Bumblefoot recalls recording guitar parts for the song that became Guns N’ Roses’ new track, Absurd

Bumblefoot playing live with Guns N' Roses
(Image credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, Guns N’ Roses performed the reworked Chinese Democracy track Silkworms live on tour, and later released a totally re-recorded version of the cut, which now goes by the name of Absurd.

Though the new version features Slash and his Gibson Les Paul playing the song’s supremely heavy riffs, it once originated on the fretboard of Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal – a recording experience that the electric guitar wizard recalls very well.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.