Born Ronald Jay Blumenthal, he was the co-lead guitarist of the band Guns N' Roses from 2006-2014; he contributed to their 2008 album Chinese Democracy.
He grew up idolizing KISS and trying to merge their sound with The Beatles.
In 2011, he formed the band Art of Anarchy; they released a self-titled album in 2015 and the album The Madness in 2017.
He married Jennifer Thal in May of 1996. He lost his father to Alzheimer's disease in 2013.
Bumblefoot replaced Buckethead in Guns N' Roses.