n´Answers with Bumblefoot. Aug. 23rd 2007
Me and a friend of mine
(Graeme) Have done a question n´answer with Bumblefoot. Heres it is.
Les Paul or Flying V?
I'm a metal-head, was really into Randy Rhoads - I
might have to go with the V.
When did you discover that a thimble on your
hand helped your technique?
When I was 18. I was lookin' for somethin' to get
the high notes, and started with a 9-volt battery on a string - would use
the side of the battery as a slide. Needed something more accessible,
found the thimble in my mom's sewing kit, took it, used the same one for
18 years, was the only one I had, never lost it. On the last gig with Guns
in 2006, the last song I needed it for, it flew off my finger and fell
into a space between the stage and front speakers. I didn't go looking for
it, I let it go, end of a long chapter.
How do you feel you can follow up an amazing
album like Normal? A complete revolution in style or an advance of what's
I thank you sir. I don't know what will come next,
I never do. Just gotta throw paint at the canvas and see what it looks
like, then build on it.
Japanese sushi vs, sushi from elsewhere....
In the US, there's a big variety of rolls. But in
Japan, there's more of a variety of fish. It was great to eat sushi in
Japan, stuff I never had before. I fucking love Japan.
What’s your scoville on atm?
2,000,000. The same as ingesting commercial-grade
What’s you fave. Album of your own?
I'd have to say "Normal" - it's the most recent
one, the one I feel most connected to. It's the most personal.
What album will you say is the best one to
start with if you haven't listened to any Bumblefoot before?
Probably also Normal - I think it's the most easy
to digest of all the albums.
How much do you play guitar a week?
A little every day, just noodling while taking
care of bizz, or at 3am. Anywhere between 10 minutes and 2 hours.
You have mentioned that the last B.B.F.S.C.G
was going to get auctioned away after the release of the next guns n
roses album. Still holds on that or have you changed you mind?
That's the plan, to auction it after the album
comes out - the money will go to Multiple Sclerosis research.
You are busy guy, what do you do to relax?
I have an old house that I
use as a studio. When I wanna relax, I rip the walls down and put up new