A six-page interview/lesson with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal appears in the April 2008 issue of Guitar Player magazine. The accompanying video lessons have now been posted online.
Go to www.GuitarPlayerTV.com, click on "GP Lessons Apr. 08", then "Masterclass".
There are four videos available: The Thimble, Thimble Octaves, Thimble Blues, Thimble Madness.
A reliable source recently informed The Pulse of Radio that GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", is finished and the group's frontman W. Axl Rose is negotiating for more money with his record label before he will release the masters.
The ever-shifting GUNS N' ROSES lineup began working on "Chinese Democracy" sometime in the mid-'90s, and has reportedly spent $13 million recording the effort. Promised release dates in 2006 and 2007 did not materialize.
GUNS N' ROSES has only toured twice in the last 14 years: an aborted 2002 run that only lasted for a few shows, and a far more successful 2006 trek that took the latest lineup around the world.
Although Rose is considered one of rock's greatest frontmen, his sometimes irrational behavior onstage, reclusive lifestyle and notoriety for feuding with other rock stars has also earned him a reputation as one of rock's true eccentrics.
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