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2013.12.27 - Interview with Bumblefoot on Reddit / AMA

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2013.12.27 - Interview with Bumblefoot on Reddit / AMA

Post by Soulmonster on Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:11 am

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Re: 2013.12.27 - Interview with Bumblefoot on Reddit / AMA

Post by Soulmonster on Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:44 pm

[–]feconroses 20 poeng 11 timer siden

Have you guys written and/or recorded any new songs since 2009?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 8 poeng 10 timer siden

Together, that we finished? No. Playing on each other's song ideas? Yes.

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[–]Saltthedead 14 poeng 9 timer siden

Wow going on five years without writing a single song? As a huge fan I gotta say that's really disappointing to hear.

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[–]curious118 4 poeng 8 timer siden

I´d rather have a disappointing truth than more sweet lies ;-)

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[–]Saltthedead 1 poeng 8 timer siden

I'll agree with that. Either way its disappointing but yeah, it's better to not get our hopes up then smashed. Just smashed is slightly more humane.

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[–]manets 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Does that includes Axl?

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[–]mr_motherfkr 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Chill beavis

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[–]manfisman 0 poeng 10 timer siden

It's not the ideal but at least is something

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[–]Saltthedead 1 poeng 11 timer siden

This was never confirmed to be new tho was it?

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[–]MrF33n3y 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Not that new, it just recently leaked. It's thought to be from around the time that Tommy was writing his Village Gorilla Head album (2003-ish). Buckethead is on it, so at latest it's from 2004.

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[–]WASH_YOUR_VAGINA -1 poeng 11 timer siden

Ah, I didn't know that, thank you for destroying all hope I had! Hah. Thanks for the info, though!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 9 poeng 10 timer siden

Hey, thanks for all the great questions, havin' a blast!

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[–]lemmyhead 7 poeng 11 timer siden

Hi Ron, Izzy Stradlin has joined you guys on stage a few times over the years, and he keeps a very low profile, what's he like in person ?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 7 poeng 10 timer siden

He's a sweetheart. Had a lot of nice times with him, soft-spoken, nice good-hearted guy Smile

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[–]cjm5196 6 poeng 11 timer siden

What is your favorite song you've written? I've had Dash stuck in my head for the last month. When will your next solo record be out?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 6 poeng 10 timer siden

Thank you Smile Hard to say, definitely a lot of things off Normal & Abnormal... then there's Heart Attack, and Green, each took 8 years before I felt like the music & lyrics were right & ready to be recorded - some songs are just like that....

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[–]weirdalexis 3 poeng 9 timer siden

Heart Attack is such an epic piece. The strings piece is so moving. I love to sing (badly) along this one.

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[–]SoIPutMyUserNameHere 2 poeng 9 timer siden

Normal is one of my all-time favourite albums. Just wanted to say amazing work on that and thanks! Smile

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[–]manfisman 6 poeng 11 timer siden

When you write a song, what inspires you to make the lyrics? Your lyrics on your solo records are GREAT

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 5 poeng 10 timer siden

Usually it's when something intense happens in life, it opens the gates and I can just pour out lyrics. Have a very hard time outside of that, especially when on tour. I do best when I step away and let the batteries re-charge...........

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[–]Schneiderman 5 poeng 11 timer siden

I just wanted to mention that when I worked at a GNR show a couple years ago, and you came in and actually politely introduced yourself to the crew, I really appreciated it. So many performers just ignore us or treat us like busboys.

Do you remember during soundcheck trying out the acoustic they rented for you and complaining that it sounded like a "fake cock"? What was that thing anyway, a parkwood?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 10 timer siden

Hahaha! Happy Holidays brutha! Good to hear from you, and THANK YOU for making those shows happen - you guys are the planet, the band just crawls around the surface, lol.

I use a Parkwood PW370M live & in the studio and am super happy with it, I don't remember if that was a different model or different brand I tried but haha, funny thing to say, lol!!

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[–]lemmyhead 5 poeng 11 timer siden

Do you know what brand of guitar Richard Fortus uses for the James Bond Theme mostly during live shows, it's a Les Paul kind of shape, except it looks liks it's made of steel, kind of looks like a steampunk guitar lol ?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 10 timer siden

Ahhhh, not sure! Ask him on his FB page, I'm sure he'll answer Smile

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[–]gaz832 1 poeng 7 timer siden

i think its from Manson Guitar Works... [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] could it be one of these perhaps?

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[–]thelocalhippie 1 poeng 2 timer siden

I think it's a Trussart SteelDeville.

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[–]Saltthedead 6 poeng 10 timer siden

I just wanna know WHY? Why isn't the band writing music, releasing music, promoting it, etc... WHY? Thanks.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 9 timer siden

I feel your frustration, you're not asking anything unreasonable. I do these things with everything else I do, but GNR works a different way. All I can say is, when GNR does something, enjoy it Smile Don't be upset about the things GNR doesn't do, enjoy what it does. Smile

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[–]Saltthedead 3 poeng 9 timer siden*

Thanks for your answer Ron and while I appriciate it, they don't do really anything to be able to enjoy. They play my city once every 3 or 4 years with the same set list and I attend and that's it. One officially released song every year or two, I could even live with that... Again, thanks anyways for the answer tho. Hopefully this year we can hear some unheard stuff, even if its at live shows I guess...

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[–]manfisman 4 poeng 11 timer siden

Back in the day when you was starting your carrer... how did you make to afford the costs of buying new gear like guitars, amps, mics, etc? I mean, it's pretty expensive for a musician to start a carreer, specially a solist one.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 10 timer siden

When I was 12 I painted Iron Maiden albums on the backs of dungaree jackets for $20 each. The best thing you can do for your music is GET A JOB, lol. Support yourself, take care of your life, be responsible & independent, and fund your interests. It's the most honorable thing you can do, EARN. Smile

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 10 timer siden

I should add, it doesn't have to be expensive. And don't worry about what you don't have, be creative with what you have. You have the internet - that means you have access to recording gear & plugins, and YouTube. Making music & releasing it has never been easier - you have more than anyone did 15 years ago, use what you have Smile

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[–]manfisman 2 poeng 10 timer siden

Thank you. I sure use plugins and recording gear for PC like Guitar Rig and things like that.

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[–]SteveNeuge 4 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron, I write music digitally and make songs where its played back through emulated instruments. I've been struggling to learn some of the more complicated bits I've written over the years, and I was wondering if you had some words of encouragement you could share.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 9 timer siden

Hey Steve! PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! Smile Take it slow & take your time, it'll get there Smile USE A METRONOME Smile

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[–]original_greaser_bob 4 poeng 11 timer siden

Do you still play your hand guitar? Or your Swiss cheese guitar?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 10 timer siden

The Cheese guitar, yes!

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Haven't played the hand guitar in a while though....!

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[–]dbbost 5 poeng 11 timer siden

New or old, what is your favorite GnR song and why is it November Rain?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 5 poeng 9 timer siden

Don't Cry Smile Simple & beautiful & dynamic Smile

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[–]mrdubbz 1 poeng 4 timer siden

Is there a way you or anyone can upload a video of you doing your instrumentals of this, those kick ass.

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[–]reiids 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron, huge fan here. I've seen you live twice and you never disappoint. But my question may be a bit personal. I was just wondering what drugs you've done throughout your life. You seem quite philosophical from what I've seen in interviews and your bumble forum. I could easily see you being a fan of psychedelics. Is that true or am I totally off base here? Also, do you mediate or anything? You just seem like one of the few down to earth and level headed rock stars out there. Thanks for doing this ama Ron!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 8 poeng 10 timer siden

I've never smoked a cigarette, or pot, never done coke, nothing. No drugs. I HAVE drank, Jager was my favorite, but not where it's been a problem or dependency. In 2011/2012 to get through touring with the spine injury from the car accident, there were experimental cocktails of alcohol, nerve blockers, pain pills, Advil, enough to kill a horse - fortunately no permanent damage from it. And luckily no addictive reactions. Healthy eating did a better job than the medicine did - absolutely saved my life. Mung beans & organic apples, yes. Flexiril & vodka, no.

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[–]weirdalexis 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Hi Ron, will you ever release the words of the secret poem at the end of your first solo album? Wink

Serious question: do you think it would be possible for a really good hacker to decrypt the words by tabbing all the notes and mapping them to an alphabet?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 10 timer siden

I think it's been done... lol.

