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BUMBLEFOOT (RONALD JAY BLUMENTHAL)
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Pseudonyms/former names/real name:
Ronald Jay Blumenthal, Ron Thal.

Date of birth:
September 25, 1969.

Band position:
Lead guitar.

Time with Guns N' Roses:
2006 - 2014/2015. The specific exit date is hard to set since Bumblefoot never gave an official statement about quitting the band. He did, though, confirm it on Facebook in July 2015, although he might have handed in the resignation on the date after the last show in 2014 (June 2014).

Shows with the band:
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Biography:
Ronald Jay "Ron" Blumenthal (born September 25, 1969), better known by his stage name Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, is an American guitarist, songwriter, recording artist and producer. He adopted his nickname from the bacterial infection of the same name, which he learned about while helping his wife study for her veterinary exams. The name went from being just the name of an album, to the name of a record label, to a band name, to eventually his name as a solo artist. He was one of two lead guitarists in Guns N' Roses from 2006 until 2014 and performed on their sixth studio album Chinese Democracy.

Since the early 90s, Thal has released 10 CDs and a live DVD. He has appeared as a guest performer on other albums and on numerous compilation CD's. Thal has been the cover feature of GitarPlus magazine in Indonesia and has been featured in several foreign guitar magazines, as well as the subject of many print, radio and web interviews. Over the past twenty years, Thal has also worked with numerous bands and artists as producer, engineer, writer, arranger, and performer. He also writes TV jingles, theme songs, and background music. (From Wikipedia, updated August 2016)

Quotes
Bumblefoot is the shred-master [...]. Bumblefoot has the “blazing saddles." He’s just insane on guitar [Guitar World, October 2011]

When we brought Bumblefoot in it was trying to find someone that would fill the void when Buckethead left. That is a very difficult task because there are not many people that do that type of thing [Citybeat.com, December 2011]

[...] nice guy [musinq.com, January 23, 2012]

Richard and Bumble are two of my closest friends, just amazing, amazing musicians.[Nightrain chat, November 2013]

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Finally someone in GN'R has provided the database with a quote on Bumblefoot!
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And may be be many more years!
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Although I really don't like his posing during concerts (why is he standing like that? Arcing his back and closing his eyes like he knows pure brilliance is coming from his guitar? Has he got constipation? And why does he raise his hand before solos, is it that important the audience knows a great Bumblefoot solo will come?), I have to say there are some great photos of him now.

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Post by puddledumpling on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:35 pm

Tweet from Ron yesterday:



He is working up to something...;
I hope he helps it fly. Let me go on record and reiterate, "Ron is on his way to becoming qualified for Cultural Ambassador".


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Post by puddledumpling on Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:05 pm

@puddledumpling wrote:Tweet from Ron yesterday:



He is working up to something...;
I hope he helps it fly. Let me go on record and reiterate, "Ron is on his way to becoming qualified for Cultural Ambassador".


Tweeted link forwarded by Ron today:
http://www.bumblefoot.com/press/20130731_-_musicmatters/20130731_-_musicmatters.htm

"Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal - Cultural Envoy to the United Nations
Through HDI's "Music Matters" program, Bumblefoot has been asked to be a cultural envoy to the United Nations, meeting delegates, talking with students and bringing people around the world together through music.  Following a solo tour in Italy, and a week of guitar workshops on the Greek Island of Corfu, his first trip as an envoy will be to Albania, where he will perform and spend time with students and local musicians.  From there he continues his tour in Tunisia where he will judge a music contest and perform."
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