Ron Thal (Born in New York City, NY), also known as Bumblefoot is a virtuoso guitarist and a composer. He is noted for fusion and his bizarre stage antics, he has been called the heavy metal version of Frank Zappa. He is known not only as a musician, having also produced albums for many artists of different musical genres. Currently, he plays guitar for Guns N' Roses.
Bumblefoot says that the first five KISS albums, the Manowar album Battle Hymns, and any of The Beatles' albums had the greatest impact on him when he was younger.
Bumblefoot (aka Ron Thal) is a recording artist and international touring artist from NYC with seven albums released since 1995. Fronting the band as lead singer/guitarist, the music is hard rock, bordering on quirky and experimental. Known for his unusual guitar-work, Bumblefoot has been on the covers of guitar magazines around the world. His guitar playing can be heard in the Spanish guitar soloing of Jessica Simpson's "Irresistible" dance mix, the punky guitar riff of Spike TV 's MXC theme song, in the background of MTV's The Osbournes, The Real World, and much more...
Bumblefoot works out of his studio in Princeton, NJ, where he collaborates with artists as a songwriter/producer and writes for publishing companies, video games and TV shows. Bumblefoot is a volunteer for the MS Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that donates funds directly to Multiple Sclerosis research.
On May 12th, 2006 Bumblefoot was confirmed as the new lead guitarist for hard rock band Guns N' Roses at their concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, taking over the position of Buckethead from the 2002 tour.
Ron is currently touring Europe with Gn'R.
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