A new report indicates guitarist Ron ‘Bumbelfoot’ Thal left Guns N’ Roses in 2014.
"That is the thing I am not to elaborate on,” Thal recently told journalist Gary Graff. “I think there's enough clues out there for you to figure out what I'm up to now.
“I'm a real busy guy and really enjoying everything I'm doing, and I think that everything I'm doing has a future and a bigger plan — the solo stuff, the other bands, the producing, the charity and educational things I'm doing. These are all the things I love that I've really missed, and I'm very happy to be putting my time back into that. It's really what I should be doing."
Graff now reports (via WRIF Detroit) that a source with Guns N’ Roses has confirmed Thal’s departure.
"Bumblefoot quit last year," said the source. "I don't understand why he continues to be evasive on his status with the band -- he quit in South America. He told Axl he was done and (Las) Vegas would be his last run with the band."
Fan source Guns N’ Roses News confirms the “report is legit. The quote did indeed come from a senior member of the @gunsnroses team.”
Thal joined Guns N' Roses in 2006 as a replacement for Buckethead and appeared on the group’s 2008 album, “Chinese Democracy.”
The news follows in the wake of fellow guitarist DJ Ashba's announcement that he's left the group to focus on his other band, Sixx: A.M., leaving Richard Fortus as Guns N' Roses only guitarist.
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