SONS OF APOLLO’s ‘Psychotic Symphony’ Debuts At #1 On Billboard’s “Heatseekers”

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October 31, 2017 -- Since it was first announced in August, fans of SONS OF APOLLO--former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force)—had high expectations of their highly anticipated debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY. Those fans came out in full force to pick up a copy its first week out, which in turn propelled the album straight to the top of Billboard’s “Heatseeker” chart, where it debuts at #1.
Elsewhere on the Billboard charts:
#10 “Rock Chart”
#33 “Top Current Albums”
Released October 20 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Order it here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS.
As Portnoy exclaims, “The reception to SONS OF APOLLO has been OFF THE CHARTS incredible...well, now actually I guess even ON the charts incredible as well!! Seriously, the reaction from both the fans and the media has been great and we really appreciate all of the love and support so far! 
“Launching a new band is never easy (take it from the man who has launched about 87 of them!), but when you have such an incredibly strong launching point as SOA does, the sky's the limit! We look forward to getting this band on the road and playing all over the world throughout 2018...tour dates are coming very soon!"
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Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Bumblefoot (Sons Of Apollo, Ex-Guns N' Roses) & Paul Cook (The Professionals, Ex-Sex Pistols)
In our first interview, former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman talks about his new solo album WALL OF SOUND, former Scorpions' guitarist Uli Jon Roth, framing a song and album, Jason Becker, his early bands including Deuce, the album that he was 'born to make,' and Japan.
Our second interview features former Guns N' Roses and current Sons Of Apollo guitarist, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal. He discusses the band's new album Psychotic Symphony, how the band got together, being respectful of Guns N' Roses and replacing Buckethead. 
And finally, former SEX PISTOLS' drummer PAUL COOK along with Tom Spencer discuss his revamped post-Sex Pistols band The Professionals, their new album What In The World, the infamous Sex Pistols' 1978 US tour, Man Raze with Def Leppard's Phil Collen and more. 


BUMBLEFOOT New Solo Album “Little Brother Is Watching” Out Today

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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February 24th 2015 - Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and producer RonBumblefootThal has released his 10th CD entitled “Little Brother Is Watching” today. The album is an eccentric, upbeat collection of modern epic rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond. Specifically, his own life and coming to terms with what we all face - beginnings, endings, and moving on. The album was composed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bumblefoot at his studio in New Jersey, and also features drummer Dennis Leeflang and a crowd of 100 fans stomping, chanting and singing backing vocals recorded at a listening party in New York.

Bumblefoot has over 20 years of releasing music, performing at international festivals, headlining solo tours, won many album of the month/year awards and has appeared on the covers of numerous music magazines as a solo artist. As lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000 people. Bumblefoot's unique 'fretless guitar' can be heard throughout GNR's 2008 Chinese Democracy album.

Bumblefoot has current collaborations that include DMC from the iconic rap group Run DMC, and Scott Weiland in the supergroup Art Of Anarchy.  His music is often heard in TV, film and video games including the theme song to VH1's "That Metal Show". Bumblefoot also works with U.S. Embassies around the world on cross-cultural music programs, has his own line of award-winning hot sauces, and works with dozens of international charities visiting orphanages and children's hospitals with guitar in hand.

Little Brother Is Watching” track listing:

01. Clots
02. Little Brother Is Watching
03. Argentina
04. Don’t Know Who To Pray To Anymore
05. Livin’ The Dream
06. Cuterebra
07. Higher
08. Women Rule The World
09. Sleepwalking
10. Eternity
11. Never Again

For more information, check out Bumblefoot’s web properties:

Official: www.bumblefoot.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bumblefoot
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bumblefoot
Instagram: www.instagram.com/bumblefoot
YouTube: www.youtube.com/bumblefoot
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BUMBLEFOOT Announces Listening And Singing Party For 100 Fans

Friday, December 5, 2014
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December 1st 2014 - Following 8 years playing lead guitar for Guns N' Roses, guitarist, songwriter, singer, and multi instrumentalist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is putting final touches on his next Bumblefoot album, and is eager to give everyone a preview.  Known as being one of the most fan-friendly artists out there, he's calling on fans and friends to all sing together on the songs. Thal will be hosting a listening party Friday December 12th at the newly opened Good Room in Greenpoint Brooklyn. He will be giving fans a first listen to songs from his eagerly anticipated upcoming album and those in attendance will be featured singers on the new release. The full details are below:

Bumblefoot Listening and Singing Party

: 8:30PM, Friday December 12th, 2014

WHERE: the newly opened Good Room in Greenpoint Brooklyn
98 Meserole Ave. Greenpoint, NY 11222
(b/t Lorimer St & Manhattan Ave)

ELIGIBILITY: You must be 21 & over in age (bring your ID!), be able to travel to the event, and agree to sing together with the full audience.

