NAMM 2012 VIDEO: Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal interviewed

WARNING: Video contains strong language from the outset.

NAMM 2012: What would a NAMM show be without the engaging presence of Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal? We don't even want to know. The ushanka-topped Guns N' Roses guitarist sat down with us for a most spirited (in both senses of the word) interview at the Vigier Guitars booth.

Thal is, of course, one of the premier artists for Vigier - he has several signature models. We talked with him about his association with the company, and well as the just-completed Guns N' Roses tour, his solo work and how he's feeling after a surviving a most nasty auto wreck last year. He's quite a guy, as you can see in the above video.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.