Guns N' Roses Guitarist Doesn't Want The Band To Make A New Album
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal talks about the way he thinks the band should approach working on new material.
Posted on Feb 08, 2013 03:27 pm
In a recent interview, Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal has spoken about the band's new studio release and the way he would like to see things going.
Apparently, Bumblefoot is not that much into the idea of making an entire album, but prefers the "one song at a time" approach. This approach obviously isn't all that new, with many bands functioning the exact same way, by putting out singles and videos first.
"Personally, I don't want to do an album. I would like to just do a song. Let's just bite off a song and get a song out there and then bite off another song and get that out there. When there's so much touring and so much other stuff going on, don't try and take on 14 songs. Do a song, then another song, then another song and then figure it out from there", the guitarist told Hot Metal Online.
He also adds that putting everything aside and entirely focusing on a new album is hard these days, with numerous things getting in the way.
"There's been talk all the time within us about the next album and what we're going to do and when we're going to do it," Thal says. "But you know, life always gets in the way. Things get in the way. It's hard to have the momentum and the focus and everything that you need. It's hard to put everything aside and do a whole album."
When asked about Axl Rose refusing to attend the band's induction to Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame back in April 2012, Bumblefoot went on to blame the Hall Of Fame itself, adding that the fact that Deep Purple still hasn't been inducted is a "f--king travesty".
"Honestly, we tried to work it out with the Hall Of Fame to come up with something but they had it in their mind that it was their way or no way. So they wouldn't budge and they were just trying to force a situation that wasn't good for everybody. We wanted it to be good for everybody. So... A lot of people should be in there that aren't. Deep Purple isn't in there. That's a fucking travesty."
So what are your opinions on this one? Do you prefer the full album approach or listening to one single at a time? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.