Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Colma. All of it. Especially when you find out that the album was recorded for Buckethead's mother as she was ill with colon cancer and he wanted to make an album she would enjoy listening to while recovering.
Recently, Buckethead has released the song, "The Homing Beacon," as a tribute to the late Michael Jackson. The song perfectly embodies Michael's life, going from sweet and innocent in the beginning, to fast and turbulent at the end, all ending in a rather untimely and unexpected way. This Troper gets the warm fuzzies whenever he hears it.
"I Love My Parents" from his album Bucketheadland. The title says it all. The rerecorded version off Giant Robot, with an anonymous string ensemble, takes it that one step further...
In 2013, he officially showed his face for the first time on the cover of Pike 13. The photo in question shows a teenage Buckethead hugging his father, who was feeling ill at the time.
How did he open the first concert of his 2016 tour? With "I Love My Parents".
Of course, knowing he's lost both parents also makes this a Tear Jerker.