I say none of the above. My theory? The drastic decline in the quality of GnR guitarist nicknames has caused a similar decline in the quality of their music. Need evidence? See for yourself:
Guitarist #1: Slash (1985-1996)
Name's Origins: "It was a family friend who nicknamed Saul Hudson "Slash". He said Slash was always in a hurry, zipping around from one thing to another." (from Slash's "official" fan site)
Awesomeness of Name (out of 10): 9
Awesomeness of Records Played on (out of 10): 9
Guitarist #2: Buckethead (2000-2006)
Name's Origins: "I was eating chicken out of a bucket that my dad brought home. It wasn't a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket either. It said "Deli Chicken" on the outside. I was eating it, and I put the mask on and then the bucket on my head. I went to the mirror. I just said 'Buckethead. That's Buckethead right there.' It was just one of those things." (from gnrsource.com)
Awesomeness of Name (out of 10): 1
Awesomeness of Records Played on (out of 10): 1
Guitarist #3: Bumblefoot (2006-present)
Seriously... Bumblefoot. Check out his guitar.
Name's Origins: "A dozen years ago I was hangin' with my gal while she was studying veterinary medicine. One of the bird diseases was called Bumblefoot - one of the treatments was to rub hemorrhoid cream on the bird's foot. I was quite touched by this, and redirected my entire life on a new path." (from guitar9.com)
Awesomeness of Name(out of 10): 0
Awesomeness of Records Played on (out of 10): 0
QED, bitches. How are you gonna argue with math?
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