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[–]joaofranpinto 3 poeng 11 timer siden*

Hi Ron, I want to hear some more pitman on the next tour Smile I like industrial stuff, how's you opinion on that? Oh, i was the guy who asked u a bunch of questions about gnr songs when you did the videochat on sth about your hot sauces. You promised a pick on that video chat. I still want it XD

PS: The other day i listened to your EP of 1987 AWOL O.o It's awsome Very Happy

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 9 timer siden

I still owe you a pick!! Pitman is very artistic and has a lot to offer Smile

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[–]gabby123456 3 poeng 11 timer siden

who inspires you for to be a musician?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 9 timer siden

When I heard the KISS Alive! album at age 5, that did it. The Beatles made me love music, but KISS made me want to do what I'm doing Smile

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[–]ChrisBlanchon 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Hi Ron Very Happy happy to find you here !!! What's your favorite Horror movie and would you like to act in that kind of movie ??

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 10 timer siden

I LOVE horror movies!!! Yes, I started acting in some indie horror movies & doing music as well...

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Fave horror movie(s)? Old classics like Funhouse, I Spit On Your Grave... I tweet about a bunch of movies I'm watching, look for #BumbleMovieNight , been some good horror ones in there Smile

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[–]MikkeWormwood 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Hello Ron, I want to thank you for inspiration that you give to me as a guitarist and vocalist, last song I wrote was partly inspired by your music, mostly guitar solo :-)

Any chance to see you in Czech republic? I'd like to see Bumbletour show..

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 10 timer siden

Thank you!!! Would love to head to Czech Rep., hopefully can in 2014 Smile

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[–]FredrikPihl 4 poeng 11 timer siden

Ron! Just wanted to say hi bro! Here's a question for you: Is "bagged a big one" based on a real experience that happened to you? I always forget to ask you about that when we meet… Have a nice weekend! Smile

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 5 poeng 10 timer siden

Haha, YES! My 2nd arrest at age 26... lol.

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[–]_TurnuptheSun_ 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Bumblefoot! Just wondering what's your craziest backstage/aftershow story?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 5 poeng 10 timer siden

One time that always comes to mind... in Prague, after a show, I'll give the quick version. A bar opened for us at 4 in the morning to all hang out in, there was one guy that went in and wouldn't leave and was telling people he was the band's manager (he didn't know but he was telling this TO the band's manager.) So you have guys from the band Nazareth with us at bar talking music (someone asks them a random question about show tunes and they're like "What????"), I'm next to them with two European models who are teaching me how to speak Slovakian, and next to me is a brutal bar fight with the guy that won't leave who starts swinging at the manager, literally blood splatter on the walls, while all being served varieties of local versions of Jagermeister. We go upstairs to keep partying in the hotel suite, and the guy who was fighting us is waiting for us upstairs, bruised up, with his family, and a camera, all with big smiles. He wanted autographs and photos. We took pics, we then went upstairs and hung out for about 20 hours until I had to leave and get on a plane for the next show. That's a typical night out.

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[–]SoIPutMyUserNameHere 1 poeng 9 timer siden

I always wondered this, but how do rock stars manage to party so hard and still travel and play and write and all. I get drunk fairly regularly but I'm always a corpse the next day!

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Something about the performing keeps you energized. But yeah, sometimes people are HURTING on stage, lol. I've spent almost all my shows completely clean - I have a responsibility to the audience, they deserve 100% from me. (Only time I had to be drugged up was in 2011/2012 when I toured after a car accident with a spine injury that left me in 24/7 constant pain, was the only way to get through the shows.)

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[–]ChrisBlanchon 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Do you prepare a collaboration with another artist? If so which one ? And what exactly ? In between glad to see you soon again Wink

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 10 timer siden

Ahhh, there's the acoustic album with Tony Harnell.... Smile

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[–]ChrisBlanchon 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Yay saw you and Tony Last January in NYC was really a big blast !!!! Very Happy

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Nobody else defines you. You know who you are Smile Enjoy yourself Smile

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[–]curious118 3 poeng 11 timer siden

I really like "Normal" and "Abnormal". I wanted to ask you if you know the book "Veronica decides to die" by Paulo Coelho? There´s a lot of stuff about "what´s normal?" in the book that I absolutely love. Ever heard of it or read it?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

No, but sounds very good...! Thanks for the recommendation! Very Happy

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thanks for answering Very Happy

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[–]lynchyinc 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron, thanks for doing an AMA.

I was just wondering where the inspiration for using a thimble came from? I was listening to some of your solos on GnR and your 'abnormal' album.

'Jenny B' & 'Some other guy' are two of my favourites. Not sure if you use the thimble on those tracks, but either way - it sounds insane!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 9 timer siden

I do, on both songs Smile Thank you! Started doing the thimble thang 25 years ago, I wanted a way to access the notes on the string that were higher than the fretboard.... Smile

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[–]laertixc5 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Hi Ron!we met this summer in albania and it was really inspiring.Just wanted to ask is there gonna be a bumbletour again next year? And if yes will you be playing any shows in the balkans.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

Hey hey!!! Had a wonderful time in Albania, can't wait to come back! And would LOOOOVE to play solo shows there & throughout the Balkans... hopefully can make it happen! Very Happy

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[–]Pvt_MJCaboose 3 poeng 10 timer siden

What's your favorite modern rock artist, and/or your favorite non-rock artist.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Queen, Zep, Yes..... non-rock - does Motown count? Stevie Wonder, Four Tops... ah, and LOUNGE MUSIC! YEAH!!! Lol... Engelbert & Tom Jones....! Classical - Chopin, Tchaikovsky... jazzy-ish stuff like Tom Jobim... Smile

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[–]Brinklebrother 3 poeng 10 timer siden

When did you begin to play along with Guns N' Roses and why did you chose to be a solo artist as well.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

I've been a solo artist all my life Smile Started releasing music 'for real' over 20 years ago, then GNR entered my life in 2004. I said no the first time and continued with releasing Bumblefoot albums & touring, producing, teaching, writing for TV shows/videogames... in 2006 they reached out again and we gave it a shot - we jammed in NY 7 nights and hit the road for 3 months... Smile

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[–]gabby123456 2 poeng 10 timer siden

what do you think about drugs and alcohol?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 5 poeng 9 timer siden

I don't do 'em...

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[–]GNRVahland 3 poeng 10 timer siden

Any chance on a divorce between you....and The Beard ? (no offence ofcours; Beard is OK but a little break won't hurt)

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[–]Thekip 3 poeng 10 timer siden

Hi Ron, I can't wait seing you in bartenheim 6th january. Do you plan to have it like a masterclass or "just" a show. I like hearing you talking about guitar, technic, theory, and rocking!!

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I think it's just a show..... looking forward to seeing you there, merci!!!

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[–]Thekip 2 poeng 9 timer siden

Me again. I listen to all my music on deezer. But not all your albums are available (e.g. Normal). It´s not really a question so my question is: please play piranha during bartenheim's show. Damned, still not a question. Let's put a couple of question mark ??

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[–]svenmidnite 3 poeng 8 timer siden

The solo in Vomit blows my brain every time! Thanks Ron!

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[–]rafaeldamage 5 poeng 11 timer siden

Hi Bumble. I've been a fan of yours since you joined GN'R and later heard your solo efforts and i was so shoked about your playing!! But i have two questions aside that.

    We do know there are songs that aren't played since 2006 but they're in the setlists (If The World, Riad, Oh My God, Going Down). Why don't you play those songs for the sake of it?

    There is some label issue going after Chinese Democracy? Maybe the label won't want you gusy to do another album after the "fiasco" that was release the album for once for all.

Hope you can answer my questions. You're a great guy, great musician and you play in my favourite band! haha. You have a home in my house everytime you come to Mexico, cheers!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 10 poeng 10 timer siden

Live shows are all at the mercy of the singer's throat. The throat is the boss. The throat governs the singer who governs the set list. It's a fragile irreplaceable instrument and the main focus, so all has to be done to insure the longevity of the throat. That means, cutting songs and changing orders, making sure that the throat can survive a tour. It's scar being the singer when your throat isn't at 100%, I know this first-hand, ugh. I'm lead singer in my solo stuff, done too many tours with the flu where you don't know how you're gonna make it through the night, let alone the next 20 nights... so it's all about the throat Razz

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[–]sing_for_davro 3 poeng 10 timer siden

Replace throat with Axl

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Replace sing_for_davro with dickface

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[–]harrylime88 4 poeng 10 timer siden

Hey Ron, what exactly is it that makes it so difficult for GN'R to function as a 'normal' band? (I guess you could even say they're abnormal, har har.) I'm not saying this to be mean-spirited or disparaging - GN'R, in various incarnations, has long been one of my favorite bands, and I actually think Axl Rose's reputation these days is pretty unjustified and that if anything he's underrated as an overall performer. But it seems like he brings a lot of failures on himself, and because GN'R is so hard to penetrate and so little is known about what's going on behind the scenes, he allows that negative image to perpetuate and grow stronger. I'm just wondering if you could give any insight into why, exactly, it's so hard for the band to release new music in particular. I know you've expressed frustration over it in the past. Why can't you guys just record a tune on the fly and release it as a digital download? A lot of bands these days record music while on tour, and GN'R tours all the time, so I don't really understand why it's hard to get everyone in the studio together. Again, I'm a huge supporter of the new lineup and not in any way trying to provoke here...I'm just honestly curious why the hell it seems so difficult for GN'R to function like a healthy and productive band, especially in a day and age when it's easier than ever to record stuff thanks to digital technology.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

GNR defies all logic sometimes, lol. But it's that same chaotic energy that people love about it. It's a very intense positive and negative, no other band like it. All I can say is, enjoy the good parts. Smile

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[–]curious118 1 poeng 9 timer siden

who really loves the chaos and the drama? i fell in love with a band that released kick-ass music, toured a lot. that was wild and chaotic - yes sure. but this was another "chaos" than it is today..... Sad

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[–]mygnrforum 6 poeng 11 timer siden

Guns are rumoured to be adding 2-3 new songs to the set. Are they new Guns originals, or what

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gotta help the news crew out

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[–]Ricardowth 0 poeng 11 timer siden

go news crew Very Happy

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[–]MrF33n3y 0 poeng 11 timer siden

Except we don't know who is using the MyGNR account. It's not NGOG...

