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Bumblefoot (aka Ron Thal) is a recording artist with over twenty years of albums and releases. Fronting his solo band as lead singer/guitarist, the music is hard rock, bordering on quirky and experimental. Known for his down-to-Earth obnoxious punky attitude, mixed with off-center abstract intellectuality, and a sense that he’s just being himself with you - whether playing lead guitar onstage with Guns N’ Roses in front of 100,000 people headlining a European festival, or in a one-on-one conversation.

Since the early 90’s Ron has released over 200 songs through solo CDs and DVDs, and digital releases. He’s had numerous appearances on compilation CDs and as a guest performer for other artists, appeared on magazine covers, and as a soloist toured internationally headlining venues and guitar festivals. In 2008 Ron released the “Abnormal” album, described as “Sex Pistols meets Queen, with innovative guitar and a quirky Zappa-esque twist…” In 2011 he released a song a month that included transcriptions, alternate mixes and recording stems, as an innovative way to release singles.

As a child, Ron would play Bach pieces with his feet. Today, his guitar-work can be heard on Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy album, the theme of VH1’s “That Metal Show”, the Latin acoustic guitar on Jessica Simpson’s “Irresistible” dance mix, and CNN-Turkey station IDs to name a few. Live, he’s just as diverse, whether touring the world with GNR or at local fundraisers (notably performing with Nancy Sinatra, Cyndi Lauper, composer Fahir Atakoglu, and jazz legend Allen Toussaint.)

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  • billetefalso

    this man NEEDS MORE recognition [3]

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • ilivebymusic

    Damn!

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PlayGG

    Ron Thal great man and musician!

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • LucasCasemiro

    this man NEEDS MORE recognition [2]

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • WheckYeah

    this man NEEDS MORE recognition

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • bazinko

    Is it me or does he sound a lot like Mike Patton?

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • welker_69d

    words are useless to express how good this dude is

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • WheckYeah

    i am addicted to Normal Album xD

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • npravdin

    Хочу American Rock 'n' Roll в lossless =)

    8 Feb 2011 Reply
  • slashownz

    met bumblefoot on the 7th of this month, fantastic specimen of a man. cannot speak more highly of him, what a bloody legend. the most down to earth rock star on the planet.

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • BrunoNardi

    Ron is God

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • purcy

    Ron's like a one-man punk guitar-shred version of Primus. Normal is one of the best albums ever.

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • BrunoNardi

    Bumblefoot and Buckethead s2

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Fingolfin7001

    Guitars Suck!

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Edge989

    Normal is so great.

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Genipher85

    Amazing guitar player! And such interesting songs.

    5 Jul 2010 Reply
  • pakotill

    This guy knows very useful words in french : "Ma chérie suce ma bite s'il te plait" (Ronald's comin' back now). Every man should learn those words before coming to France!

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • BetweenBigJeff

    Moscow meet-n-greet was nuts!! Bumblefoot is the MAN! Such a sincere and nice guy, I hope he'll come back with his band next time =) [2] Yeah, it was just great! Now I can say that my Fender Strat is signed and played by such a man :D! And, f*ck, why this stupid Danko Jones before GnR, why not Bumblefoot and his beautiful music?

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • mumbo-jumbo-boy

    Moscow meet-n-greet was nuts!! Bumblefoot is the MAN! Such a sincere and nice guy, I hope he'll come back with his band next time =)

    9 Jun 2010 Reply
  • pepganzo

    a me fa cagare.

    30 May 2010 Reply
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