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Yngwie Malmsteen

Background information
Birth name Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck
Also known as Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Born June 30, 1963 (1963-06-30) (age 44)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genre(s) Neo-classical metal, speed metal, power metal, progressive metal
Occupation(s) Guitarist, Composer
Instrument(s) Guitar, bass, vocals, sitar
Years active 1982 - Present
Label(s) Polydor, Polygram, Elektra
Associated
acts
Steeler, Alcatrazz
Website Official website
Notable instrument(s)
Signature Model Stratocaster

Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (IPA pronunciation: /ˈɪŋveɪ/) (born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer and bandleader. Widely recognised for his guitar skills, Malmsteen achieved widespread acclaim in the 1980s for his technical proficiency and his use of the shred guitar technique, and neo-classical metal genre. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixels, file size: 44 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) yngwie live I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Neo-classical metal is a subgenre of the heavy metal music heavily influenced by classical music in its style of playing and composing[1]. It implies a very technical performance and the use of elements borrowed from classical music and/or by famous classical music composers. ... Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that spawned in the early 1980s and was the direct musical progenitor of thrash metal[1] [2]. When Speed metal first emerged as a genre, it innovatively increased the tempo of the music template set forth by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin... Power metal is a style of heavy metal music typically with the aim of evoking an epic feel, combining characteristics of traditional metal with thrash metal or speed metal, often within symphonic context. ... Progressive metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Diagram of some sitar parts. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Bold textSteeler was an early 80s heavy metal band with members Mark Edwards (drums), Rik Fox (bass), backing vocals), Ron Keel (voice, guitars) and Yngwie Malmsteen (lead guitars). ... Alcatrazz is a melodic hard rock band formed in 1983 in Los Angeles by Graham Bonnet, Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea. ... Right-handed and left-handed YJM Strats The Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster is a replica of the guitar used by Yngwie J. Malmsteen, made by Fender. ... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stockholm [, ] is the capital and the largest City of Sweden. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A bandleader is the director of a band of musicians. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Neo-classical metal is a subgenre of the heavy metal music heavily influenced by classical music in its style of playing and composing[1]. It implies a very technical performance and the use of elements borrowed from classical music and/or by famous classical music composers. ...

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Biography

Early life

Malmsteen was born on June 30, 1963 into a musically talented family in Stockholm, Sweden. Malmsteen was the youngest child in the family. On September 18, 1970, at age seven, he saw a television news broadcast reporting on the death of Jimi Hendrix which caused him to become obsessed with the guitar. The news segment showed only a clip of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar, but no actual songs. To quote his official website, "The day Jimi Hendrix died, the guitar-playing Malmsteen was born". is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stockholm [, ] is the capital and the largest City of Sweden. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ...


At the age of 10 he took his mother's maiden name Malmsteen as his surname, and Anglicised his given name Yngve to "Yngwie". Look up mother in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Anglicized refers to foreign words, often surnames, that are changed from a foreign language into English. ...


Malmsteen was a teenager when he first encountered the music of the 19th century violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini, whom he cites as his biggest classical music influence. Through his emulation of Paganini concerto pieces on guitar, Malmsteen developed a prodigious technical fluency. Malmsteen also cites Jimi Hendrix, Brian May of Queen, Steve Hackett of Genesis, Uli Jon Roth, and Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple as influences. For the Anne Rice novel, see Violin (novel). ... Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. ... For the Australian film composer, see Brian May (composer). ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Steve Hackett (born Stephen Richard Hackett on February 12, 1950, in Pimlico, England) is a writer and guitarist. ... Genesis is an English rock band formed in 1967. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Richard Hugh Blackmore, (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist. ... This article is about the rock band. ...


Malmsteen broke new ground and contributed to the evolution of modern rock guitar, particularly with his embracing of modal progressions and classically-influenced techniques that are less common in rock music. He is often credited, along with Randy Rhoads, with increasing the popularity of the neoclassical heavy metal genre and inspiring a new generation of electric guitarists including Paul Gilbert, Michael Romeo, Jason Becker, Chris Impellitteri, and Tony MacAlpine. For the talk radio host, see Randi Rhodes. ... Paul Brandon Gilbert (November 6, 1966) is a guitarist best known for his work with Racer X and Mr. ... Michael James Romeo (born March 6, 1968) is the guitarist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Symphony X. Michael began playing guitar at age 14 and takes his influences from a wide of range sources including Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, Al Di Meola, J.S... Jason Becker, (born July 22, 1969) is an American neo-classical metal guitarist and composer. ... Chris Impellitteri (2002) Chris Impellitteri (born 1964) is a guitar virtuoso who is frequently compared to Yngwie Malmsteen. ... Tony Jeff MacAlpine (born August 29, 1960 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American guitarist and keyboardist with a unique style blending elements of neo-classical and jazz fusion. ...


