Pink Panther theme


As of tomorrow the 30th, Bumblefoot will make The pink Panther theme available for download.  Not the concert version, but a real studio version.  Here is what he had to say about it!

In honor of Guns N’ Roses completing their 2011 US tour, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal is releasing a studio recording of ‘The Pink Panther Theme’, as performed live during 2009 – 2011 GNR tours. Featuring members of Guns N’ Roses, this song is the ninth in a series of singles released digitally in 2011 by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal. Available Fri. Dec. 30th 2011 at www.Bumblefoot.com, iTunes and other digital stores.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

The song is available in MP3 (320kps), AAC, and higher-quality formats FLAC, MP3 HD, Apple Lossless and WAV. 

For guitarists, there’s a “Player Pack” that has a transcription of the entire lead guitar track as a PDF file – musical notation, TAB, fingers, picking, and helpful hints. Included with the transcription is a ‘Backing Track’ mix and a ‘Boosted Lead Guitar’ mix, in both WAV & MP3 formats. 

The “Producer Pack” contains 48kHz/24-bit Stereo WAV files of the mix ‘stems’ – individual files of drums, bass, rhythm & lead guitars in a bundle that you can load into your multi-track software to play with levels, make your own mixes, and hear every nuance of each instrument’s performance on its own track.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE STORE & VIEW SAMPLES

SOURCE:  http://bumblefoot.com/

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Pheonix set list, Pics and videos


    Chinese Democracy  
    Welcome To The Jungle  
    It’s So Easy
    Mr. Brownstone
    Sorry
    Shackler’s Revenge
    Estranged
    Rocket Queen
    Richard Fortus Guitar Solo (James Bond Theme)
    Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings cover)  
    This I Love
    Riff Raff (AC/DC cover)
    Motivation (Tommy Stinson on lead vocals)
    Dizzy Reed Piano Solo (Baba O’Riley)
    Street Of Dreams
    You Could Be Mine  
    DJ Ashba Guitar Solo 
    Sweet Child O’ Mine  
    Instrumental Jam (Another Brick In The Wall: Part 2)
    Axl Rose Piano Solo
    November Rain  
    Bumblefoot Guitar Solo (Pink Panther Theme)
    Don’t Cry  
    Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC cover)
    Civil War
    Liquor and Whores (w/ Bubbles)
    Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
    Nightrain

Encore:

    Instrumental Jam
    Madagascar
    Better
    Instrumental Jam
    Patience
    Instrumental Jam
    Paradise City  

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VIP package experience


For those of you who are going to the Guns N’ Roses show in Vegas, they are selling some VIP experience.  You may want to buy this.  This is WAY cool!

The VIP package include:

Guns N’ Roses VIP Package

  • P1 Ticket
  • Meet and Greet with select members of Guns N’ Roses
  • VIP Party Room
  • VIP Catering
  • 2 Drink Tickets
  • Guns N’ Roses T-Shirt*
  • VIP Host
  • VIP Collectible souvenir tour laminate 

*Please note that your Guns N’ Roses T-Shirt will be mailed to you.

 

Here is the link to grab this!

http://www.gunsnroses.com/events/78051

December 27th, 2011 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre


After the AMAZING show in the city of Angels, and an amazing Christmas (on my part anyways), the Gunners are back on the road in Phoenix, Arizona.  The last show of the tour before the two dates in Las Vegas , Nevada!  Hope you guys have fun!

Phoenix  is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the sixthmost populated city in the United States. Phoenix is home to 1,445,632 people according to the official 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data. It is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area (also known as the Valley of the Sun), and is the 14th largest metro area by population in the United States with about 4.2 million people in 2010. In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County, and is one of the largest cities in the United States by land area. Phoenix is the largest capital city in the United States and the only state capital with over 1,000,000 people.

Phoenix was incorporated as a city in 1881, after being founded in 1861 near the Salt River, close to the confluence with the Gila River. The city has a notable and famous political culture and has been home to numerous influential American politicians and other dignitaries, including Barry GoldwaterWilliam RehnquistJohn McCainCarl Hayden, and Sandra Day O’Connor. Residents of the city are known as Phoenicians.

Located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix has a subtropical arid climate. In summer average high temperatures are typically over 100 °F (38 °C) and over 120 °F (49 °C) on occasion.

