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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal On The Band Dynamic - "Players Can Be Replaced; People Are Chosen By Who Others Want To Spend Their Time With"

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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at 01:51:57 EST

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal is featured in a new interview with Ryze-Up Magatine. An excerpt is available below:

Photo: Katarina Benozova / Art design: SavanasArt

Q: What advice would you give to newbies in the music scene?

Bumblefoot: "1) Be on time. By 'on time' I mean 'be early.' Make sure you're there for when you need to be — wait in your car, communicate, let them know 10 minutes early that you'll be there in 5 minutes, and walk in 5 minutes later. 2) Be prepared. By 'prepared' I mean 'overly prepared.' Know more than you need to. If you're gonna lay guitar parts, know the drum grooves and where all the accents and up-beats and fills and breaks are, know the bass lines. When the bassist doesn't show and they freak out and you say, 'I know the bass part. I can lay it down,' you'll be the MVP. 3) Be cool. And by that I mean, be a calm, relaxed, easy-going, soothing presence in the room. When everyone is contagiously breaking into panic and stress mode, you'll be their voice of reason without even trying. Players can be replaced — people are chosen by who others want to spend their time with."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

As a way to celebrate a successful 2012 and say thank you to all of his fans, Thal dug into his vault to find an unreleased, heavier version of the song 'Misery' from his Abnormal album. The song is free to everyone, all you have to do is visit and join the brand new Bumblefoot email list.

Bumblefoot wants to keep you updated on his 2013 plans with Guns N' Roses, his work with vocalist Tony Harnell (ex-TNT), new products such as the Bumblefoot hot sauces, and much more. This track can't be found anywhere else, only at