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  Sivan 14, 5772 , 04/07/12

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.

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