Ron Thal (Born September 1969 in Brooklyn New York City, NY), also known as Bumblefoot is a virtuoso guitarist and a composer. Noted for both his sense of musical fusion and his bizarre stage antics, he has been called the heavy metal version of Frank Zappa. Not only known as a musician, he has also produced albums for many artists in different musical genres. Currently, he plays guitar for Guns N' Roses.
Bumblefoot says that the first five KISS albums, the Manowar album Battle Hymns, and any of The Beatles' albums had the greatest impact on him when he was younger.
Bumblefoot (aka Ron Thal) is a recording artist and international touring artist from NYC with seven albums released since 1995. Fronting the band as lead singer/guitarist, the music is hard rock, bordering on quirky and experimental. Known for his unusual guitar-work, Bumblefoot has been on the covers of guitar magazines around the world. His guitar playing can be heard in the Spanish guitar soloing of Jessica Simpson's Irresistible dance mix, the punky guitar riff of Spike TV's MXC theme song, in the background of MTV's The Osbournes, The Real World, and much more...