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[–]zosorose 0 poeng 10 timer siden

It isn't subsy?

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[–]MrF33n3y 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Don't know. He hasn't posted in the AMA thread at all...

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 10 timer siden

Only thing I can assume is that it would be 2 - 3 songs that we haven't played live... Razz

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[–]manets 0 poeng 9 timer siden

Does that excludes Silkworms and Oh My God, then?

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[–]ngog -1 poeng 10 timer siden

That account doesn't represent MyGNR Ron. It's somebody using the name.

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[–]curious118 0 poeng 9 timer siden

that doesn´t matter. if i read the answer correctly there ARE NO really NEW songs....?

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[–]tarkardos 4 poeng 11 timer siden

Hi Bumble! After joining Guns, how did you enter the recording process of Chinese Democracy? Since you are credited in many songs, did you wrote new soli/parts or did you edit the existing ones by Finck, Buckethead, Fortus? Your own records are full of different music styles, how did you manage that with the "classic" GNR style?

Many thanks for playing in Austria this week. Hope to see you soon again!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 10 timer siden

Thank you, had a great time in Austria! Very Happy

In-between touring legs in 2006 & 2007, I'd hit studios in NY or LA for 14 hours a day, playing to songs I had never gotten to hear before, with two people yelling opposite thoughts in my ear at the same time. Youch. I'd take different approached to each song - groovy, technical, melodic, loose & riffy, wah, fretless, heavy, clean, and then see what worked & what didn't.... I had complete freedom and wrote my own parts, my own solos, played what I wanted, and Axl/Caram (producer) kept what they liked...

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[–]ChipiChipi 8 poeng 11 timer siden

hey Bumble, thanks for doing this. We met briefly during your Córdoba concert in 2011, and I wanted to thank you that you came down a hung out for a bit with us, that meant a lot, specially since you were going through so much pain. I will hold on to my signed booklet of Chi Dem (the Catcher lyrics) for the rest of my life.

That said, I was looking at the setlist for the solo shows you did in Chile and Argentina and I wanted to ask you: why did your show in Chile consisted more of your solo stuff, and the one in Argentina was basically shared with a covers band? I would've love to see you man, but in totally different circumstances (actually seeing you play your stuff, which is great IMO).

Also, any news on a Córdoba show next year? That would be fantastic, as I was completely starstruck by your presence and couldn't articulate myself very well Very Happy

Lastly, is there anything that you would change from your time so far with Guns?

Hope you're doing fantastic, and that you're free from any physical pain.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 13 poeng 11 timer siden

The Chile show was an actual 'Bumblefoot' show. The Argentina show was an invite to jam covers with another band. I hope to come back to S. America and do a bunch of solo shows Smile Gracias!!

I can't change anything about the past, can only think about what I want to be better for the future w/ Guns, for fans, for the band, for myself. Might be a lost battle, lol, but still worth fighting. Smile

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[–]Dutch92 7 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron! When you decided to start using a fretless guitar, was it anything to do with influence from middle-eastern musical culture? Is it so you can get those 'inbetween' notes? I'm doing an essay on the combination of western and eastern musical culture and would be amazing to hear your response. Cheers man!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 10 poeng 11 timer siden

I experimented a lot as a kid & teen with guitar modification, made some crazy guitars...

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I hooked up with VigierGuitars.com in the late 90s and they were making a beautiful fretless guitar, I started playing it in '99 and loooved it. It's a different approach. Definitely recommend trying it Smile

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[–]aprofondir 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Can I take your guitar, you know, for science...

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[–]bjerhjinanikle 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron! I've been a huge fan of yours since I first heard "Normal" back in 2006 (and Delilah is one of my favorite songs ever)... Do you have any plans to release another solo album? Will it continue the Normal/Abnormal series?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 5 poeng 10 timer siden

I'm going to release more music, yes... starting to write more songs. No album concept yet, will let that build itself Smile

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[–]man_mayo 2 poeng 11 timer siden

I've seen you on That Metal Show a couple times and just wonder how important you think shows like that are to give fans a different view of their favorite musicians and provide a platform to keep real music alive.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 10 timer siden

You said it best Smile It gives fans a different view of their favorite musicians and provides a platform to keep real music alive. Well said! The show succeeded because it's what you want Smile

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[–]man_mayo 2 poeng 9 timer siden

Cool man. Thanks. If you get a chance to answer a follow-up, what about doing the show appealed to you and what is it like to film with those guys?

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[–]sandrakoenig 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron ,I'd be interessted in what it means to you to make music :-)

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 10 timer siden

To make music is to be alive, and through music we all connect together, something greater than self. Smile

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[–]curious118 2 poeng 10 timer siden

great answer ron. loved that

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[–]sandrakoenig 2 poeng 10 timer siden

Thank You very much Ron :-)

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[–]dbbost 2 poeng 10 timer siden

What do you think the best guitar solo is in the GnR setlist?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 9 timer siden

End of November Rain Smile

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[–]GNRVahland 2 poeng 10 timer siden

Hi Ron, In about 2 weeks (Jan.11th) you will play in amsterdam/Hoofddorp.

Any chance you gonna play covers like Saturday Night - Herman Brood or Radar Love - Golden Earring ?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

AHHH!! So many BBF songs to play, don't know if we'll have time for covers! Razz Nice choices!!

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[–]Arnarsi 1 poeng 10 timer siden

Any plans on touring the Nordics and include Iceland this time?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Would looooooooooove to, with GNR or BBF, hopefully that can happen. Smile All up to promoters wanting us to play, reaching out to the booking agent, working it out with management....... middlemen, aaahh!!!! Razz

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[–]alacayo22 1 poeng 10 timer siden

any chance of getting your albums out on vinyl? especially Abnormal..

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 9 timer siden

Maybe a limited run at some point...? Smile

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[–]LynnyB 1 poeng 10 timer siden

Hi Ron, Why can't GNR release dates and locations for the rest of the 2014 tour? Surely the Management have the itinerary already planned? My friends and I want to arrange our holidays so that we can follow the band for a week or two, but that is going to be so difficult if dates aren't released until much nearer the time. Thanks.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

It's SOOOOOOOOOOO frustrating, I know!! I can't plan my life either. I'm guessing(?) that all the info is not confirmed fully and they don't want to misinform or mislead people with wrong info or changing info.... very sorry about that. Razz

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[–]MaddenCorps 1 poeng 10 timer siden

Nice playin!

Whats the point of having long hair if you just keep up in a bun?

Whats the deal with the DVD?

Are you ever going to where a storm trooper helmet again?

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[–]Saltthedead 1 poeng 10 timer siden

Are there any unknown song titles or working titles you can divulge for us fans to ponder about?

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[–]Britboi 2 poeng 10 timer siden

Yo bumblefoot! I was wondering what your opinions of bands like Porcupine tree and Opeth are. They are leaning more into the proggy side of metal, which you dabble in a little with some of your albums, but have a type of music that I think suits your guitar style. Also, are you coming down to Florida any time soon? Cheers!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 8 timer siden

Great stuff, yes!!! Intelli-metal, lol! Will be doing a cruise w/ Tony Harnell out of Miami in Feb... Smile [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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[–]Troy-Ellis 2 poeng 10 timer siden

Hey Ron!! Been a fan since the beginning!! Any chance of solo dates in Toronto? I book shows here and would love to have you here sir.

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Would love to, thank you! Hopefully in 2014 Smile

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[–]pileofpointedsticks 1 poeng 10 timer siden

What are the odds on a reunion with former band members in GNR, specifically Slash?

