Gulf News TV conducted an interview with GUNS N’ ROSES guitarists Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and DJ Ashba ahead of the band’s March 28 performance at the Du World Music Festival at Du Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. You can watch the chat below.
“We are thrilled to be presenting GUNS N’ ROSES at our third Du World Music Festival,” Hala Badri, executive vice president, brand and communications, of organizers Du Live! said in a statement. “There’s no greater name in hard rock than GUNS N’ ROSES, and we look forward to them rocking the festival.
“The Du World Music Festival represents the coming together of global talent, allowing us to add life to life by offering our customers a celebration of the world’s finest musical performers through our Du Live! entertainment platform.”
In 2010, 21,000 fans packed the Du Arena, Yas Island, to catch a glimpse of GUNS N’ ROSES, with die-hard fans and industry critics raving about the two-hour performance, which saw Axl Rose belt out classics such as “Sweet Child O’Mine”, “Paradise City”, “November Rain” and “Welcome To The Jungle”.
The Du World Music Festival is a celebration of music from around the globe and will, for the first time, be hosted in Abu Dhabi (Du Arena), Dubai (Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and Dubai Tennis Stadium), and Ras Al Khaimah (Ice Land Water Park). Artists featured are some of the best in live music, from classical opera and Arabic performances to rock, pop, blues, jazz and Bollywood.
In addition sole original member Axl Rose, the current lineup of GUNS N’ ROSES includes guitarists Thal, Ashba and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer.