In a new interview on the Appetite for Distortion Podcast, former Guns N’ Roses manager Doug Goldstein talked about a peculiar behavior of the band’s lead guitarist Buckethead at the time.
Doug was asked whether his behavior was so bad as people said.
“It wasn’t bad. His behavior wasn’t bad, it was head-scratching, that’s the best way to put it. To hear that he can’t play his leads until we build him, literally, a chicken coop in the studio for him to play in, I mean… it’s just something you’re not really used to dealing with.
“But to be honest with you, I was so used to dealing with anomalies at that point, you know?
“When you’re hired as a manager and you get a phone call that somebody had pushed a grand piano through the window, and it’s over-hanging houses below it, that’s not a normal manager’s job, to then call a heavy-equipment company and get something called up so they can actually put it back inside.
“So, dealing with Bucket was kind of easy, that was, ‘Alright, he wants a chicken coop, that’s fine.’ But he was a really nice guy. He’s very shy; very, very, very shy.”