Ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal admitted in a new LA Weekly interview that his exit from GNR wasn’t friendly, so he certainly wasn’t expecting a call when the Izzy Stradlin-less ‘Not In This Lifetime’ reunion was announced.
“If I was there, it wouldn’t be a reunion,” he says. “I would be the thing stopping it from being a reunion, and I don’t want to be that. I would be the fly in the soup. Did I think they were gonna call? No. The way things ended with us, nobody was going to be calling anybody, unfortunately.”
Ex-GNR guitarist Buckethead recently revealed on the Coming Alive podcast that he has a heart condition.
“I have a heart problem where my heart beats out of rhythm. It’s been doing it for a long time, but recently it kicked up and became really intense,” he said. “I didn’t know what was going on – I just tried to deal with it and let it do what it did. But it got really intense, so I went to the doctor and they said, ‘You’re on the verge of having a stroke.’
“They suggested I had an ablation, where they go in and freeze your heart. It’s supposed to do something with the nerves, because they said my heart was fine and it could be a genetic thing – they didn’t really know. I had that procedure and it didn’t really stop it and I’m still dealing with it.”