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Welcome to the rock jungle

By Maria Gregoriou

If you love to rock then rock you will on Wednesday in Limassol during the Rock Summer Fest when the lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses – Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal – and legendary Russian Rock band Gorky Park will be coming at us like a bat out of hell.

Thal has over 20 years’ experience of releasing music, playing in international festivals and headlining solo tours. He has played to sold-out arenas, released ten CDs and a live DVD and has appeared as a guest performer on other albums. To make a very long career short, the man has gotten involved in almost everything to do with playing his guitar.

Joining Thal will be Gorky Park, a band which is famous for its kitsch use of western stereotypes of Russians.

The band, which was the first Russian band to be aired on MTV, has been active since 1987. Seeking fame in a bigger fish pool, the band headed for America, where they got a record deal and released their self-titled debut album in 1989.

George Gakis and the rock bands KB36 and will also be performing on the night.

Rock Summer Fest
A festival with live performances by rock bands. July 29. Potamos Yermasogeias, Yermasogeia, Limassol. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 70-006278

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