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[–]Saltthedead 3 poeng 9 timer siden

Why do you care specifically about slash?

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[–]pileofpointedsticks 0 poeng 9 timer siden

Why wouldn't I? He seems to be the least likely to sign on for a reunion, just wanted to feel that out.

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[–]Saltthedead 2 poeng 9 timer siden*

I was just curious because as far as what made Gnr sound the way they did, slash played less of a role than izzy in the writing dept and izzy seems to be more likely to write and tour with the current guys. Slash was a big part of the image of Gnr, but it doesn't really matter when youre listening to the music. Plus after playing with fergie, random favors of the week, etc... And selling his name an image to anyone with a buck, it just seems like it wouldn't be that good of an idea in reality. I was curious because you named slash specifically as opposed to someone who wrote more and actually has a chance of hooking up with the band again in izzy. You're basically asking Ron if he's gonna get fired. If there was gonna be are reunion, which there's not, it wouldn't be announced by Ron in this AMA.

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[–]pileofpointedsticks 1 poeng 9 timer siden

To a casual fan, Slash > Izzy. Slash would sell more tickets and create more buzz for the band.

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[–]Saltthedead 4 poeng 9 timer siden

I agree, but it's pretty weird to care more about someone with a top hat being in the band than a guy who contributed way more and even sings on several tracks. Slash would sell more tickets but I'd be willing to bet anything better songs would be written with Izzy. That's really all that should matter. I guess that's the image obsessed world we live in tho.

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[–]pileofpointedsticks -1 poeng 9 timer siden

Not really. At this stage in the game no one is really clamoring for new GNR albums or songs, they are a nostalgia thing.

Case in point, I saw Kiss in concert in 1997 (I'm dating myself, but oh well). It was their first tour in full makeup with the original lineup since the 80s. They didn't play a single new song or even release an album for that tour, but they sold out arenas because people wanted to see the old Kiss back together.

If GNR announced a tour tomorrow with the old band lineup (including Slash), it would be front page news.

Kinda out of place to have this discussion in this AMA, but I'm sure it's not the first time Ron's had this brought up around him.

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[–]Saltthedead 1 poeng 9 timer siden

I'm clamoring for new stuff from this iteration though. I mean, chidem had a few brilliant songs, a few good, and a few poor, but I thought the mix of different styles was really interesting. I feel like if the ballads were two or three instead of 7 or 8, and the really industrial tracks were replaced with more traditional rockers With only a hint of crazy effects, it would've been recieved better and been a better record overall. I agree with what youre saying though, but I think the reason people are on a nostalgia trip for old guns is because new guns aren't doing anything to fill the void.

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[–]pileofpointedsticks 0 poeng 8 timer siden

    I think the reason people are on a nostalgia trip for old guns is because new guns aren't doing anything to fill the void

That's a valid point.

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[–]Saltthedead 2 poeng 8 timer siden*

Thanks. When you think about it, tons of bands lose members all the time, and while there's always a sect of people who want the old, as long as the new is being productive and releasing quality stuff it's usually just a sect. No band gets the hate that new Gnr does. As a diehard, even I'll admit a lot of the reasons are valid. Being hours late to gigs, takin fifteen years to release a good at best album, no new music in years, canceling shows and tours, never putting out videos or anything to get people to know who the new guys are, so many lineup changes in such a short amount of time... This iteration of the band has been around for a while, they should drop openin acts at shows since no one cares anyways and show a documentary movie on the new band, get people to know them, then watch them perform, release it on Netflix, release even a few singles a year... Get people to see them as a band and not hired hands. I hate when people call new gr a cover band, but with Ron admitting here they haven't finished a single song since he joined (06?07) I'm starting to think that's all they are is a cover band. If all people get are old songs of course it's just gonna make them want the old guys performing them. Sorry for the rant, I'm a frustrated fan haha.

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[–]william_liftspeare 1 poeng 1 time siden

If you read Slash's book, he says it's completely out of the question for him, mostly because of how awful his relationship with Axl was in the time before he left.

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[–]lemmyhead 2 poeng 9 timer siden

Did you get anything nice for Christmas ?

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[–]revelator1 2 poeng 9 timer siden

Hey BBF, you have been one of my favorites since you joined GNR, I have purchased your normal and abnormal albums and say you when you played with GNR in Seattle at KeyArena.

Question: which of the new era songs are hardest for you to play and which from the classic era are the most difficult as well?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 8 timer siden

Thank you Smile None of the stuff is difficult after a gazzzzillion shows playing them, lol, but the most complex overall (arrangement, technique, accuracy, etc...) would probably be Shackler's (new) and Estranged (old)

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[–]revelator1 1 poeng 5 timer siden

Thanks! And also thanks for bringing Estranged back to the set list!

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[–]E7ernal 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Hey Ron! I've been a fan of your solo work long before you joined GnR. I've had the fortune of listening to every song from the Adventures of Bumblefoot through Abnormal. The evolution and stylistic variance of your music throughout the years has made every album pleasurable in its own way. Each album has its own flavor and it's own character. That's something very unusual in today's music scene, and sorely underappreciated.

Your earlier sounds were less rock and more experimental metal, with songs like "Meat" and "Fly in the Batter". Normal and on I've seen more punk and rock influence. Do you think you'll ever write another Hands? Or do you feel your musical interests pulling you somewhere new?

I know most people here are probably GnR fans, but I want them and you to know, your solo music blows GnR stuff out of the water. It's truly inspirational. Never stop writing, man.

-e7

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 8 timer siden

Thanks so much!!! Very Happy I kinda feel like the 2011 singles had a bit of the raw Hands vibe to them - Invisible, Father, Catfight.... Smile

Thanks for all, Happy Holidays!!

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[–]E7ernal 1 poeng 8 timer siden

There are 2011 singles?

SWEET JESUS MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME!

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[–]BumbleProject 1 poeng 9 timer siden

You know man, we just want new music. And seems like the management don't give a shit about it, so the leaks are our only hope.

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[–]Saltthedead 2 poeng 8 timer siden

Would you guys ever consider scrapping the opening bands that no one cares about in favor of maybe a documentary type video to get people acclimated with the new guys? It seems like if people are at the show they're open to the idea of the new guys, but maybe are just there to hear classics. It'd be a good way to introduce yourselves, then show off what you got, no? Make the people have a connection with and remember the band instead of just the songs.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 8 timer siden

Thank you all SO MUCH for the great questions! So nice hearing from you all, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! See you in 2014 Smile

Let's do this again some time, was fun!! Very Happy

Thanks for all,

Ron

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[–]curious118 1 poeng 8 timer siden

thank YOU for taking the time - happy holidays!!! Smile

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[–]Alpha-Pig 5 poeng 11 timer siden

Does Axl suffer from bipolar disorder? Do you believe all the psychic vibe stuff he's hung up on (evil spirits, etc...), or do you just humor him?

PS: seen you live twice and you were fantastic!

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[–]mr_motherfkr 0 poeng 10 timer siden

That line of questioning is inappropriate

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[–]Alpha-Pig 7 poeng 10 timer siden

AMA stands for Ask Me Anything. I am taking him at his word.

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[–]mr_motherfkr 0 poeng 5 timer siden

And u were ignored!

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[–]Alpha-Pig 1 poeng 4 timer siden

The silence speaks more than any answer could. Smile

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Re: 2013.12.27 - Interview with Bumblefoot on Reddit / AMA

Post by Soulmonster on Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:45 pm

[–]WASH_YOUR_VAGINA 0 poeng 10 timer siden

As much as I want to know about him, you're right - Axl is a private person, answering on his behalf would impossible/disrespectful

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[–]Alpha-Pig 5 poeng 10 timer siden

Definitely not asking him to answer on Axl's behalf, more so from his own perception of the situation. I absolutely adore Axl and am in no way trying to troll this AMA, but I can't help but wonder (especially after reading the autobiographies of his former band mates) if he is better off being coddled. I guess I'm ultimately wondering is if it is okay to be mentally ill if you are super rich.

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[–]WASH_YOUR_VAGINA 1 poeng 9 timer siden

When you out it that way... I see your point. Steven Adler wrote about him as if he was bipolar - loving him in one chapter, hating him in the next. I always assumed he'd gotten some help and was more mellow now, but my only evidence for that is his meeting with Duff and the apparent lack of issues in the last ten or so years

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[–]lemmyhead 5 poeng 11 timer siden

What is one GNR song that you with Guns N Roses have never played that you would like to add to the setlist ?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 7 poeng 11 timer siden

Perfect Crime, Yesterdays... would like to do Scraped more often...

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[–]manets 2 poeng 11 timer siden

What about Riad?

