The producer and former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal has talked about the time he played with the band and unveiled the fact that he has no interest in returning back to them after all these years.
During his recent conversation with the nine-years-old Jam Man, the great guitarist Ron Thal, who is renowned with his stage name ‘Bumblefoot’, has answered the questions about his former band Guns N’ Roses, whom he worked with from 2006 until 2014 and performed on their sixth studio album ‘Chinese Democracy.’
He was asked if he ever plays with the Axl Rose-fronted band again and unfortunately said he has gone his own way as they’ve gone their way in 2014. Thal added that they had eight wonderful years together and that’s that.
He detailed how he got along with the rest of the band those years and admitted sometimes they did while the other times they couldn’t manage it. Ron explained that when a bunch of dudes are living together for months at a time, there’s a lot of things that can wear a person down.
On the other hand, he pointed out the fact that when he got on stage, most of the time, he forgot everything and just got lost in the music, becoming a part of something bigger than themselves.
Here is what Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal said about reuniting with the band:
“I think that they’ve gone their way, and I’ve gone my way. We had eight wonderful years together. And that’s that.”
He also answered if they got along with each other and said:
“Like any band, sometimes we did, sometimes we didn’t. When a bunch of dudes are living together for months at a time, traveling from place to place and living such an intense life while you have this whole other life that’s happening back home that needs you, there’s a lot of things that can wear a person down, individuals.
And when that person gets worn down, they’re not gonna be at their best. And other people, depending on who they are, the way they react to people who are worn down and not at their best, it will trigger things in them and maybe not bring out their best.”
And it’s very easy for the stress to get the best of people in a group environment — whether it’s a band, whether it’s an office, whether it’s anyting. That’s just the nature of human beings. The way we feel is very contagious.”
“If one person is foul, everyone gets foul. If one person is happy, everyone can get happy. If one person is laughing, everyone starts laughing. So it’s very easy for us — and when I say ‘us,’ I mean any group of people — to react to each other in any direction.
So, yeah, there were times when we got along great, [and] some times when we really didn’t, and everything in between.
But ultimately, when you get on stage, most of the time, you forget everything and you just get lost in the music and you’re having a great time in that moment, just making music and being a part of something that’s bigger than ourselves and more meaningful than whatever you’re going through.
And you’re there for hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands or whatever it is, that many people, that are there to be happy. And it’s hard not to be when you’re part of that.”
You can check out the rest of the interview below.
Jam Man talks with the Legendary Bumblefoot about Plantery Lockdown and the over 380 muscians who added to the song, working with Sons Of Apollo, His time with Guns N' Roses, becoming the frontman for Original Asia, working with The Dodies and Midnight Preachers, doing band camp, becoming a playable Character in Fortnite , playing with Megadeth's David Ellefson and their upcoming shows, his next band camp, and he even played his guitar and sang with me. He is the nicest guy in Rock N Roll!
Gepostet von Rocking With Jam Man am Dienstag, 29. September 2020