Scott Weiland’s band Art of Anarchy has released a new video for “Time Every Time.” Weiland is joined in Art of Anarchy by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of Guns N’ Roses on guitar, John Moyer of Disturbed & Adrenaline Mob on bass, and the Votta twins (Jon & Vince) on guitar and drums.
Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal discussed how Art of Anarchy formed during a recent interview with Alternative Nation.
“All was going great in 2011. It was May, I was prepping to produce some artists at the studio, AOA had just started recording, I really missed teaching and started giving Skype lessons, I was recording songs for the song-a-month digi- releases throughout the year (every month I’d put out a song in different formats, accompanied by mix stems so people can make their own versions, guitar transcriptions and backing tracks for guitar players…) Mark Tornillo (Accept singer) just laid vocals on a song we did together called “Catfight”, I was heading home from the studio and got rear-ended full speed by an SUV while I was stopped at a light.
Once the physical effects of that accident started kicking in, I was in pretty bad shape. By the 2nd week of June my brain would shut down and I would be semi-asleep and muttering gibberish and drooling, the only thing that stopped it was a full meal every hour. I remember us stopping a recording session when the day’s bags of food ran out in the afternoon – I was semi-coherent in the Vottas’ car as we rushed to a deli to get a few foot long sandwiches, I remember loudly moaning the word “slowly” as they pulled out of the driveway and shifted from reverse to drive, the subtle motion felt like a baseball bat to the back of the head. That condition lasted about two weeks, then I started physical therapy.
I had a real defeated attitude at first, and then something kicked in and I went into serious fight mode and for 3 days a week for a few hours, I’d tie my hair up over my head (that’s why I wore my hair like that while on tour in 2011/2012, to keep myself in physical therapy mode and break the habit of shaking my hair while playing…) There’d be heating pads, spinal decompression, ultrasound heat therapy, all kinds of low-impact motion machines and exercises, other not-so-pleasant attempted treatments… after 2 months I could speak at normal speed, could make A-or-B decisions, and was fiercely lifting the side of the gym’s treadmill a foot off the ground with rubber resistance bands pulling it toward me in sets of 20.
I couldn’t focus enough to give Skype lessons anymore, but I could at least handle engineering, and we continued Jon & Vince’s guitar & drum recording and any song arrangement editing. Man, this AOA album had its fair share of obstacles. Gotta commend Jon & Vince on their perseverance and not giving up through the tough stuff…”