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[–]dbbost 2 poeng 11 timer siden

New GnR doesn't do Yesterday's? Why? It's a great song

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[–]zosorose 1 poeng 10 timer siden

I got scraped at the 2010 London Ontario gig, it was awesome

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[–]curious118 1 poeng 10 timer siden

scraped is great Smile

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[–]MrF33n3y 1 poeng 10 timer siden

Saw Scraped live in Hamilton in 2010. Thought it was great live, it's a shame it's only been played a few times...

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[–]fasterthanphaq 5 poeng 11 timer siden

Thank you for doing this AMA, I am a huge (read: HUGE) Guns n Roses fan. I think Estranged is probably my favorite song ever, I think Axl is a lyrical genius. Now onto the questions: What is Axl like in real life, is he as difficult to get along with as the rumors leave us to believe? What is your favorite Guns song to play and why? What was your personal feelings about Axl not performing with Guns during the HOF performance, and would it hurt your feelings if he were ever to decide to do a reunion?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 11 poeng 11 timer siden

Axl is a person. Only difference is that if you get frustrated for a moment, it doesn't end up on YouTube as entertainment and your legacy forever... lol. He likes to have fun, and I've seen plenty of that Smile

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[–]malignant_carbuncle_ 5 poeng 11 timer siden

Your solo stuff got me through high school and you are the greatest person ever that's all

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 7 poeng 11 timer siden

Thank you so much Smile Means a lot to me to know this, THANK YOU Smile

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[–]khall6344 1 poeng 11 timer siden

Was there any pressure succedding "Buckethead"?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 6 poeng 11 timer siden

No. We're all musicians, not a competition, you do what you love and share that love. Smile (Last time I saw Bucket was in 99, he told me he really dug my Hands album & asked if I'd sing on his music, gave me his #... called a few times, never answered - then heard he had joined GNR, aaaaah.)

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[–]khall6344 1 poeng 11 timer siden

Thank you for your time. Thats pretty amazing two talked about a collaboration before either had joined GNR.

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[–]gunsguy 4 poeng 11 timer siden

It is very obvious that millions of fans want to know, time frame for a Guns record? If you can answer roughly?

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[–]curious118 5 poeng 11 timer siden

2036 ;-))

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[–]Eroneko5150 1 poeng 11 timer siden*

Hi Ron I'm currently in Japan so Unfortunately I will not be able to see your show in Paris in January 12th with The Morglbl, But say Hello to Christophe, Ivan,and Aurel for me..and Please Come here in Western Japan to play...your Crazy nice music I have juste one question what about the funny colored things you put on the head of your double neck Vigier?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

They're wristbands that light up, a gift from a friend Smile Thank you, Happy Holidays!!!

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[–]BrandNewLimit 1 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey! Thanks for doing this, big fan.

What is the most frustrating part for you, working in the music industry?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 9 timer siden

The bullshitters. 90% of people lead you through a long maze to a dead end...

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[–]DarenHudson14 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Hi Ron, ty for doing this, I'm Guns N' Roses fan and, too i like your works alone. When you were a kid, you were a fan of Gn'R? I wished to go to The Roxy in Argentina. Greeting, ty for follow back! We see that you are a simple person. I love your solos in Guns N' Roses!!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 9 timer siden

Sure, I was a fan Smile I liked GNR & played some GNR covers with friends as a teenager Smile Hope to see you in 2014 Smile

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[–]DarenHudson14 1 poeng 7 timer siden

How nice! When you come to Argentina I'll be there. Thank you very much for answering!

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[–]lakerhaterchris 1 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey RON will you bee at NAMM this year.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Yes, in n' out of NAMM, mostly at the TC Electronic & Vigier Guitars booths, and playing solo shows at night - dates/info at bumblefoot.com Smile Hope to see you!

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[–]WASH_YOUR_VAGINA 1 poeng 11 timer siden

At what point did you decide to grow such a badass beard? His do you deal with the massive (undeserved) criticism you get every day online and everywhere else? And finally, how big of a shock was it to be asked into Guns N Roses? You went from being (comparatively) unknown to the general population, to being one if the leading figures in one of the most well known bands in the world! I can't imagine what can feels like!

And I'd like to say thank you, your solo music, your sense of humour that shows through that, cheers me up immensely. Merry Christmas, Mr. Foot!

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[–]MerryChristmasBot 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year /u/WASH_YOUR_VAGINA!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 9 timer siden

The beard acquired me. It found me and attache me to it. I do what it says, and it allows me to be its human.

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[–]WASH_YOUR_VAGINA 1 poeng 9 timer siden

I know this feeling. People tell me to shave - I can't shave, because it knows

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[–]ILoveNuGNR 1 poeng 11 timer siden

How do you and dj get along?

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[–]endlesslaundry 2 poeng 11 timer siden

What is your favorite band and why? Also, greetings from Amsterdam!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

Greetings! The Beatles Smile Because of George Martin, their producer. Together they turned every song into a masterpiece with the classical instrumentation & studio experimentation.

Dank je!!

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[–]b0bbi 2 poeng 10 timer siden

Hey Ron, any experience with onboard preamps a la Frank Zappa?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Not a lot, been sticking with all-in-one tube heads... Engl Invader 100W mostly, although the Vox ToneLabEX has been getting me through some amp-challenged situations in a great way Smile

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[–]manfisman 2 poeng 10 timer siden

By the interviews you guys give, it seem that everybody in the band WANTS to make a new record. But, is seems that there's always a issue that stops everything. Many of us starting wondering if the issue is lack of support from the label. Is that the case?

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[–]moosgoo 2 poeng 9 timer siden

I've got a walnut in my pantaloons!

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[–]Shageen 1 poeng 11 timer siden

Thanks for doing the AMA. Is Gun's N Roses a full fledged band or is it Axl and hired musicians to fill a role (similar to Gene/Paul from Kiss).

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Somewhere in-between. We're hired, we're not business partners - but hired to be ourselves, to be who we are, to write and play and be who we are, with no "you must play this & wear this & say this...", none of that. Smile

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[–]raindogs70 2 poeng 11 timer siden

How did you meet Jennifer, what was her parents' first impression of you, and how have you both been able to keep the marriage strong? The musician's life can ruin relationships for a variety of reasons.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 9 timer siden

People tried to set us up on a blind date for 6 months. We finally agreed, set on hating each other. She tried to get rid of me by talking about astro-physics, and it made me suddenly interested in her, and I responded, which made her interested in me (no one told us the other had a brain...) That was nearly 24 years ago Smile

The key to keeping relationships strong is to not let the other feel left out. Include your better half, experience everything together Smile

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[–]aprofondir 1 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Bumble, I've been sending you my drawings and contacting you for months now and I'm your biggest fan, I just want to say: Hi Bumble, thanks for being my inspiration, you're a hero Very Happy

    Is there any chance of you playing in Bosnia or Serbia?

    What's your favorite story (that you can tell us) from being on the road with Guns?

Thanks for doing this AMA, cheers!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 5 poeng 11 timer siden

Thank you!!! Would love to come back to Serbia, and would be great if we could play Bosnia as well Smile A lot of great memories... some of the best ones are when we'd bring a kid on stage, I'd have him strum my guitar during a song, things like that Smile Things that inspire Smile

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[–]aprofondir 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer, I'd give you a cookie if you were here Very Happy If you come to Bosnia, I'll be waiting!

Cheers!

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[–]miguelbatalha 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Dear Bumblefoot, I play guitar and I dream of going to a music school to get a degree. Unfortunately, it's too expensive to go abroad and in the country I live there aren't any course on "modern music". I really want to make music part of my living/income. Any tips?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 11 poeng 11 timer siden

You don't need an education or a degree. You need passion, perseverance, dedication, and you goal should always be to make the best art you can. The rest of the world decides if they like it or not, it's not in your hands. So being a 'success' should never be a goal. Giving the world something of artistic value, because you have no choice, you MUST - that's what matters. Education will come through experience. And at that point you may have more opportunities to explore academic paths. Smile Get the experience, don't wait for it to be given to you. Smile

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[–]miguelbatalha 4 poeng 11 timer siden*

Getting it. Recording my first original as a solo artist, ATM. Thanks!

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[–]obadetona 1 poeng 11 timer siden

What would be your #1 tip for beginners learning guitar?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 5 poeng 11 timer siden

Have fun Smile Play what you want, how you want...

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[–]MrF33n3y 1 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron, Huge fan of both your solo stuff, and your time with GN'R, thanks for all the great music Smile

My question - you've been touring a lot of new parts of the world the last couple years, with GN'R and on your own. Having now played in India, Indonesia, Albania, Lebanon, etc. are there any other countries few rock artists get to that you'd particularly like to play in? I know you've mentioned in interviews that you really like to play places that people are starved for live music.

