On Wednesday, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal partnered with Gibson and the Little Kids Rock music program to deliver free guitars and jam with students at Mott Hall Community School in Bronx.
The guitars are part of a donation of over $75,000 worth of electric guitars that Gibson made to Little Kids Rock and distributed to schools affected by Hurricane Sandy throughout Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Newark and Jersey City communities.
“Had a GREAT time today hangin’ & jammin’ with the students at IS192 up in the Bronx today, great buncha people!!,” posted Bumblefoot. “HUGE thanks to Gibson for donating those beautiful guitars to the school, and Little Kids Rock for doing so much for so many.”
Videos of Bumblefoot and the students jamming to GNR’s “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and Taylor Swift’s “Trouble” have surfaced and can be seen below.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZZIY-P0Nwk?rel=0] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5uNiR8NOXk?rel=0]
About Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock, the United States’ leading nonprofit provider of music education and free instruments to public school children, is currently reaching over 109,000 children with weekly music lessons amidst budget cuts that are eliminating music education from some of the nation’s most disadvantaged public schools. More than 24,000 current Little Kids Rock students are being taught in 240+ New York/New Jersey schools in communities that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. To learn more about Little Kids Rock, please visit here.
About Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal
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