Ron Thal (Born in New York City, NY), also known as Bumblefoot is a virtuoso guitarist and a composer. He is noted for fusion and his bizarre stage antics, he has been called the heavy metal version of Frank Zappa. He is known not only as a musician, having also produced albums for many artists of different musical genres. Currently, he plays guitar for Guns N' Roses. Bumblefoot says that the first five Kiss albums, the Manowar album Battle Hymns, and any of The Beatles' albums had the greatest impact on him when he was younger.