WHAT YOU GET: In return for participating in the event... 1) digital copy of the album prior to its planned Feb 24th, 2015 release via e-mail. 2) Your name will be included as a backing vocalist in album credits. *Credits may not always appear in connection with the album, some distributors and stores may omit album details by their own choice.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Email sing@bumblefoot.com and include the following in the email's text: 1) your name, as you would like it to appear in credits. 2) preferred email address, for us to send you a download link for the album. *Only one email submission per person.

SELECTION: The first 100 people that reach out will be contacted by email, on or before Friday December 5th, 2014. *If you don't receive the confirmation email, that means the slots are filled up.

ARRIVAL: Arrive at 8:30PM, Friday December 12th, 2014.  Show your ID at the door, give your name that you emailed to us, we'll confirm on our list, head upstairs and enjoy the night. *Any 'no shows' on our list will not receive the album & credit.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Bumblefoot will play a recording of a song from the album, he and the audience will chat a bit, then he’ll show how the vocal part goes, give it a "Ready? 1, 2, 3..." and everyone will sing the part together while it’s recorded, audio & video. We'll do it a few times, then do the next song. We'll be done on or before 11pm.

LEGAL STUFF: Blech, vibe kill...  By participating in the event, you agree that any audio and video from the event will be fully owned by Bumblefoot, you waive all rights and claims, you accept the album credits and advance copy of the album as full compensation.
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Monday, October 27, 2014
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This past Thursday Night, Totally Driven Radio celebrated a milestone with their 100th episode, and they celebrated it in style with a 3 plus hour show, with 15 guests, who were past guests and now friends of Totally Driven Radio, We had reality stars from Dating Naked,  and Masterchef,  we had Guitarist Bumblefoot from Guns n Roses, as well as Tracii Guns & Rikki Rockett from Devil City Angels, actress from Last American Virgin and more, Diane Franklin, as well as actor Robert LaSardo, and Kitchen Nightmares mega Stars Samy & Amy Bouzaglo from Amy's Baking Company, and this was just the tip of the iceberg.

We spoke with former LA Guns guitarist and current Devil City Angels guitarist, Tracii Guns who was with bandmate & Poison drummer Rikki Rocket & Brandon Gibbs

Tracii, Rikki & Brandon Calls in at the 41 min mark to congratulate us on our 100th episode Milestone

**The boys call in from a tour stop in Minnesota
**They talked about the tour, and how fun it has been and when the debut album will be released around April Fool's Day 2015
**Tracii asked Rikki when Poison is touring
**Then Tracii was making jokes that David Lee Roth will front Poison
**Than Tracii & Rikki make jokes about a couple LA Guitarist

Tracii & Rikki hang with us for almost 10 minutes.

Listen to the show here - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/totallydriven/2014/10/24/totally-driven-rad...

Devil City Angels Official Website http://www.thedevilcityangels.com/

Devil City Angels Official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/DevilCityAngels

Devil City Angels Twitter https://twitter.com/DevilCityAngels


Cleopatra Records To Release Guitars For Wounded Warriors CD

Monday, August 11, 2014
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Cleopatra Records To Release Guitars For Wounded Warriors CD Featuring Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Hal Lindes, Bumblefoot and Others

'...incredible and innovative guitar playing' - Hal Lindes of Dire Straits

Los Angeles, CA - From veteran multi-Emmy Award winning producer/composer Brian Tarquin comes this very special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for America's fallen soldiers! Tarquin produced, engineered and composed 'Guitars For Wounded Warriors', which showcases Tarquin's guitar prowess on every song along side such world-class shredders as Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Gun n Roses), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth) and Chuck Loeb. The album features exclusively released tracks inspired by those military soldiers who have fought for country.

