2000 Chinese Democracy history: After Finck briefly leaves the band to rejoin Nine Inch Nails on tour, Axl Rose taps free-wielding guitarist Buckethead, known for wearing a horror movie mask and a bucket, to replace him. When Finck comes back, Buckethead also stays. The world outside of Chinese Democracy: Y2K does not destroy the world on New Years Day, and the era of reality TV begins, as Survivor" debuts on CBS.
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