Thanks, all the best!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 7 poeng 11 timer siden

Thanks so much Smile I'd love to play throughout Africa, Iceland, more Asia (Kazakhstan to Nepal...), the Philippines & Thailand... haven't played anywhere I didn't like, everywhere in the world has something special to offer, you learn & grow every time Smile

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[–]MrF33n3y 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Thanks for the answer! Traveling is a passion of mine, so it's always great to see artists that like to play off the beaten path, so to speak.

Hope to see you live again sometime in the new year!

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[–]Heisenjerk 1 poeng 11 timer siden

What is your favorite Tarantino film?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 11 timer siden

That's a real tough choice....! Pulp, Dogs, Kill Bill's, Jackie, Dusk Til Dawn, Grindhouse.....

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[–]2feetorless 2 poeng 11 timer siden

The Bumble

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[–]gabby123456 1 poeng 9 timer siden

is there an age to start in music? i'm 23 and i always loved music but my mother never lets me get into it cause is not a "real job" and i won't make money with that... but now i finished a career to amke her happy... and I wanna do what i really love but i'm not sure if I have hope what do you think?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 8 timer siden

Any age Smile Make music because you love it, and get income doing whatever else interests you - make your life what you want it to be.... Smile

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[–]gabby123456 1 poeng 8 timer siden

thank you is always good to have someone who cheers you up and better if you admire this person Wink

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[–]rafaeldamage 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Hi again. What kind of amp did you use for the ChiDem sessions? You used your ENGL or some Mesa or a classic marshall? Direct to the amp¿ Some pedals around? (wah, dist, chorus, bla bla). I'm a gearslut ( Wink ) and always wanted to know that.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 8 timer siden

Used an old Marshall with a Blues Driver pedal & Dunlop wah... Smile

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[–]rafaeldamage 1 poeng 8 timer siden

Thank you, gonna buy those things someday to sound like you. Love the sound you've got on CD! Thank you bumble, you're so cool and humble.

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[–]reiids 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Hey Ron, do you listen to any hip hop? There's a lot of pretty incredible young hip hop artists paving a new path for music, such as Mac Miller. Have you ever listened to him? I believe he's gonna be the next huge artist for this generation.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 8 timer siden

I've listened to & worked with a lot of hip hop artists, yes Smile Always a fan of Busta Rhymes....

w/ Scarface.... Smile [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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[–]Thekip 1 poeng 9 timer siden

I need to hear several time a song before I appreciate it. Then I love it more and more each time I hear it. On the other hand, songs I like at first hearing gets quickly boring to me. I feel it's a real burden for me when I try to write songs. Can you quickly identify good songs? Do you have any tip for me to avoid giving up quickly on good ideas and insist with poor riffs?

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[–]curious118 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this Ron. Great honest answers - as usual. Lots of love Very Happy

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[–]feconroses 0 poeng 9 timer siden

Would you consider forming a new band with all the current GNR members but...without Axl? Many people want to hear what you guys can do collectively, which seems imposible if it's done under the GNR name or Axl's timetable.

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[–]pileofpointedsticks 1 poeng 9 timer siden

What's it like working with Axl?

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[–]12Guage 0 poeng 9 timer siden

Does Jarmo keep Axl's short n curlys in a glass jar on his night stand?

Is Axl and Beta secretly married?

Is Fernando's boyfriend a nice guy?

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[–]Fez_90 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Hi Ron! HUGE fan here! I'm reading this as I'm recovering from a crazy night last night and was wondering what YOUR craziest night partying has been? Thanks for doing this AMA! Very Happy

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[–]clementmurgia 1 poeng 8 timer siden

Hey Ron, I'd just like to say you're a big inspiration for a good friend of mine, and now his music inspires me as much as yours does ! So I gotta thank you twice for being so awesome. My friend kinda transmitted the bumblevirus to me , haha Smile Quick question, do you still sometimes feel so uninspired that you feel you no longer know just how to play ? :p That's all, thx for everything, and see you in Paris in a few weeks ! Loved the previous show in Oct Wink

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 8 timer siden

Thank you Smile Sometimes I get worn down from all the nonsense (drma, bizz...) and then I remind myself that none of it actually changes anything about me & what I love, playing guitar & making music Smile

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[–]clementmurgia 1 poeng 8 timer siden

I totally get this feeling, like getting back to the essential Smile I find it fantastic to be able to share this kind of thoughts with a person I admire and whose music touches me so much, soooo well thanks for the answer there, have fun tonight & see you Wink

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[–]BumbleProject 0 poeng 8 timer siden

I think Ashba is a complete douchebag, his style sucks, his music sucks and he can't even play TIL solo. Do you like to work with him?

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[–]ArchmageJesus 0 poeng 8 timer siden

I met you last year in Columbus and bought some of your hot sauce... As someone who has been a fan of GnR forever, it was awesome and you were as cool as I had ever hoped you would be. Thanks for being a good dude!

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[–]12Guage 0 poeng 8 timer siden

Has steven Adler ever shot you up with an 8 Ball?

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[–]kjg1123 1 poeng 8 timer siden

Hey Ron! Huge fan of yours. Just had a quick question. I know you and Guthrie are good friends. Tell us something about him the rest of us might not know? Smile

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[–]MrSlipperyFist 1 poeng 8 timer siden

Have you ever done a solo show in Melbourne, Australia? If not (or even if so), any plans on doing one/doing one again? To be honest I'm not a huge GnR fan and would rather see you playing your own material (been a fan since Hands came out), and so I've never gone to any of the GnR Australia shows since you joined. If you ever do a sideshow though or something of your own material I'd love to see it advertised so I could hear it in the flesh.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 8 timer siden

I'd looove to do a solo tour throughout Ozz, hoping in 2014 I can make something happen Smile HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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[–]MrSlipperyFist 1 poeng 3 timer siden

I'm following you on Facebook anyway, so if you do ever do anything solo down under I'm sure I'll know about it. I'll be the first to buy a ticket (and probably all your merch, too).

Thanks for the response and happy holidays to you too Mr. Foot.

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[–]o151proofburn 1 poeng 8 timer siden

besides music, what other ventures have you pursued?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 8 timer siden

Hot sauce...!! [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

(I'm a fiery food junkie, go to a lot of hot sauce festivals, love it!)

And guitar cases... Smile [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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[–]o151proofburn 1 poeng 6 timer siden

awesome, looks like im getting bumblefucked!

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[–]DarioBlackrose 1 poeng 8 timer siden

Bumblefoot,you are great guitarist,but can you make some guitar lessons where you teach how to play some GNR songs? Can you say more about new GNR album? Great greetings from Zadar,Croatia! Say hi to all GNR memebers,especially to Axl and Richard Fortus! I have 12 years and I am your huge fan and I play electric guitar. Will GNR or you come to Croatia? I am huge(really huge)fan of GNR Very Happy And Merry Christmas to all GNR from Zadar,Croatia! Very Happy And you know Duff,right? When you see him,can you tell him to visit and make concert in Croatia and he is greatest bass player on the world?

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[–]BumbleProject 1 poeng 8 timer siden

The General is a good song?

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[–]harrylime88 1 poeng 8 timer siden

I've noticed over the years since you joined the band, your playing style has changed a lot. I'll give an example: your solos on Nightrain and You Could Be Mine in 2006 were way more technical-sounding and kind of veered towards shredding (in my opinion) whereas I think nowadays they're somewhat more melodic without sounding like imitations of Slash, so clearly you're still bringing your own personality to them. My question is, was that a conscious effort on your part to make the solos sound more like the songs originally did? Or did that just kind of happen organically as you 'connected' with the vibe of the band the more you played with them? (Hopefully that's not an insulting question, I mean it as a compliment.) Also, you guys should play TWAT more often. I think it's interesting how the song takes on more of a rock n' roll edge when it's played live, when it's stripped down a bit more than the album version.

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[–]zosorose 1 poeng 7 timer siden

Great post!

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[–]LadySondra 1 poeng 7 timer siden

Ron I have a question for you. You were blessed of course with this awesome talent, if you didn't become a musician, what would have been your other choice of a career? I often wonder about that with others as wellll

Sondra

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[–]gaz832 0 poeng 7 timer siden

Hi Ron,

I strongly believe that both you and Slash are the two greatest guitarists GNR have ever had. I was wondering, have you ever met Slash and what do you think of him as a guy and as a musician?

Thanks dude

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[–]Didicito 1 poeng 7 timer siden

Hi Ron!

What do you miss most of the AoBBF/Uncool/Hands era?

