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  7/4/2012, Tammuz 14, 5772

Guns N' Roses Jewish Guitarist Plays Hatikva

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, the guitarist for the American rock group Guns N' Roses performed an instrumental version of Hatikva, Israel's national anthem before a crowd of cheering fans. The concert took place Tuesday at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv. The audience sang along.

Born Ronald Jay Blumenthal, the musician is of Jewish-American heritage. He has been in the band since 2006. Thal also performed as a solo artist in Israel last year. The opening acts for the concert were American group Ugly Kid Joe and Israeli rock band HaYehudim.