1980s

In late 1982 Malmsteen was brought to the U.S. by Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records, who had heard a demo tape of Malmsteen's playing. He had brief engagements with Steeler, for their self-titled album of 1983, then Alcatrazz, for their 1983 debut No Parole From Rock N' Roll, and the 1984 live album Live Sentence. Malmsteen released his first solo album Rising Force in 1984. His album was really meant to be an instrumental side-project of Alcatrazz, but it contained vocals, and Malmsteen left Alcatrazz soon after the release of Rising Force. It was a success; it was the winner of Guitar Player Magazine's Best Rock Album and was also nominated for a Grammy for 'Best Rock Instrumental', achieving #60 on the Billboard album chart. This was followed by Marching Out (1985). Jeff Scott Soto filled vocal duties on these initial albums. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Mike Varney is an American hard rock record producer, publisher and impresario. ... A guitar-oriented music label formed out of Mike Varneys Guitar Spotlight column in the back of Guitar Player magazine, which featured a photograph and a little paragraph write-up of various guitarists whove sent in snippets of their playing. ... Bold textSteeler was an early 80s heavy metal band with members Mark Edwards (drums), Rik Fox (bass), backing vocals), Ron Keel (voice, guitars) and Yngwie Malmsteen (lead guitars). ... Alcatrazz is a melodic hard rock band formed in 1983 in Los Angeles by Graham Bonnet, Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea. ... No Parole From Rock N Roll (1984) was the first album released by Graham Bonnets Alcatrazz. ... Live Sentence (1984) was the first and only live album released by Graham Bonnets Alcatrazz and contains some of the songs performed by Bonnet in his time with Ritchie Blackmores Heavy Metal band Rainbow The Live show was based on their previous album No Parole From Rock N... Rising Force is the debut album released by guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen issued in 1984. ... Advertising pamphlet for Japanese & USA electric guitar & accessory manufacturers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Marching Out is an album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen which was released in 1985. ... Jeff Scott Soto (born November 4, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer best known for being vocalist on Yngwie Malmsteens first two albums. ...


His third album, Trilogy, featuring the vocals of Mark Boals, was released in 1986. In 1987, yet another singer, former Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner joined his band. That year, Malmsteen was in a serious car accident, smashing his Jaguar XKE into a tree and putting him in a coma for a week. Nerve damage to his right hand was reported. In a tragic twist of fate, during his time in the hospital, Malmsteen's mother died from cancer. Trilogy is the third album released by guitarist Yngwie J. Malmsteen issued in 1986 by the label Polydor. ... Mark Boals is an American hard rock singer noted most for his work with Yngwie J. Malmsteen. ... This article is about Ritchie Blackmores band. ... Joe Lynn Turner (JLT) born August 2, 1951 in Hackensack, New Jersey, was the singer for Fandango and two British hard rock groups: Rainbow (1980-1984; break-up) and Deep Purple (1989-1992). ...


In the summer of 1988 he released his fourth album, Odyssey. Odyssey would be his biggest hit album, mainly because of its first single "Heaven Tonight". Shows in Russia during the Odyssey tour were recorded, and released in 1989 as his fifth album Trial By Fire: Live in Leningrad. The concert in Leningrad was the largest ever by a western artist in the Soviet Union.[citation needed] With his third singer in four albums, Odyssey was released by guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen in March of 1988. ... Trial By Fire is a live album released by Yngwie J. Malmsteen issued in October of 1989. ...


In late 1988, Malmsteen's signature Fender Stratocaster guitar was released, making him and Eric Clapton the first artists to be honoured by Fender. “Stratocaster” redirects here. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ...


