Ron Bumblefoot Thal guitarist for hard rock band Guns N’ Roses talks about Little Brother Is Watching.
In this interview…
- Ron Bumblefoot Thal talks isolated video tracks, making percussion with a Marshall amp grid.
- Having 100 people singing and chanting on the album.
- Working with Guns N’ Roses on tours.
- Upcoming promo videos for the album.
- The amplifiers and guitars used on the album.
- Using Amplitube 3 on the album for the guitars.
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Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, is an American guitarist, songwriter, recording artist and producer. He adopted his nickname from the bacterial infection of the same name, which he learned about while helping his wife study for her veterinary exams. The name went from being just the name of an album, to the name of a record label, to a band name, to eventually his name as a solo artist. He was also the lead guitarist in Guns N’ Roses from 2006 until 2014 and performed on their sixth studio album Chinese Democracy.
Since the early 90s, Thal has released 10 CDs and a live DVD. He has appeared as a guest performer on other albums and on numerous compilation CD’s. Thal has been the cover feature of several international guitar magazines, as well as the subject of many print, radio and web interviews. Over the past twenty years, Thal has also worked with numerous bands and artists as producer, engineer, writer, arranger, and performer. He also writes TV jingles, theme songs, and background music.
Bumblefoot has over 20 years of releasing music, international festivals & headlining solo tours, and many ‘Album Of the Month/Year’ awards and front covers of music magazines as a solo artist. As lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000. Bumblefoot’s unique ‘fretless guitar’ can be heard throughout GNR’s 2008 Chinese Democracy album. In 2011 Bumblefoot released an innovative digital song-a-month series that include transcriptions and backing tracks for guitarists and recording stems for re-mixers, including a cover of “The Pink Panther Theme” featuring members of Guns N’ Roses.