YNGWIE J MALMSTEEN! The Neo-Classical King
Today's Elevenses Throws Eleven Quick Questions At 'The Neo-Classical King' Yngwie J. Malmsteen!
Yngwie J. Malmsteen is one of rock's premiere virtuoso guitarists. His grammy nominated 1984 debut solo album, 'Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force', established seemingly overnight the musical genre now referred to as 'neo-classical' rock. Yngwie is a legend in both style and technique, has released 16 solo studio albums and toured the world many times over.
Yngwie continues to play and compose at a level of mastery that many career musician only dream of. We caught up with him in December 2007.
It was not a song - it was a vision.
There is no such thing. This is not a sport.
I am finishing up a new record.
Heaven & Hell.
Cozy Powell on drums
Johann Sebastian Bach on keyboards
Pavorotti on vocals
(Guess that leaves Yngwie on Guitar - cool. Ed)
About 200 guitars - no favourite.
No I don't.