albun name "The Chinese Conspiracy" is god-awful...(come on Axl get off the smack,dont be a childhood star and blow your cash) get your sh** together and rock us..bring back the other guys..

# Mar 19, 2004 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. jani bin neil writes:

its too f***n bad about bucket head +gnr , i wish he would just drop the album,i don't think i would bothrer to see em now , to many new faces,... he should just get michael angleo batio as a guitarist , or pual gilbert. i really don't care for the rest of his new band i think they lack not musically but there persona's don't fit gnr

# Mar 20, 2004 @ 3:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Bones writes:

I think the album (Which has been due for how many years now?) name was "Chinese Democracy", actually. Which is supposed to be funny because China is actually Communist? I don't know.

# Mar 20, 2004 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Declan writes:

Bring SLASH back!

# Mar 20, 2004 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Lude writes:

Oh my god...that f***ing Axl is still alive?Can`t believe that he`s trying to resurrect Gun`s`Roses,the sickest Poser-Hard-Rock-Band ever.PLEASE don`t treat us again with that nervous bullsh**...and a big stab into Slash`s butt....he was and will be never able to play only one good riff.So....let the Dead be dead!!!

# Mar 21, 2004 @ 4:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Mr_3 writes:

The original GNR were and still are the only band with ballz that could actually write a fukkin tune. Apetite has yet to be bettered. If Axl gets his act together he could put an end to this one-chord-bullsh** the hoody wearin kiddy moshers keep in fukkin circulation.

# Mar 21, 2004 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Bud Stones writes:

good for buckethead. i'm sick of axl's sh**, too. i was at the first concert of last years tour in vancouver where they never showed up for the show and there was a huge riot. axl should stop pissing off his fans...what a d***

# Mar 22, 2004 @ 9:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. LiTsA writes:

I thought GnR broke up too. Axl's a d***...what the f*** was wrong with him playin a couple more songs in Toronto...but nooooo he had to go start riots cuz he was a little p***y about it and "couldnt" even though Hetfield got his arm burnt from pyrotechnics. YOU SUCK AXL

# Mar 23, 2004 @ 7:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. ab writes:

i dont care what anyone says, the new gnr fcuking sucks. and any real rocker would know that. the best is the original lineup, and now velvet revolver is gonna rock. axl sucks. hes soo fcuking old and he cant sing for sh**. buckethead is a dumb wana be guitarist. axl is a dumb p***y.

# Mar 24, 2004 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. caroline de fatima lopes teixeira writes:

caras vcs sao d+ ,eu amo vcs,e o meu sonho e conhecer vcs ,eu preciso de vcs,de te verem me manda dois ingressos pra mim ir ao rock in rio em lisboa,meu tel e ;88273463.sou do brazil ,mg ,belo horizonte ,bairro venda nova ,rua josue martins de sousa 380 .amo vcssssssssssssssssssssssss

# Mar 27, 2004 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Andy writes:

Velvet Revolver are deffinately gonna be rocking in the future... I mean look at their line up for gods sake. And to that f***ing prick who was saying Slash could only play one good rift (or whatever he said - i couldn't understand because his english was so damn sh**), you need to actually look to the masters of rock not some p***y boyband. Slash for ever!

# Mar 29, 2004 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Starla writes:

For God' s sake, will someone tell Ass-ole to stop acting like himself and get a f**** grip.
he should be ashamed of himself for sticking the GNR label on this rat-pack new line-up, as if he could trick us into buying this stuff for Guns n' roses.
Bring Slash back (whoever said he is crap should get his head out of his a$$ and actually use his ears).

# Mar 31, 2004 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Slaxel writes:

you guys suck! Suck my f***ing d***!!! f***n idiots!!!
Chinese Democracy will f***ing rock your brains out!! And there is no rock without Axl, There is no rockstar without Axl!!!

so f*** you all!!

# Mar 31, 2004 @ 10:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. crackhead writes:

F*** axl , I talked to Brain at the house of blues a couple of months ago when i saw Giant Robot play . I asked him whats up with Guns n Roses and he said F**** Axl, that idiot never goes to rehearsel or practices and if he does he is always drunk. Brain said that Buckethead is tired of him and that it soon was going to be over.Buckethead is a crazy guitarists with amazing skills he has done lots of albums. Slash is not as good or even close to Buckethead.

# Mar 31, 2004 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. inabiffywithbuckethead writes:

i met buckethead last night at Particle in minneapolis. the guy rocks~
i was in a biffy with him and a friend- it was hilarious!

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. BrUjA writes:

Axl should just quit.....he's trying to keep alive what died along time ago...

# Apr 3, 2004 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Danilo GUNS N ROSES da silva writes:

the SLASH is the music soul of original GUNS N ROSES

come in back SLASH

# Apr 4, 2004 @ 11:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Danilo GUNS N ROSES da silva writes:

the SLASH is the music soul of original GUNS N ROSES

come in back SLASH

# Apr 4, 2004 @ 11:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Roxy writes:

Whay can Axl get to gether this Bad English they long time ago thery hard rool

# Apr 4, 2004 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. bonescraper writes:

i never really got in to gnr, but if axl wants to bring his band back he needs to kiss up to not only slash, but izzy, matt, and duff as well. it needs to be the original line up. look at duran duran, (this is just an example) they realized that if they released another album with only 2 original members than they would make another sh** album. they needed the full line up agian and did it work? yes, they are in the studio making a new album and touring and selling out show and getting some sweet a$$ duranie p***y.

axl needs to get this band back together right before its too late.

# Apr 5, 2004 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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