During an appearance on Friday August 19 on SiriusXMit is “Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk”legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen He was asked if he would ever consider joining another band instead of just focusing on his solo career. He replied: “Well, I’m not saying never for nothing, but probably not. Because I’m in a rock and roll environment, as everyone knows – it’s a rock and roll band, basically , on stage – but the way I create is a bit like a painter or a writer where… I don’t paint half a picture and I call my friend and [say], ‘Hey, can you come and finish half the painting for me?’ That’s the only thing. It’s not because I’m selfish; it’s just a thing of artistic expression. To go out with “Axe Generation” is more than enough to be a band than anything else,” he added, referring to the “Axe Generation” tour, which took place over several stages between 2016 and 2019, and featured an invoice that included Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. “So I do that too.”
Since 1983, Malmsteen has released albums with the bands STEEL and ALCATRAZZas well as 22 studio albums, including last year’s “Parabellum”. He was also part of Joe Satrianiit is “G3” round. In addition, Yngwie composed a “Concerto Suite For Electric Guitar And Orchestra” and played on tribute albums to DARK PURPLE, QUEEN, SAXON, VAN HALEN, OZZY OSBOURNE and others.
“Parabellum” was released in July 2021 via Music Theory Recordings/Mascot Label Group. Only four of the songs on the album feature vocals. The title of the album “Parabellum” is Latin, translating to “Prepare for war”.
After working with some of the best hard singers of the last four decades, Yngwie now handles much of the lead vocals himself in his own band, backed by a lineup that includes the keyboardist Nick Marinbass player Emilio Martinez and drummer Brian Wilson.
In a 2021 interview with Eonmusic, Yngwie He was asked how he managed to maintain his incredible guitar technique after all these years. He replied, “I think if you put so many years, so much intensity, so much dedication and so much passion into something and you do it and you’re very relentless and you have a goal and you you refuse to accept any failure on this, if you do this for so many years it becomes much more second nature than anything else. You also remember that technique is just a way to bring out the music is not technique for technique’s sake.
He continued: “I use the term ‘relentless’; I’m completely unstoppable. If I focus on something, I won’t stop until I’m there, and that includes reaching a certain instrument level or whatever. maybe. It could be anything in life, basically. So obviously I don’t accept any kind of negligence or bullshit. If I feel inspired , I play more, but if I’m on the road, I play more than I should, and if I’m in the studio, I play a lot too, so it’s never really a downtime. there’s no touring or recording, I play anyway, because I love it.
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