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[–]IndyTheGreat 1 poeng 7 timer siden

Hi, Ron! MASSIVE fan here. You talk about your origins on the guitar a lot, but you never talk about your extremely well-developed singing ability. Did you ever take any vocal lessons? What made you decide to sing in the first place? How did you even get so good at singing when it's not your primary focus?

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[–]OhShitItsSeth 1 poeng 7 timer siden

What's your favorite GNR song pre-Chinese Democracy?

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[–]ourben 1 poeng 5 timer siden

Hey man, saw you play izod center a few years back, honestly not huge on guns n roses but some friends took me. Gotta say you made the night for me way to go

Btw, I'll never forget that double neck you played, it was sex on ice

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[–]Mangoshark69 1 poeng 4 timer siden

What GNR 's song do you consider to be funnest to play?

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[–]Cartesian_Theatre 1 poeng 3 timer siden

Hey Ron,

As a teenager, my guitarist inspirations have always been the entire Boggling gods of guitar bunch which include Christophe Godin, Mattias Eklundh, Guthrie Govan, you etc. who can manage to even add humor to their music. Please forgive me if this question is long >_<"...

To advance as a guitarist and musician each one of you'll said that practicing isn't really practicing for you'll and for certain exercises or rules that you'll profess to help and save time, weren't really used by you'll in the first place. (eg. Guthrie said that he didn't really practice with a metronome and got his sense of timing from playing along records)

We have a lot of information out there... It's almost disturbing the amounts of guitar content just floating out there. There are so many schools of thought that for someone who just fiddles around, the way to progress is a huge crossroads of paths all leading in some other direction all claiming to be able to take you to the final destination. I don't know whether I should copy those licks of a charlie parker record only to forget them 2 days later or start trying to learn a song using tabs or notes only to get bored half-way and start over. Concentrate on learning to be the best improviser and just end-up playing scales up and down or try to spend time getting "the roots" as all the guitarists say with the blues to be able to phrase more melodically and/or transcribing long solos and licks which I eventually don't end up using.

My generation has too many options which is for some reason more distracting ? I know it's stupid or lazy to say that I am spoilt for choice.

But this question is more from a kid who feels that he needs to be able to switch on to "practice" mode to start improving and isn't naturally "talented" or won't fake that he loves the guitar to be able to consider practice as no practice. To someone who came from the time where all the tools at our disposal didn't exist !! Which way do I turn ?

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[–]FishTamer 1 poeng 26 minutter siden

Hi! Can you relate to me anything about your experiences with Guthrie Govan? Your solo on Rhode Island Shred is one of my favorite solos on that album!

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[–]gunsguy 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Ron, it is said Guns will perform 2-3 new songs on the upcoming tour, what songs are they?

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[–]Boronin 0 poeng 11 timer siden

What's Axl really like to work with?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 8 poeng 11 timer siden

On stage, he gives all he's got, and is always cracking jokes in the monitors trying to make me laugh & screw up my solos, often succeeding, LOL!

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[–]WASH_YOUR_VAGINA 1 poeng 11 timer siden

It's fun watching him fucking with you and DJ. Its a joy to see people having fun!

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[–]obadetona -1 poeng 11 timer siden

If you could play lead guitarist for any band other than GNR, what would it be?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 10 poeng 11 timer siden

Muse. Foo Fighters. System Of A Down. Can make a list 1000 bands long....! Smile Thanks!

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[–]Heisenjerk 0 poeng 11 timer siden

best answer ever.

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[–]obadetona 0 poeng 11 timer siden

no, thank you!

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[–]KristopherRocancourt -1 poeng 11 timer siden

Are you saying playing in this 'cover band' is just a stepping stone?

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[–]mr_motherfkr -1 poeng 8 timer siden

@KristopherRocancourt Cut ur shit out

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[–]fackyouman -1 poeng 11 timer siden

Which artists/bands are you currently listening to?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 10 timer siden

Latest Dillinger Escape Plan album, and the aforementioned THANK YOU SCIENTIST, my fave new band Smile

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[–]BBFGNR 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Awesome! Hi Bumble, can you tell us more about your studio time for Chinese Democracy in 2006-2007? It must be very stressful with all this anticipation...

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[–]Jamblina 0 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron, Again like the rest of us I'm a huge fan, so I am going to ask a few questions! Favourite Iron Maiden song and best place you have been in England!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

Everything from Piece Of Mind & before, love it all!! Prowler to Icarus..... Smile

Best place in England, hmmmmm... Witchwood School Of Rock in Witney Smile

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[–]Stryk-Man 1 poeng 11 timer siden

No question Ron, I just wanted to thank you for making my first GnR concert awesome. I was the kid in Worcestor, MA with the Thanksgiving sign and you brought it on stage. Rock on!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Thank YOU!!! Happy Holidays to you & family!! Very Happy

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[–]curious118 2 poeng 11 timer siden

What exactly DO you want to be better for the future with Guns? How are "management issues" - more and better communication now?

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[–]hungry_koala 0 poeng 11 timer siden

Wow, first time ever being early to an AMA. I've been a fan of GNR since I was a kid, and I still love your music. Keep up the good work!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 10 timer siden

Thank you Smile

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[–]zosorose 1 poeng 11 timer siden

will you maybe release argentenian tango as a solo song... since with gnr it can take forever. love the ideas you have for that one!

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[–]lemmyhead 2 poeng 11 timer siden

Do you guys have to know every Guns N Roses song released (even ones never played live like "Don't Damn Me") or do you just have to know one's that are on a regular setlist.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Just the ones we play. But we do know other songs because we like the songs... Smile

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[–]cjm5196 1 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey bumble, thanks for doing this, you're one of my favorite guitarists. What do you think the next GnR album will sound like? Will it be industrial like OMG, a mix like CD, or something "earthy" like Going Down?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 9 timer siden

I'd love it to sound musically organic and have more space, where you can easily pick out the identity of each member... thanks Smile

[–]Debic 1 poeng 11 timer siden

What is one thing you've never done but really want to do, and one place you've never been but really want to go?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

I've already done too much, lol... love to go wherever the sun is hot and the food is spicy Smile

[–]JuttaI 1 poeng 11 timer siden

If you were asked to share another recipe for a cooking book, what would you share??? ;-)

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 2 poeng 9 timer siden

Probably some weird hot sauce recipe, lol.............. Smile

[–]stormpack 0 poeng 11 timer siden

If a new GNR album happens, in your opinion, will it be mostly made of new tracks, "old" tracks or a mix of both?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 10 timer siden

No idea... I've said for the last 5 years that every time we're going to do a leg of touring, we should hit the studio a week before and bust out a new song that we'd release and play during that leg. If we did that there's already be a new album written by this band at this time... not that simple though, everyone has to be in agreement and it may conflict with label agreements. GAAAAHH!! Would have been great though.

[–]LeviSnuts 1 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron! First, thanks for doing this. I saw you at your first GNR gig at Hammerstein 06. I love what you bring to Guns. So thank you.

Second - on to my questions, I have a few - feel free to answer any/all/none.

    Any chance we'll see AWOL released digitally? I've been looking for it forever.

    What's your favorite moment with Guns?

    Was it your choice to add the little bit of Buckethead to the end of Going Down? Or was that done after you completed your additions?

    Can you put in a word to Axl & Team Beta that the fans would LOVE to see Chinese Democracy on HDtracks in all its glory. It is without a doubt my favorite record and I really want to hear it in 24bit/192khz.

    If you could go back in time and see any performer/concert/event - what would it be?

Thank you so much for everything, the energy you bring to GNR and the closeness of the band really shows and it's great to see the band in top form again. Can't wait to see you guys in 2014!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 9 poeng 11 timer siden

    Hmmm, I don't have clean mixes of it, any digi copies would have vinyl clicks & pops in 'em, lol...
    Fave moment was when we played the Bridge School Benefit show, to me that meant more than anything else we had done...
    I think that was a rough mix, I wasn't part of the mixing...
    They should release the albums as all stems, to 'make your own mix' - I did that in 2011 with my own songs, loved hearing what people did Smile
    First one that comes to mind is Beatles in Hamburg 1962

[–]manfisman -2 poeng 11 timer siden

Were you ever close of leaving GNR? If so, why?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 7 poeng 11 timer siden

Dozens of times, yes. Would rather keep things positive & not elaborate tooooooooooo much, but it's been from late show starts, to health issues, to bizz issues...... once you hit the stage you seem to forget all the bad stuff though Smile

[–]manets 0 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron, you said Simple Days was supposed to have been a Guns N' Roses song. I think it's a great tune, why it didn't work out for GNR? Are there any other songs in your solo albums that were meant for the band?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 11 timer siden

There's going to be plenty of songs on my next releases that would have been for GNR, that I'm keeping for myself. I don't want to give songs to GNR - I want to write songs WITH GNR, so that they're truly GNR songs...

