GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal will release an acoustic EP titled "Barefoot" on December 23.Bumblefoot's first collection of acoustic recordings, "Barefoot" sees the guitarist re-interpreting his own songs in a stripped-down bare form. It features versions of songs from various Bumblefoot albums performed in an intimate, revealing way unlike they've ever been heard before. The opening track, "She Knows", was chosen by fans in an online poll.
"Barefoot" track listing: 01. She Knows
03. Simple Days
05. Abnormal Extras: 01. She Knows (instrumental)
02. Dash (instrumental)
03. Simple Days (instrumental)
04. Shadow (instrumental)
05. Abnormal (instrumental)
06. Delilah (unplugged - recorded July 14, 2003)
07. Abnormal (clean version - curses muted) For more information, go to this location. Thal recently inked a deal with DEEP/BCD Music Group. His latest CD, "Abnormal", which was released on July 1 via all digital outlets, was made available in October. The DEEP/BCD Music Group version of the album includes an exclusive bonus track not available anywhere else. "Abnormal", the follow-up to Thal's previous offering, "Normal", is a hard rock album flavored with a light-hearted mix of different styles and genres, with catchy hooks and blistering guitar work. It contains "17 powerful, well-delivered tracks" featuring Thal's "incredible lyrics and seriously intense skills on the guitar," according to a press release. Drawing influences from such diverse artists as the SEX PISTOLS, THE BEATLES and FRANK ZAPPA, the CD is "sure to appeal to fans of GUNS N' ROSES as well as musicians everywhere." For more information, go to www.myspace.com/bumblefoot.
(Thanks: Angelique Andersen)