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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Says It Was Dream Come True To Play Madison Square Garden

GNRFansAroundTheWorld recently conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow: GNRFansAroundTheWorld: We all saw that you like playing fretless guitars. There's not a lot of guitarist playing them. What made you start playing fretless guitar? And wich one you like better...fretless ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New BUMBLEFOOT Special Podcast Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 125 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this special episode, titled "Mr. and Mrs. Bumblefoot", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and his wife Jen on location at Bumblefoot's recording studio. Interview topics include Frank Ferrer, Chris Pitman, Ace Frehley, Gene ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: JOHN 'J.D.' DESERVIO Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 121 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In part two of their BLACK LABEL SOCIETY special coverage, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist John "J.D." DeServio. Interview topics include Zakk Wylde, Richie Kotzen, Derek Sherinian, Louis "Red" Deutch, and the Bum Bar Bastards. Additional podcast ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Discovers Pirate Metal Band SWASHBUCKLE

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 116 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this episode, host Mark Strigl interviews SWASHBUCKLE, a pirate metal band "discovered" by GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Also interviewed is Q*Ball, president of SWASHBUCKLE's label, Bald Freak Records, and Bumblefoot's musical collaborator. Additional topics covered by co-host John Ostronomy and Strigl ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Manager: 'I Believe In AXL ROSE'

Former GUNS N' ROSES manager Merck Mercuriadis has issued the following "open letter" to the group's fans: "Along with all of the other GUNS N' ROSES fans around the world I read 'An Open Letter To The Fans From Axl' this evening with much interest. About half way through it occurred to me that I ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist: 'Life's Too Damn Short To Be Upset About What You Don't Have'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal has issued a response to the news that the Italian GUNS N' ROSES fan site Gnronline.it has gone "on strike" to protest the lack of official information regarding the band and its long-awaited album, "Chinese Democracy". As previously reported, the Gnronline.it administrators are claming that GN'R management is ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Summit: 'Countdown To Chinese Democracy Part III' Podcast Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 108 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part III", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from Beverly Hills, CA and New York City. Topics include a post-show report from the East Rutherford, NJ concert, Bumblefoot, Richard Fortus, Frank ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: View From The Side Of The Stage

Longtime GUNS N' ROSES associate Del James has released the following report via the band's official web site: "Hello and welcome to 'View From The Side Of The Stage.' I was asked to write a column for GunsNRoses.com and have mixed emotions about doing so. I have a 21-year history with GUNS N' ROSES dating ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New BUMBLEFOOT Interview Posted Online

AlienRockPodcast.com has posted episode 6 of their "Alien Rock" podcast. In this episode, hosts Captain T and John Ostronomy are joined by Bald Freak Music recording artist Q*Ball and GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Podcast topics include Q*Ball's music and history with Bumblefoot, Black Pig, Swashbuckel, pirate metal, and Seth Kushner. The 30-minute ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: BUMBLEFOOT Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 102 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this special, titled "Eating with Bumblefoot", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy sample Sadie's Pennsylvania Amish food with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot" Thal. Additional podcast topics include "Metal" Mike Chlasciak, Q-Ball, Bald Freak Music, the Partridge family, and MySpace. New photos as ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Summit: Countdown To 'Chinese Democracy' Podcast Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted the 100th episode of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this special, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by former GUNS N' ROSES members Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER) and Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis as well as SEBASTIAN BACH/HALFORD guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: More Tour Dates, Opening Acts Announced

GUNS N' ROSES's management, Sanctuary Artist Management, has issued the following press release: Hot on the heels of their sell out shows last week in Las Vegas, San Francisco and KROQ's Inland Invasion in Los Angeles GUNS N' ROSES announce the first leg of their "Chinese Democracy" North American Tour. The tour, which will kick ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Play Surprise Acoustic Gig In New York City

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Matt Goldenberg has submitted the following report: "Okay... I can't really tell you how I found out or how I got on the list without betraying a friend's confidence, but I got a call around 6 p.m. [on Thursday, May 18] that Rosario Dawson, the actress from 'Rent', ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New York City Setlist Revealed

GUNS N' ROSES played their first show in more than three years Friday night/Saturday morning (May 12-13) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The two-hour, 15-minute set kicked off at roughly 11:00 p.m. with the opening 1-2-3 punch of "Welcome to the Jungle", "It's So Easy" and "Mr. Brownstone", and featured a guest appearance ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Audio Interview With ALEXI LAIHO Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 54 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features a 10-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho of CHILDREN OF BODOM. Interview topics include Alexi's new ESP signature model guitar, Randy Rhoads, and Tokyo's Dokken Bar. Additional podcast topics include W.A.S.P., MASTERY, IF HOPE DIES, ...

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SPHERE OF SOULS To Record Debut Album In May

SPHERE OF SOULS, the Dutch prog-metal band featuring ex-SUN CAGED vocalist André Vuurboom, will record their debut album at Rotterdam's Excess Studios in May. It will be a concept album containing 13 tracks. Engineering and production duties will be handled by Hans Pieters and Joost van den Broek, respectively. A late 2005 release is expected. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Set Record Straight Regarding Band Lineup

GUNS N' ROSES have issued a statement refuting reports that the band are close to finding a replacement for departed guitarist Buckethead. The statement reads as follows: "There have been numerous reports over the last few weeks from various sources claiming that one person or another has been invited to join GUNS N' ROSES. To ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New Guitarist Found?

Guitar shredder Ron Thal of the New York City-based alternative-rap-metal project BUMBLEFOOT has been asked to join GUNS N' ROSES as the replacement for Buckethead, according to a posting at www.bumblefoot.com. "Since, the rumors are already flyin', I might as well say," Ron writes on the site. "I was asked to join GUNS ...

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SCARVE: New Album To Be Released In Limited-Edition Digipak

France's SCARVE will release their third album, "Irradiant", in a special, limited-edition digipak version, featuring loads of bonus stuff, including the video for "Emulate The Soul". The follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" was recorded at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) and features ...

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