Malmsteen's "Neo-classical" style of metal became moderately popular during the mid 1980s. With notable contemporaries such as Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, Tony MacAlpine and Vinnie Moore all reaching prominence following Malmsteen. Of that group only Paul Gilbert claimed Malmsteen as an influence.[citation needed] MacAlpine coming to the neoclassical/shred field by applying his classical piano training to his guitar playing and Moore arriving at a similar style because he shared Malmsteen's major influences, Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Al Di Meola. Neo-classical metal is a subgenre of the heavy metal music heavily influenced by classical music in its style of playing and composing[1]. It implies a very technical performance and the use of elements borrowed from classical music and/or by famous classical music composers. ... Paul Brandon Gilbert (November 6, 1966) is a guitarist best known for his work with Racer X and Mr. ... Marty Friedman (born Martin Adam Friedman December 8, 1962 in Washington, D.C., United States) is an American guitarist. ... Tony Jeff MacAlpine (born August 29, 1960 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American guitarist and keyboardist with a unique style blending elements of neo-classical and jazz fusion. ... Vinnie Moore at Dallas Guitar Show 2005 Vinnie Moore (April 14, 1964, New Castle, Delaware) plays melodic instrumental rock. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Shred guitar. ... Richard Hugh Blackmore, (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Al Di Meola (born Al Laurence Dimeola July 22, 1954 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist. ...


1990s

In the early 1990s Malmsteen released the albums Eclipse (1990), The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection (1991), Fire and Ice (1992) and The Seventh Sign (1994). Eclipse is an album released by guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen issued in 1990. ... The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection is the first compilation album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen. ... Yngwie Malmsteen - Fire and Ice Track Listing: 1. ... The Seventh Sign is an album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen released in 1994. ...


Despite his early success, and continuous success in Europe and Asia, by the early 1990s stylings of 1980s heavy metal had become unfashionable in the USA. It was quickly displaced by the Seattle grunge movement, where more complex songs that showcased technical ability were largely shunned in favour of simpler compositions. Seattle redirects here. ... “Grunge” redirects here. ...


In the 1990s, Malmsteen continued to record and release albums under the Japanese record label Pony Canyon, and maintained a devoted following from some fans in Europe and Japan, and to a lesser extent in the USA. In 2000, he once again acquired a contract with a US record label, Spitfire, and released his 1990s catalog into the US market for the first time, including what he regards as his masterpiece, Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra, recorded with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague. Pony Canyon is a large Japanese company, established on October 1st 1966, which publishes music, DVD and VHS videos, movies and video games. ... Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra is an album released in 1998 by Yngwie J. Malmsteen on Spitfire Records. ... Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at Rudolfinum Hall in Prague The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Česká filharmonie in Czech language) is based in Prague and is probably the most famous and most internationally respected Czech orchestra. ... For other uses, see Prague (disambiguation). ...


In 1993, Malmsteen's mother-in-law, who was opposed to his engagement with her daughter, had him arrested for threatening her with a shotgun and holding her daughter against her will [1]. The charges against Malmsteen were quickly dropped when he denied that the incident ever occurred.


2000s

After the release of War to End All Wars in 2000, singer Mark Boals left the band. Malmsteen went on tour with former Ark vocalist Jorn Lande. Due to various tensions on tour, Jorn left before the recording of Malmsteen's next album, Attack!!. He was replaced by former Rainbow vocalist Doogie White. White's vocals were well received by fans, and it seems that he has become a permanent member of the band. War to End All Wars is an album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen, released in 2000 by Spitfire Records in North America simultaneously with Pony Canyons release in Japan and Dream Catchers in Europe. ... Mark Boals is an American hard rock singer noted most for his work with Yngwie J. Malmsteen. ... There was an earlier melodic rock band of this name in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Photo of Jorn Jorn Lande (born May 31st 1968) is an in demand singer from Norway. ... Attack!! is Yngwie Malmsteens first album with new singer Doogie White, released in 2002. ... This article is about Ritchie Blackmores band. ... Doogie White discovered his interest in music when he joined the Clason Memorial Church, in his home town Motherwell, in Scotland. ...


In 2003, Malmsteen joined Joe Satriani and Steve Vai as part of the G3 supergroup. Malmsteen made two rare guest appearances on keyboardist Derek Sherinian's albums Black Utopia (2003), and Blood of the Snake (2006) where Malmsteen is heard on the same tracks as Al Di Meola and Zakk Wylde. Joseph Satch Satriani (born on July 15, 1956, in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ... Steven Steve Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer, vocalist, and record producer. ... G3 is an almost annual live music show and concert tour featuring three select guitarists of the generation; hence its name. ... “Supergroup” redirects here. ... Derek Sherinian (born August 25, 1966 in Laguna Beach, California) is a ‎rock and fusion keyboardist based in Los Angeles, California. ... Black Utopia is the third solo album by keyboardist Derek Sherinian. ... Blood of the Snake is the 5th solo album by keyboardist Derek Sherinian. ... Al Di Meola (born Al Laurence Dimeola July 22, 1954 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist. ... Zakk Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wiedlandt on January 14, 1967 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is a lead guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter, best known for his role as founder of Black Label Society and guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne. ...