[–]whiteworld 1 poeng 11 timer siden

Mr. Foot! Tom Monda's sister here. I don't have a question for you, but I remember you called me Hotcakes once and it made me happy.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 10 timer siden

HEEEEEEEEEEEY!!! Happy Holidays Hotcakes!! Love to you & the family, miss ya's! Smile

[–]Heisenjerk -2 poeng 11 timer siden

Are you guys planning to release a new album any time soon? You're one of my favoirite guitar players out there btw

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 11 timer siden

Thank you Smile Honestly, I don't predict a new album soon, unless they release unreleased Chinese Democracy era songs.......... Razz

[–]Campion95 -1 poeng 11 timer siden

Hi Ron!

When was the first time you decided to throw more than 1 finger into the mix when tapping? Where did you find the inspiration to do it?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 11 timer siden

I looked down and noticed all those unused fingers, it only made sense to use them Smile Was a teenager when I started getting fancy-shmancy with the tapping....

[–]zosorose -1 poeng 11 timer siden

Hey Ron!

You met my gf and I in Detroit a few years ago before the show and really helped a friend out in Australia last year, so thanks a ton, I really appreciate all that!

Did you have a good holiday? and any chance of an American Bumble tour one day?

Have a great New Years!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 10 timer siden

Hoping to do more Bumble touring everywhere in the world. I let it fall to the side and that was a mistake. Finally getting back to it Smile Solo shows coming up in LA & Vegas in January Smile (info at bumblefoot.com)

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I have tried to make music with my friend for the last few years. I am wondering what steps do you have to take to become recognized in music. I am asking before I will act just to make sure

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 10 timer siden

Don't worry about that. Make music that moves you, and share it. Let the world decide from there Smile

[–]to-infinity -1 poeng 11 timer siden

Did you ever meet Kurt Cobain and what was he like?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Ahhh, never met him, no... Razz Love Nirvana, loved where things were heading... Razz

[–]raindogs70 0 poeng 11 timer siden

How did you know Joe Satriani for him to refer you to GNR?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 11 timer siden

We had just jammed a month earlier, he had me join him on a song - fun stuff Smile He knew a bit of my solo stuff - there are a few degrees of separation between all guitarists, lol...

[–]mygnrforum -3 poeng 11 timer siden

Why won't Axl Rose release out the remainder of the Chinese Democracy session material?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 11 timer siden

Don't know. Think it'd make a great box set chronicling a significant era in the band's history - should include interviews & footage, I think fans would love that. But that aint my call.... Razz

[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 6 poeng 10 timer siden

Thank you Smile Pain for the rest of my life, that I've learned to control by re-learning how to move & completely changing my diet to strict anti-inflammatory. I feel like I've been murdered and the murderer got away. But I channel it into useful things - I made guitar cases that are easier to carry, for people that need it... [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] We're tested for a reason. The reason comes in time...

[–]SargeHarkness 1 poeng 11 timer siden*

Thanks for the awsome live version you do of Don't Cry. Also, thank you for making a Nu GNR I can enjoy! Long live Bumblefoot! What was the first Kiss album you heard?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 10 timer siden

Thank YOU Smile

[–]zqyx -2 poeng 11 timer siden

Hello Ron. Have You some ideas for Your new solo album? When we can expect more new great music from You? Smile Greetings from Poland.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Greetings! I'm slowly starting to write solo songs again, usually takes some devastation to bring out the lyrics...

[–]ClassicRockRadio -1 poeng 11 timer siden

Is there anything on the gig 'rider' which is personal to you? (red m&ms :-) )

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 11 timer siden

Blueberries and water. That's it. In the past year I did ask for plain Greek yogurt, but that seemed to have been too outrageuos a request. I'm such a diva. lol.....

[–]stormpack -2 poeng 11 timer siden

What's your personal view on GNR leaks?

How much do they affect the decisions made by the management and the band?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 11 timer siden

They don't help progress..... Razz

[–]cmurgueitio -4 poeng 11 timer siden

Dear Bumblefoot, What is a Tartufo ? By the way, ever considered coming to Ecuador again ? To do some guitar-clinics ? It'd be cool ! Oh and by the way no.2 : Where is the Poc and the Beard !? hahahahaha

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 10 timer siden

Would love to do some guitar clinics in Ecuador, all around S. America Smile Those are fun! [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Happy Holidays!!! Smile

[–]UYOENT -2 poeng 11 timer siden

Hello Ron ... just wondering, is there a plan in 2014 to hold you or GNR show in Indonesia again ... once is not enough for us to see the appearance of you here .... Smile

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 11 timer siden

Totally up to Indonesian promoters & GNR's booking agent & management. You know I can't get enough of Indonesia, my fingers & toes are crossed! Very Happy

(LOVE your photos brutha!!!)

[–]mariano_13 -2 poeng 11 timer siden*

Hi Ron! Thanks for this AmA and for being so polite with your fans, always. My question is... do you know argentinian music besides tango?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 10 timer siden

I know some, but I'm no expert. Can always learn more Smile

[–]Richy165 0 poeng 11 timer siden

Ron, please tell us you're putting out another album. Your solo releases have been awesome.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Workin' on new solo songs sloooowly, yes Smile Thank you!

[–]emptyheadman -2 poeng 11 timer siden

Fo0t,

Hermit is a brilliant album. How do you look back on its themes of solitude and lonliness now that you're so well known?

Also, I heard a rumor years ago that you transcribed most of Mike Varney's Shrapnel artists for something called Shrapnel University. Any chance you have some floating around?

Thanks for the AMA, being a beast of a player, and being a super cool dude. All the best.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Thank you Smile I'm very happy with the Hermit album, it was honest Smile Just wish the mastering was clearer...!

Don't have those transcriptions, gaaaaah!!

Thanks so much Smile

[–]chooter -3 poeng 11 timer siden

If you had to perform a holiday song, what would it be and why?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 11 timer siden

This.... [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Lol!

[–]BumbleProject 0 poeng 9 timer siden

Do you still talk with Robin Finck?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 8 timer siden

Yes, was going to see him with NIN but I was on the road, missed him. Happy to see him kickin' ass Smile

[–]thelocalhippie 0 poeng 9 timer siden

Ron! No questions here, just wanted to stop by and say Hi. Lookin' forward to catchin' ya in a couple weeks at Vamp'd. I decided to make the trek, I need to escape the snow for a little while. Happy holidays to ya.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 1 poeng 8 timer siden

HEY!! See you there! Very Happy Thanks, Happy Holidays!! Very Happy

[–]kazakaro 1 poeng 9 timer siden

Hey, I'm a massive 'classic' Guns fan, I don't hate Chinese democracy, i just don't love it or feel it. I couldn't choose so I have a couple of questions, firstly, do you ever feel that Guns has become more like Axl's solo project and your just performing on it? Secondly, what is your relations with Slash, Duff, Izzy and Steven or Matt? They was all a massive part of the band that you are a massive part of now and I want to know if you have ever even met them, I know you perform with Izzy semi often and Duff has joined you on stage before for a song or two.

I hope Guns can come somewhere near me in England sometime soon, would be great to see a live show but I guess I shouldn't hold my breath waiting for the new album.

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 8 timer siden

Hey Smile I've had different amounts of contact with past members of Guns, love Duff & Izzy, wonderful guys Smile Had lots of cool times with Duff, love him & his family Smile

[–]DarenHudson14 -2 poeng 11 timer siden

Hi Ron, ty for doing this, I'm Guns N' Roses fan and, too i like your works alone. When you were a kid, you were a fan of Gn'R? Greeting, ty for follow back!

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 4 poeng 11 timer siden

I remember seeing the vid to Jungle at 3AM on MTV, loved it. Played some GNR covers with friends in local cover bands growing up, yeah man - who didn't love Guns?! Smile

[–]manets -1 poeng 11 timer siden

Ron, what's the weirdest thing you've ever seen a fan do in order to get in touch with you or any other artist?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 10 timer siden

One crawled through air-ducts of the venue and came crashing through the ceiling backstage, lol. Another burnt one of my family members with a cigarette, later threatened to slice an assistant's throat. It varies... Razz

[–]NotTheCanadianAverag -3 poeng 11 timer siden

hey Ron I'm a huge fan. I was wondering who wrote the guitar parts for shacklers revenge and what is it like to work with buckethead?

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[–]TheRealBumblefoot[S] 3 poeng 11 timer siden

Thanks Smile The song was already written when I joined, and Bucket had already left, so unfortunately we never got to make music 'together' Razz Hopefully we can some day Smile The final mix was Bucket's main rhythms & whammy parts in chorus, I did fretless riffs in verses, rhythms in the rest, and all the soloing throughout..... such an interesting song, love playing it live!! Smile
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