Episode 6

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18th May 2020

9-42 meets Bumblefoot

The one where 9-42 had a surreal evening with Bumblefoot.

Bumblefoot is lead singer and guitarist of the legendary progressive rock band Asia (with Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer and Billy Sherwood), and guitarist of progressive rock band Sons Of Apollo (with Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sheehan and Jeff Scott Soto.

Formerly lead guitarist of rock groups Art of Anarchy (2011 - 2017, including STP/Velvet Revolver vocalist Scott Weiland, Creed vocalist Scott Stapp and Disturbed bassist John Moyer) and Guns'n'Roses (2006 - 2014), Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000. Bumblefoot's unique 'fretless guitar' can be heard throughout Guns N' Roses' 2008 Chinese Democracy album.

This was the first of our lockdown interviews, and although we were still finding our feet with the whole remote recording lark, we still managed to have a fairly manic conversation with the legend that is Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal.

We riffed on all manner of topics, including lockdown gigging, Ron's current projects and how he likes to write with the Sons Of Apollo project. Then we got onto the Rocky Horror Picture Show and it all got a little out of hand.

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About the Podcast

9-42
The Guitar Show Podcast
9-42 is the podcast from the team behind The Guitar Show, the UK's biggest annual guitar event.

I'm Jason, and when I am not co-hosting this podcast I am trying to organise the next Guitar Show. The other co-host is Ant, we've known each other for years and he's the fella that pressured me in to doing this.

Each episode we will endeavour to bring you the stories behind the gear, to talk to the artists, the influencers and the manufacturers that keep us playing and loving the guitar.

About your hosts

Jason Hunt

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Owner of Torn and Frayed Ltd, organiser of The Guitar Show.

A reluctant podcaster, show organiser, lecturer, singer / guitarist

Anthony Short

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I have been tinkering with audio since my mid-teens, recording songs & producing content for friends.

Post university I embraced the world of retail, firstly in supermarkets and later in & around the music instrument industry.

After 20 years or so, I took a sideways step into podcasting and began a venture called ashortstories, which helps in the development & production of podcasts for anyone that has a story to tell.