Comerica Theatre (formerly Dodge Theatre) is an indoor concert hall and arena in Phoenix. The venue seats 5,500 people and hosts many musical artists and shows. The theater’s name was changed in October 2010 after Comerica Bank acquired the naming rights.

It also hosts sporting events such as boxing.

It has also hosted the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The theater is probably best recognized as the stage for the comedy movie Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The MovieGeorge Lopez‘s most recent HBO Special, America’s Mexican, was aired live at the theater as well. Rock group Chickenfootrecorded their live album Get Your Buzz On there.

Axl Rose interview


A really cool interview as been published in the LA times.  Here is the interview!  He talks a lot about the Rock n Roll hall of fame!

By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticDecember 21, 2011
Reporting from Seattle— 
Axl Rose is wearing a white cotton bathrobe and white tube socks, relaxing on a couch backstage Friday night after a three-hour concert at Seattle’s Key Arena, where he’d snaked his way through 34 songs with a version of the band he co-founded a quarter-century ago, Guns N’ Roses. It’s 3 a.m., and the singer, the sole remaining original member, has shed the bad-ass sunglasses and flat-brimmed Stetson-style hat he wore onstage, pulled off the snakeskin boots and changed out of his faded bell bottoms.It’s been a whirlwind year for the notoriously unpredictable and polarizing Rose. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced Guns N’ Roses’ induction, 25 years after he and former core members SlashIzzy StradlinDuff McKagan and Steven Adler set the Sunset Strip, and then the world, on fire. The announcement prompted speculation that at the April 14 rock hall ceremony in Cleveland, the original “Appetite for Destruction” lineup — a historically acrimonious lot with the opinionated Rose at the center — might perform together for the first time in two decades.

But this positive ray comes amid a stormy 2011 that has seen Rose, 49, fire two managers in the last year, the most recent of which, Peter Katsis, was let go in early December. Since the dissolution of that first lineup, the iconic singer has released just one album, “Chinese Democracy,” which he spent 13 years and millions of dollars making. And his current tour is part of a settlement agreement with former GNR manager (and Live Nation Entertainment executive chairman) Irving Azoff that dictated the band do a number of performances with Live Nation as the promoter, and Rose is worried that it’s not being properly marketed. He and Guns N’ Roses bring this tour to the Forum on Wednesday night.

It’s the kind of negative energy that can sap a person’s creativity, says Rose, sipping on a beer, his auburn hair hanging over his shoulders pretty much the same way it did in the old days, a horseshoe-shaped red mustache complementing it. “Once I get the next things sorted out with the label, then I feel I can get to that creative place that I’ve been fighting to get to, and to use Guns N’ Roses to do so,” he says.

The problem is that while he believes that he and his GNR — some of whom, like bassist Tommy Stinson and guitarist Richard Fortus, have been with him for more than a decade — is hitting on all cylinders now, potential business partners are looking at other factors. “Every manager comes in and wants me to make things smaller,” says Rose. Guns N’ Roses, for example, requires twice as many tour trucks as the budget calls for, he says. Why no one else can understand the band’s needs is an obvious frustration for Rose.

More important, he adds, most managers want the same thing that nearly every rock ‘n’ roll fan of the past quarter-century wants, and the one thing he stubbornly refuses to do: reunite with Slash, Izzy, Duff and the rest of the classic GNR group for a tour. The constant question is an albatross and leaves Rose not only tired but wary of anyone in the business looking to work with him. “All these managers, they all believe in one thing: sell a reunion tour and get their commission. It’s just a phone call. It’s a half a day’s … work, or however long they want to keep the bidding war going. They get their commission and they don’t care if it falls on its face.”

This mistrust is partially the reason why Rose’s current management team is more family than business partner. It’s headed by Beta Lebeis, a Brazilian woman Rose met when she was his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Seymour’s assistant; she began working for him after his tempestuous relationship with Seymour ended in 1993. Lebeis’ two adult children, Fernando and Vanessa, round out the management group. Lebeis says that this arrangement is the result of an ultimatum she gave Rose after Guns N’ Roses’ most recent manager, Katsis, left the fold after less than a month on the job.

