Musisi.com conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal at the 2012 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention which took place January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.
Thal last month released a studio recording of "The Pink Panther Theme", as performed live during the band's 2009-2011 tours. Featuring members of GUNS N' ROSES, this song is the ninth in a series of singles released digitally by Thal in 2011. It is available at Bumblefoot.com, iTunes and other digital stores.
"The Pink Panther Theme" can be downloaded in MP3 (320kps), AAC, and higher-quality formats FLAC, MP3 HD, Apple Lossless and WAV. For guitarists, there's a "Player Pack" that has a transcription of the entire lead guitar track as a PDF file — musical notation, TAB, fingers, picking, and helpful hints. Included with the transcription is a "Backing Track" mix and a "Boosted Lead Guitar" mix, in both WAV and MP3 formats. The "Producer Pack" contains 48kHz/24-bit Stereo WAV files of the mix "stems" — individual files of drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitars in a bundle that you can load into your multi-track software to play with levels, make your own mixes, and hear every nuance of each instrument's performance on its own track.