The Multi Emmy Award winning composer/guitarist Brian Tarquin has established himself as a top rate TV composer/recording artist and owner of Jungle Room Studios. In 2002, 2003 and 2005 he won an 'Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series' and has been nominated for an Emmy 6 times. In 2006 SESAC honored him with the Network Television Performance Award. Tarquin first graced the Top 20 Billboard Charts back in 1997 with the commercial release; 'This is Acid Jazz, Vol. 2' on Instinct Records, followed by several solo jazz albums, which charted Top 10 at Contemporary Jazz Radio in the late 90's. From 1996 to 2001, Brian recorded four solo albums, 'Ghost Dance', 'Last Kiss Goodbye', 'Soft Touch' and 'High Life' and has appeared in over 32 releases, selling over 140,000 records in his career.

'What an honor to be part of this album, to play alongside many of the best players out there! Had a blast trading solos with Brian Tarquin!! And best of all, this album supports an important cause, Wounded Warriors. Love to our Warriors, and to everyone for their support.' - Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal of Guns N Roses

'Absolute perfection!!' - Reb Beach of Whitesnake & Winger

'It is an honor to be a part of this cause. I was just turning drafting age at the end of the Vietnam War, and I still remember that the returning military weren't  always treated with the greatest respect. For our modern, volunteer military, we hopefully have learned to show our respect and gratitude. They don't set the policy, but they set the standards.' - Steve Morse

'I had a blast playing bass on Black Hawk! It's a cool riff that pushes the song into a slick overdrive. Nice! Also, and more importantly, the cause it supports is supremely important to me and I'm honored to contribute to our brave soldiers in any way possible. Glad to be involved in this wonderful project!' - Billy Sheehan

'It's challenging, but always fun working with Brian. I feel we both have similar taste in music and in our approach to creating it. We are both searching for that elusive tone or phrase.' - Chris Poland of Megadeth

'I had a lot of fun playing on it, The Band killed....!' - Chuck Loeb

'When Brian Tarquin sent me the song 'Baghdad' to play on I instantly loved it, very Black Sabbath feel. Brian killed it! 5 Licks To Hell by Brian Tarquin is a very riff driven song ala Dio/Sabbath we do some crazy trade off leads Brian is the real deal!' - Gary Hoey

'I'm honored and proud to be part of this!' - Alex De Rosso of Dokken

'A huge credit to Brian for giving us'and the other artists appearing here'the abilityity to practice their craft freely.  That vibe resonates deeply with the concept behind this release: recognizing those who've fought and were wounded defending our freedom. Here's to all the freedom fighters that enrich our lives'and our art.' - The Flyyin' Ryan Brothers

' 'Freedom' is freaking awesome...Love the tone from Brian Tarquin & Steve Morse. Thank you for giving Floyd Rose guitars that kind of exposure.' - Mike Plunkett from Floyd Rose


1. Black Hawk feat. Billy Sheehan
2. Taliban Terror feat. Bumblefoot & Rob Beach
3. Charlie Surfs feat. Chris Poland
4. 5 Klicks To Hell feat. Gary Hoey
5. Surgical Strike feat. The Flyin' Ryan Brothers
6. Hunting feat. Chris Poland
7. Baghdad feat. Gary Hoey
8. Broken Arrow feat. Alex De Rosso
9. Sand & Blood feat. Hal Lindes
10. Escape Kabul feat. Chuck Loeb
11. Freedom feat. Steve Morse

iTunes pre-order link: http://geni.us/2qkS
Amazon pre-order link: http://geni.us/97c

Brian Tarquin: www.bohemianproductions.net


Monday, June 23, 2014
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In episode 22 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Mitch sits down with guitarist BUMBLEFOOT, the two discuss his current GUITAR GODS tour with Yngwie Malmsteen and Gary Hoey, the tour funding KICKSTARTER campaign, his future plans, playing with Duff McKagan in Guns N' Roses and much more.

This week's episode of One On One with Mitch Lafon was co-hosted by Talking Metal's Mark Strigl.

For more about the BUMBLEFOOT visit: http://www.bumblefoot.com

The Guitar Gods Kickstartercampaign:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/garyhoey/gary-hoey-and-bumblefoot-guitar-gods-tour

Follow Bumblefoot on Twitter: @bumblefoot

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care on iTunes visit:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place August 9th and 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau in beautiful downtown Montreal (Quebec) Canada and this year Features performances by Metallica, Slayer, The Offspring, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Exodus and many more!

For more about Heavy Montreal visit: http://heavymontreal.com
Also, check out SKID ROW - August 19th at the Corona Theatre in Montreal. For tickets visit:http://www.evenko.ca/en/show/event/8705

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