Geeks Of Doom recently conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Geeks Of Doom: The three guitar players in GUNS N' ROSES [including DJ Ashba and Richard Fortus] all have different styles and come from different backgrounds, musically. Do you all learn styles and techniques from each other?
Bumblefoot: We haven't done a lot of that, sitting around with guitars showing riffs. We spend more time without our guitars, socially. We see enough of each other with our guitars!
Geeks Of Doom: The band sometimes gets bad press, mostly because of the time-keeping issues and basically because some people can't handle the fact it's not the same guys as in 1986. And yet GUNS N' ROSES is arguably as popular as it has ever been and playing in parts of the world GN'R has never been before. Do you feel like it's a no-win situation or do you think you're helping to take the band forward?
Bumblefoot: My focus is on making music and doing positive things with my life.
Geeks of Doom: Fair enough. You recently played a couple of dates in Canada to round off some pretty hectic touring. Is GN'R having a rest now?
Bumblefoot: GN'R seems to be having a rest, but anything could change at any time. Meanwhile, I'm starting to ease back into doing my own solo shows again. During the break, I've got Bumblefoot shows scheduled in August for Italy, Greece, Albania, and Tunisia. Hoping to do more in the next few months.
Geeks of Doom: You said recently you would prefer GN'R to release songs one at a time rather than do a whole album. Has there been any movement on this?
Bumblefoot: I don't think that's gonna be the plan for GN'R.
Read the entire interview at Geeks Of Doom.