GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal was a guest on "Maximum Threshold" this past Saturday night (May 17). Bumblefoot discussed the release of his new solo album, "Abnormal". He talked about what went into the development of the CD and played a few KISS songs for the listeners. He was on for almost an hour and a half.
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Thal is treating his fans new and old to a bit of free music before his new album, "Abnormal", is released to the public by offering the title track free for download.
"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.
When asked about the new project, Thal had the following to say: "It was October last year, I was about to fly into a fucking rage, went to go crash out at the studio, and all these songs just started flying out of my head. Spent the next few months recording drums, bass, guitars, vocals, opera singers and tuba players. Some people heard it and said it reminds them of the SEX PISTOLS with a little BEATLES/QUEEN vibe to it. Didn't have a plan, just did what I felt, and in the end this is what I got."
With recording completed and finishing touches being added to the tracks and art work, "Abnormal" will be ready for release In early June, with the free track available for download Monday, May 19, 2008. See www.bumblefoot.com for more information. Along with CDs being available for purchase, the tracks will be available for download on iTunes, and a very special limited edition Fan Pack will be available for diehard fans that want something a bit different in a limited quantity. The CD will be available at www.cdbaby.com, www.amazon.com as well as Bumblefoot's own artist-run partner Bald Freak Music, www.baldfreak.com.