NEXT APPEARANCE...

USA

AUG 23, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
The Iridium
NYC
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AUG 25, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
Mexicali Live
Teaneck, NJ
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ASIA

SEP 3, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Ban×Kara Zone-R
Tokyo, Japan
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SEP 3, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Good Heavens
Tokyo, Japan
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SEP 5, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Ban×Kara Zone-NY
Nagoya, Japan
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SEP 7, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Twice Cafe
Osaka, Japan
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SEP 9, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Jesters Care For Kids Gala charity concert
Hard Rock Cafe
Pattaya, Thailand

SEP 12, 2017
Guitar workshop at
John Lau Guitars
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SEP 15, 2017
Bumblefoot concert at
***Venue TBA***
Dhaka, Bangladesh

 


EUROPE

SEP 17, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Nerve Centre
Derry, N. Ireland

SEP 19, 2017
Guitar workshop
***Venue TBA***
Athlone, Ireland

SEP 22, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
Filarmonica Paul Constantinescu
Ploesti, Romania

SEP 23, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
Form Space
Cluj Napoca, Romania

SEP 24, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
***Venue TBA***
Romania

SEP 25, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
Fabrica
Bucharest, Romania

SEP 26, 2017
Guitar workshop at
The Gate
Iasi, Romania

SEP 27, 2017
Bumblefoot show at
***Venue TBA***
Chisinau, Moldova

SEP 29, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Miejski Dom Kultury
Bochnia, Poland

SEP 30, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Copenhagen Guitar Show
Copenhagen, Denmark

OCT 1, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Copenhagen Guitar Show
Copenhagen, Denmark

OCT 2, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Guitar Academy
Nimes, France

OCT 3, 2017
Guitar workshop at
ATLA music school
Paris, France

OCT 4, 2017
Guitar workshop at
***Venue TBA***
Tours, France

OCT 5, 2017
Guitar workshop at
***Venue TBA***
France

OCT 7, 2017
Bumblefoot w/ Pat O'May at
Salle Bleu Pluriel
Tregueux, France

 


USA

OCT 14, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man performance) at
The Token Lounge
Westland, MI
Facebook Event page
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OCT 19, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man performance) at
Whisky A Go-Go
W. Hollywood, CA
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DEC 21, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Trees
Dallas, TX
Facebook Event page
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DEC 30, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man performance) at
The Funhouse
Seattle, WA
Facebook Event page
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MORE SHOWS COMING SOON...

 


MUSIC CRUISES

JAN 21-25, 2018
Performing w/ "The Stowaways" All-Star band at
Shiprocked Music Cruise

FEB 3-8, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Cruise To The Edge Music Cruise

 


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BAD RONALD "PENSIVE EXPENGUIN" GUITAR

This was my first electric guitar, after I was playing for 2 years in 1978. It was an imitation Les Paul, by a company called "Pace" - I've never seen anything else by the company. It was the cheapest guitar at the music store I was taking guitar lessons at.
(photo taken 1978)

The guitar went through many changes - my friend John had shiny "prism tape" that made colorful reflections - I cut out the shape of the pickguard, forward and reverse, and made a pickguard and reverse-pickguard shape with the tape on the guitar.

Years later I cut away the wood to a strange shape and painted the guitar red. There was a sharp edge in the shape that would bother me when I played. My mom had an old coat with fake fur. I cut up her coat and covered the guitar in fur.

(photo taken August 19, 1986)

A few years after this, the fur was destroyed and had shed all over, and it was time for another change...

As a young child, I would create potions, combining anything I could find. Me and my psychopath friends referred to them as "concoctions." In my backyard, there was a crack in the cement steps near the grass, and there were always ants crawling in and out of the crack. These two key elements in my youth led to my goal in life - to find a way to relocate these ants with one of my special "concoctions." I tried any combination of ingredients that seemed logical - ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, bleach, milk and piss. I'd pour it in the cement cracks and wait. 3 days later, the ants would be crawling in and out, unaffected by my concoction. They obviously had superior strength. I had to try harder - orange juice, spit, baking soda, glass cleaner, glue, shoe polish, and melted crayons. Ya see, the key to knowing a good concoction is the Smell Test. If you smell the concoction in a cup from 4 inches away, you should gag 2 or three times, and then another 2 times from the memory of what you just smelled. If not, you didn't make the shit strong enough. The puke reaction was definitely relative to the amount of onion and garlic powder - mix that with Coca-Cola, some sulfur and other shit from the chemistry set I had (birthday gift), and you're guaranteed 6-and-a-half good dry-heaves - 3 from the actual smell, the third making a genuine hacking sound, another 2 from thinking of the ingredients, and the last one-and-a-half as an instant flashback to the smell, and the hacking sound ya just made replaying in your head. Anyway, back to my story. I had to try harder and I did. I emptied a little bit of everything I could find in the refrigerator, kitchen cabinets, cleaners under the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and anything I can add from my own person. Yo - who the fuck says "my person" - that's asking for a fight. "The shoehorn is on my person." If you regularly use the term "on my person", hit yourself for me. Anyway again, I combined all that stuff and came up with the greatest batch of concoction I could ever invent. I *knew* this shit was gonna work. I was gagging from 2 feet away. I held that shit far away from me and held my breath and brought it out to the yard, trying not to think of the ingredients so I don't gag another 2 times, and poured it in the cracks.

The ants never came back.

My only mistake was that I never wrote down the ingredients. After that, I reached my height of success and retired from the concoction business. It was time to find a new goal.

I forgot why I was mentioning this story - it had something to do with the guitar. Oh yeah - around 1988 I was forced to come out of concoction retirement, in a quest to find the perfect substance to use when building guitars. I came up with this shit that was perfect - the only side effect was that some of the ingredients would travel up your skin and you'd itch for hours, just from touching your finger to the can of it. The main ingredients were sawdust, fiberglass dust, and epoxy resin. Combine that together and it'll outlive your grandkid's roach collection. I put a layer of the stuff onto the guitar neck after I removed the frets, and then stuck a bunch of coins onto the neck. After it hardened, I filed down the sides of the coins that stuck out, and had $4.63 on the neck. I cut away the body some more, and put the Les Paul-style tailpiece at an angle sticking out of the edge of the body, and wired 1 DiMarzio super-distortion pickup and 1 volume knob onto the body. Then I took an old magazine and put pictures of penguins all over the body, and painted over them with polyurethane. I use a thin rope attached to a tuning peg as the guitar strap, because of the light body that makes the guitar "neck heavy". I then typed on a little piece of paper with my Commodore64 computer's dot-matrix printer, and made a label that said "Bad Ronald - The Pensive Expenguin" and polyurethaned it onto the guitar's head. That's the name of this guitar.

 

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