Malmsteen released Unleash the Fury in 2005. As stated in an issue of "Guitar World" magazine, he titled this album after the infamous 'airline incident', which occurred in a flight to Japan for the 'Odyssey' tour. He was drunk and behaving obnoxiously, until he fell asleep and was roused by a woman pouring a jug of iced water on him. Enraged, he shouted, "You released the fucking fury!" The audio from this incident was caught on tape by a fellow band member. Unleash the Fury is an album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen and his group Rising Force, released on July 26, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ...


He is married to April and has a son named Antonio after Antonio Vivaldi. A noted Ferrari enthusiast, he owned a black 1985 308 GTS[2] for 18 years before selling it on eBay, and a red 1962 250 GTO.[3] In recent years, Yngwie has given up both smoking and drinking alcohol (date: April 2007). The Malmsteen family lives in Miami, Florida. “Vivaldi” redirects here. ... The 308 GTB (and similar 208 and later 328) were mid-engined sports cars manufactured by the Italian company Ferrari in the 1970s-1980s. ... The Ferrari 250 GTO was a supercar and auto racing car made by Ferrari in the early 1960s. ...


In 2007, Malmsteen was honoured in the Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero II. A player receives the "Yngwie Malmsteen" award for hitting 1000 or more notes in succession.[4] It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... Guitar Hero II is a music video game developed by Harmonix Music Systems and published by RedOctane. ...


Currently, Malmsteen is working on his next studio album slated for an Autumn 2007 or an early 2008 release.


Equipment

Specialised guitar

Aside from technical prowess, distinctions of Malmsteen's guitar style include a wide, violin-like vibrato inspired by classical violinists, and use of such minor scales as the Harmonic minor, and minor modes such as Phrygian, and Aeolian. Malmsteen cites the Fender Stratocaster and the single coil pickups as being instrumental to his unique tone. He uses his custom design by DiMarzio, a vertically-stacked humbucker mounted in a single coil housing. Malmsteen sought to combine the tone of a single coil with the reduced noise of a humbucker. The Malmsteen signature model Stratocaster made by Fender is based on this combination. Malmsteen prefers vintage Fender Stratocasters from 1968 through 1972. On all his guitars, the tone control is disconnected, and so is the middle pickup. Malmsteen only uses the bridge (DiMarzio HS-3) and neck pickups (DiMarzio YJM) on his guitars and allows the low output DiMarzio HS-3 on the bridge pickup to be driven by the floor pedals for his unique rich sound. All of Malmsteen's Stratocasters have brass nuts and are refretted with Dunlop 6000 super jumbo fretwire. According to Fender, Malmsteen has one of the most impressive collection of vintage Fender Stratocasters known. He has well over 200 Stratocasters, including one original Fender Stratocaster actually signed by Leo Fender. For the Anne Rice novel, see Violin (novel). ... Vibrato is a musical effect where the pitch or frequency of a note or sound is quickly and repeatedly raised and lowered over a small distance for the duration of that note or sound. ... A minor scale in musical theory can be viewed as the sixth mode of the major scale. ... This article is about modes as used in music. ... Due to historical confusion, Phrygian mode can refer to two very different musical modes or diatonic scales. ... The Aeolian mode comprises a musical mode or diatonic scale. ... It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ... “Stratocaster” redirects here. ... DiMarzio (full name: DiMarzio Musical Instrument Pickups, Inc. ... Right-handed and left-handed YJM Strats The Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster is a replica of the guitar used by Yngwie J. Malmsteen, made by Fender. ... Image:Leo Fender tinkering. ...


