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Poor fella! Hope he gets better. He sounds pretty depressed

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Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Buckethead opened up about a serious heart condition he has in a new Coming Alive Podcast interview. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.

“Well really recently, I have a heart problem where my heart beats out of rhythm. It’s been doing it for a long time, but recently it just really kicked up and became really intense. I really didn’t know what was going on, I just tried to deal with it, and let it do what it did, and eventually it would stop, but it got really intense so I went to the doctor and they said, ‘You’re on the verge of having a stroke.’ I’m like, ‘Wow.’ Because I felt so good prior to having it, I was doing pretty well and everything.

They suggested I had a thing called an ablasion, they go in and freeze your heart. It’s supposed to do something with the nerves, because they said my heart was fine, but it could be a genetic thing, they didn’t really know. I had that procedure, and it didn’t really stop it, and I’m still dealing with it. I take medication, which is tough, because I never took anything my whole life, although if I eat food or drink something that’s probably worse anyway (laughs). So it’s been really difficult, because it’s scary because it comes on. Even walking across a room is difficult, luckily the medication I’m thankful for, because it’s kept it from going berserk, but it’s pretty intense.”

“It seems like now I’m letting this thing sort of exist now in me, I can’t really escape it. I’m always aware of the intensity of my heartbeat, it’s just not something that I’d ever experienced, so it definitely kind of scares me. But I also see that it is also doing a lot of good, because I need to do all of the things I want to do.”

“I just feel an urgency now.”

He later said, “I mean the day after I had that procedure, I recorded a record with my friend. I just lied in bed and recorded it, because I felt like, I’m here still.”

“I could be gone tomorrow, anybody could be gone, but that’s a heavy experience. I want to play right now, and I want to play that experience.”

Buckethead also mentioned that both of his parents died in the last few years, which has been hard on him. He also said he is playing guitar lighter now to relax, especially with his heart condition.

Take care, B

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10 minutes ago, Gackt said:

For those that want the tl;dw..

Somehow I don't think many people here will want the tl;dw version :)

 

It's Brian talking publicly, this doesn't happen, ever.

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Hope he gets well soon.. He's got to be one of the most talented guitarists ever...

Id love to see him come onstage and do a couple songs with Slash.

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wow.... Surreal to hear him speak after all these years. Sounds like a really nervous kind of guy. Hopefully he'll get over his health problems

 

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2 hours ago, evader said:

Everybody is saying "get well soon" but I don't think they've heard the full podcast. Bucket may be as well as he's ever been as an adult. He just took one of the biggest steps of his life and let someone record an interview with him. I'm blown away. He talked about significant improvements to his back problem. He's on track to fix his heart arrhythmia, which is totally correctable. This is absolutely mesmerizing material, and I couldn't be happier for the guy. Long live the greatest guitarist on the planet. :bucket:

This, he seems to be on track on everything to live. At some point maybe the Buckethead persona took control over Brian.

Brian seems like a really nice and emotional guy. On the emotional side, you can feel the pain in that interview, but i his music as well. He can translate that to the music like a master. One of the greatest.

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Wow, to hear his voice... insane. 

He should be fine with Afib. I wish him all the best, love the dude. Would love to see his face after all this time too

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I cant believe my ears!  Never thought Id hear his real voice and his real personality!

Poor guy, hope things turn around health wise.

 

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3 hours ago, janrichmond said:

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@ZoSoRose is this him?

Im not sure... this is the only confirmed pic I know

 

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5 hours ago, janrichmond said:

 

@ZoSoRose is this him?

Nope that's a French guitarist who goes by the name of Fanalo.

 

That's definitely him in the two posts above though.

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15 hours ago, mcmurray said:

Nope that's a French guitarist who goes by the name of Fanalo.

He is Buckethead's hand double, look at those long skinny fingers :lol:

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Apparently the video's been taken down "due to copyright claim by Brian Carroll."

EDIT: I heard it before it was taken down. So great to hear my favorite guitarist ever finally speak as just himself! He seems like a very sincere and humble dude. It's sad to hear about all that he's been through this past decade. Hopefully things work out better for him from here going forward!

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6 hours ago, rocknroll41 said:

Apparently the video's been taken down "due to copyright claim by Brian Carroll."

If anyon's wondering, the original source is still up in the first post.

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