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- Posted on Oct 13th 2010 1:30PM by Johnny Dee
Guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thai and drummer Frank Ferrer took time away from their world tour to join aspiring rockers from the Witchwood School of Rock in Whitney, according to Gigwise.
They played several classic Guns N' Roses tracks, including 'Paradise City' and 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and jammed along with the teenage students.
The visit was the idea of School of Rock events organiser Mike Dove who contacted Thai asking him to sign a School Of Rock T-Shirts.
"He came back to us and proposed the idea of coming to jam with our kids," said Mr Dove. "It's bonkers – we can't believe this has happened to us."
He added, "We get to do something besides waking up in a hotel room, driving on the bus and playing on the stage," said Thai, who admitted he was more scared of meeting a bunch of children than playing in front of 20,000 fans. "Because [on stage] you don't see them. Here you're going to see every little kid's face."
With Axl Rose elsewhere - it was probably for the best - vocal duties were taken up by 16-year-old Marnie Wood.
"It's the best experience I have ever had with singing," she said.
Thai and Ferrer return to their normal duties playing at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday, the first in a series of UK arena shows.