Guns N' Roses replace Buckethead with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Thal joined Guns N' Roses before they embarked on a world tour in 2006, filling the position vacated by departed guitarist Buckethead.

He made his live debut with the band at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on May 12, 2006. Thal performs some degree of guitar work on every track of the band's 2008 album Chinese Democracy even though he is not credited as main writer on any song.