i am going to add to what i said earlier since this thread seems to be staying on that topic.
another reason i think we arent seeing more of buckethead\'s newest albums live is because the set up he\'s in now wouldn\'t work for a large portion of his songs (including the newer stuff). to successfully pull of songs from the holiday album for example, and a lot of the older stuff too, i think buckethead would have to be accompanied by a metal drummer and a rhythm guitarist in addition to monti on bass.
pinch is good, but he\'s more of a rock drummer.. monti usually programs some pretty sick metal beats, so basically a drummer that skilled and that style. also, the added depth of two guitars would be (and is on all the album versions) really sweet. and a lot of buckethead\'s songs require two guitars anyway.
i really like the trio lineup for the songs they are playing now. but in the future to really showcase buckethead\'s solo work live i would like to see the lineup with the metal drummer, rhythm guitar, and bass.