Guitar World magazine
JUNE 2000

Quote from John Petrucci interview

GW:    ...who was the last guitarist you heard who really impressed you?

PETRUCCI:  I just heard Ron Thal for the first time. This guy is really different; he's playing some wacky stuff. What impresses me is hearing something I can't immediately understand or recognize, and Thal's Adventures Of Bumblefoot really impressed me.