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2010.07.11 - Daily Better (Argentina) - Interview with Bumblefoot

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Post by Soulmonster Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:09 am

Exclusively Interview Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal
Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thal spoke exclusively to DailyBetter©. In an interview recently conducted at one of the most important members of Guns N 'Roses, Bumblefoot tells about his stay in GN'R, about tour and more.

1- I imagine that your life has changed since you are in GN'R. How did change your life since you joined to GN'R?

Life doesn't feel any different. Just more gray hairs in my beard now, haha. Before GNR I was writing, recording, touring, promoting, teaching, collaborating, producing, engineering, and taking care of all the managing and business. Before GNR there would be 7 people with the flu spending 10 hours in a van sleeping on piles of equipment playing shows every night, pissing in bottles while we drive because we don't have time to stop for a bathroom break. Now with GNR, I can get flu medicine while on tour. And I don't have to sleep on equipment. And I don't piss in a bottle, we just show up late.

2- What do you tell us about recording your parts of guitar in Chinese Democracy?

I'd spend 10 to 14 hours each day in the studio trying different guitars, amps, settings, for every song. Would try all different directions - melodic, funky, technical, lay down a hundred tracks and then decisions would be made about what would be used in the song. Did that for rhythm guitars, lead guitars... we recorded at a few studios in LA and NYC in October 2006, and January 2007.

3- What's your personal favorite song of Chinese Democracy? and, to play on stage?

I like Shackler's and Scraped for the energy. And Catcher, such nice melodies....

4- Do you'll like make any video of some song of Chinese Democracy, which?

No video stuff to speak of, not at this point.

5- Are you working on new songs and solo material that you're going to throw?

I have a hard time writing on the road. And we've been on the road a lot. I haven't been able to get my head where it needs to be so I can dig deep and start writing. Usually takes some kind of big mental trauma to kick-start an album. That's how it happened for Normal and Abnormal, I'm sure it'll happen again...

6- You know, the crowd in Argentina It's incredible. How do you feel the public in Argentina? surprised you? Do you want to come back?

What a crazy f**king crowd. You guys do it right. All of Latin America really - wildest crowds, LOVED it.
Would love to come back.

7- How to organize to play every part of the songs between You, Richard & DJ, in live?

Usually when choosing who will play a guitar part, we go into a field with swords and start swinging at each other. The last person standing goes to the side and sits down. The other two guitarists wrap gauze around their wounds, get back up and grab these big heavy mallets and start swinging at each other again. And then, the last person standing wins - they don't have to play the guitar part.

8- What's your favorite solo? any new solo to the next shows?

I like the Shackler's solo, playing the fretted and fretless, then the crazy tapping at the end while singing the chorus. Keeps me busy. If I don't stay busy I start making trouble.

9- What was the best performance show for you so far?

Something about the very last show we did, in Denmark. I don't know if anyone else would agree with me, but to me that was our best show. It just felt like a finely tuned machine on stage.

10- How rehearse are? Do you have any story to tell us?

Usually we get together for a few days before a tour starts. We'll go through the songs, and start to remember how to play them. By the 4th show of the tour we remember.

11- What do you think of DailyBetter? do you like it? Smile

Yes, it's a much better site than DailyOK and DailyNotSoGood. Nice people on your site. Smile

12- Something special you want to tell all the GN'R fans?

Yes.

Ron

THANKS RON 'BUMBLEFOOT' THAL FOR YOUR TIME, HAS BEEN AN HONOR TO US AND ALL FANS THAT YOU SHARE THIS WORDS WITH US!!

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