“We decided, ‘No more managers,'” said Lebeis a few days after the Seattle concert. “Between me and Fernando and my daughter, we’re dealing with the management.” Lebeis added that she characterizes Rose as “more than a son to me,” and that after Katsis’ departure, “I told [Rose] if he hires another manager, I quit.” One of the Lebeis three is almost always at Rose’s side, be it in paparazzi photos or side stage during concerts, near the little makeshift dressing room that Rose frequently races into during guitar solos, or on that rare occasion when he actually sits down with a journalist.

As the clock pushes toward 4 a.m., Rose’s tone has shifted. He still has to do his regular hour-long vocal exercises before retiring for the night, and the venom of earlier in the evening he’d directed against various players in the music industry seems to have left his system.

Asked if music was still the driving factor in his life that it once was, Rose pauses. “Well, it wasn’t for a long time. It was hard to make myself want to do the old songs again. It was like, I wasn’t going around my house dancing to ‘Jungle.’ To even figure out how to even make myself move to those songs — and how I was going to move to them — that was a big thing to figure out in ’06.”

Based on the show earlier in the night, he’s figured it out. Rose is proud of the big rock concert he and his band have created. Over the three hours, Rose (though a few pounds heavier than the lithe young rock star of “Appetite” days), moved quickly and deftly, sprinting from stage left to stage right, yowling with delight during “Shackler’s Revenge” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” sitting at the piano for “November Rain.” He offered classic cover versions of songs by AC/DC, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, and a solo piano rendition of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” And at points, he turned the stage over to his band members for solos and extended riffs. If his voice carried less grace and more heft at 49 than when he was gliding through the intro to “Civil War” two decades ago, he made up for it with sheer determination.

The enthusiasm he feels for this band is evident on his face, which lights up when talking about working with former Replacements bassist Stinson, guitarists Fortus, DJ Ashba, and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and the rest of the ’11 Roses.

It’s a far contrast to his demeanor when Slash’s name comes up. Despite requests from Rose’s publicist that he not be asked questions about the former GNR guitarist, Rose himself mentions his ex-bandmate’s name minutes into the conversation and locks onto the subject.

Slash was a late arrival into the Guns N’ Roses fold, Rose loves reminding people, and apart from a few key riffs, says Rose, the guitarist was much less involved in the songs than Rose and Stradlin.

“It was really a fight with me and Slash,” says Rose of the forces that took down the band. “Izzy was doing the same thing, but the fight with me and Slash started the day I met him. He came in, popped my tape out and put his in and wanted me in his band. And I didn’t want to join his band. We’ve had that war since Day 1.”

When he’s asked the inevitable question — who will perform onstage as Guns N’ Roses at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony? — Rose is circumspect. These kinds of honors, while special to him, are also complicated. “I’ve got mixed emotions about what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame actually really is, but at the same time, there’s a lot of people — the fans — that it just means something to them, and they’re happy. It’s like you won the Heisman or something.”

The last thing Rose wants to do, he stresses, is ruin it for others. He refers to Marlon Brando sending an American Indian activist to accept his Oscar and give a protest speech “and everybody getting … off, or when Michael Moore got up at the Academy Awards and said whatever about George Bush. People don’t want that associated with their awards shows, even if you have a big audience. In one way it might be right, but it usually backfires on whoever does it. So I really don’t want to spoil it for everybody else — or take the beating.”

Then he said curtly of the induction performance: “There is no plan yet. There really is no plan. We’re still busy with this lineup. We’re gonna be busy — we’re gonna be busy all next year. We’ll be putting out new stuff as soon as we can figure out what our deal is with labels, blah blah blah.”

As to whether he feels that he bears any responsibility for the state of limbo he’s in, Rose says: “You can say it’s my fault, but to me it’s like if you’re on a plane and somebody trips you and the air marshal arrests you for falling — like it’s my fault for allowing somebody to trip me?”

L.A. and Vegas LIVE STREAM


For those of you who don’t know yet, the show tonight in L.A. and the new year’s eve show in Las Vegas will be broadcasted LIVE on pay per view.  YES, you read it right!

All the shows will be broadcasted.  And DJ said earlier this week that there will be lots of surprises for L.A.

If you are interested in buying both shows, or just the show of tonight, you can do so by visiting this site:

http://iclips.net/

Have fun, and be ready for some serious rock n roll!