What’s On has details of live music in Dubai featuring Guns ‘n’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, at The Music Room to celebrate Classic Rock Coffee.

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If you like your ristretto with a side of rock music, then the newest addition to Dubai’s café scene has got your name on it.

Not only does Classic Rock Coffee have drum kits in place of tables and chairs and walls lined with LPs, it has enlisted bona fide rock star Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal to help celebrate its launch.

Thal will perform at the Music Room on Thursday night from 9.30pm in a special gig presented by Classic Rock Coffee.

The Guns ‘n’ Roses guitarist will also be hosting a guitar workshop at the new café in Healthcare City on Saturday at 7pm, so fans can pick up tips from a rock music heavyweight while checking out the coffee, soups, salads and sandwiches on offer.

Private listening stations and an in-house library of music literature and guitar magazines suggest Classic Rock Coffee will be popular with rock fans looking to while away an afternoon, while the menu of protein shakes and coffee roasted in-store means there’s plenty to keep customers with mainstream tastes happy, too.

Thal, 44, is co-lead guitarist of the iconic rock band along with DJ Ashba, and plays on Guns ‘n’ Roses most recent album Chinese Democracy.

The band has sold more than 100million records worldwide in almost 30 years on the rock scene.

The café will host monthly showcases for local musicians and artists, and Irfan Izhar, the managing director of the new venue, has already spoken of plans to expand on the café with a dedicated music venue.

The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Al Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai. Thursday, 9.30pm, Dhs150. Tel: 0501139873. Taxi: Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai

Building 33, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai. classicrockcoffeedxb.com