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  FORMER GUNS N' ROSES GUITARIST BUCKETHEAD IS SUFFERING FROM POTENTIALLY FATAL HEART CONDITION
12th October 2017



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Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead, real name Brian Carroll, has told the self-help podcast Coming Alive that he has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition which could end his life at any moment.

Buckethead, 48-years-old, says:

"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 ablation; 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."

"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."

You can hear the full interview right here.







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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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