Scalloped necks

The guitars he uses are recognisable by the addition of custom scalloped fretboards. This is similar to a regular fretboard, but with wood 'scalloped' or scooped away to form a concave shape in between the frets. Malmsteen allegedly conceived this design as a teenager while working in a music store in Stockholm, Sweden when he came across a 17th century lute with a scalloped neck using the raised wood as frets. However, this can also be viewed as an influence from Ritchie Blackmore, one of his most readily admitted idols, who also favours scalloped neck Fender Stratocasters. Malmsteen himself has said he learned most from Ritchie Blackmore's guitar riffs and solos soon after he started learning the guitar. Also, jazz-fusion guitarist John McLaughlin used scalloped fingerboards long before Malmsteen gained fame. For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... A medieval era lute. ... Richard Hugh Blackmore, (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist. ... John McLaughlin John McLaughlin (aka pinyon)(born January 4, 1942), also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player from Doncaster, Yorkshire in England. ...


Even for the experienced guitar player, the scalloped fingerboard proves very difficult to perform on, as there is no surface contact between finger and wood to aid in the feel of the vibrato motion. The strings of the guitar, when fretted, are easily pushed sharp and out of tune. The highly accurate, yet delicate, controlled touch required to play properly with Malmsteen's modified Stratocaster is elusive for most, and an integral part of Malmsteen's technique.


Malmsteen briefly used Schecter Guitars in the 1980s, who built him strat-style guitars similar to his Fenders. Schecter Guitar Research is an American guitar company whose instruments are favored by hard rock and metal musicians. ...


Live equipment

Throughout the years, Malmsteen has stayed true to the basic equipment he uses on stage. Malmsteen continues to use strictly vintage 1971 Marshall amplifiers for his live performances. Often wowing his audiences with his vintage Marshall collection, Malmsteen regularly performs with a literal wall of up to 27 vintage Marshall 4x12 Cabinets with Celestion G12T-75 (75 watt). All of the 24 heads on the cabinets are Vintage 1971 Mark II Marshall 50 Watt heads. All wireless units are Samson. Floor pedals consist of a Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer, Roland DC-10 analog echo pedal, vintage Dunlop Cry-Baby Wah Pedal, Roland PK-5 MIDI pedal, Boss OC-2 Octave, DOD 250 Overdrive Pre-Amp pedal, Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor and a floor switch box for his effects rack by Bob Bradshaw. Malmsteen's guitars onstage are strictly 1968-1972 Fender Stratocasters. Malmsteen has claimed in an instructional video when asked why he chooses the Stratocasters from the late 1960s & early 1970s that the "bullet" truss rod in the neck and the large headstock design added a richer, fuller tone to the guitar that set it apart from Stratocasters from other eras. Fender discontinued the large headstock in the late 1970s and has since produced a re-issue of the "70s Series" Stratocaster. For his acoustic sets, Malmsteen uses a nylon stringed electro-acoustic black or white Ovation Viper. These guitars are equipped with Piezo pickups run into the Boss CS-3 pedal direct into the mixing desk, out to the PA and stage monitors. Prior to the Ovations, Malmsteen used Aria, Alvarez & Gibson classical acoustics on stage. All live microphones are Shure SM57's.


Strings and picks

Over the years, Malmsteen has used various brands of strings from Ernie Ball, Fender and now recently, he has his own signature string sets available from Dean Markley entitled "Electric Magic." The string weights vary, but Malmsteen regularly performs onstage with a custom light top,heavy bottom string gauge ranging from 0.08 through 0.48 gauge which are considered by most guitarists to be very thin especially with the downtuning. Malmsteen's picks are Jim Dunlop 1.5 mm white with his signature on them.


Band

Current lineup

Doogie White discovered his interest in music when he joined the Clason Memorial Church, in his home town Motherwell, in Scotland. ... Derek Sherinian (born August 25, 1966 in Laguna Beach, California) is a ‎rock and fusion keyboardist based in Los Angeles, California. ...

Previous members

Vocals

Jeff Scott Soto (born November 4, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer best known for being vocalist on Yngwie Malmsteens first two albums. ... Mark Boals is an American hard rock singer noted most for his work with Yngwie J. Malmsteen. ... Joe Lynn Turner (JLT) born August 2, 1951 in Hackensack, New Jersey, was the singer for Fandango and two British hard rock groups: Rainbow (1980-1984; break-up) and Deep Purple (1989-1992). ... Göran Edman (April 28 1956 -) is a Swedish vocalist. ... Michael Vescera is a singer for various bands and projects like Loudness (Soldier of Fortune, On the prowl, Live at the Budokan), Obsession (Marshall Law, Scarred for Life, Methods of Madness), Yngwie Malmsteen (The Seventh Sign, Magnum Opus), Dr. Sin (Dr. Sin II) or his own band MVP (“Mike Vescera... Mats Levén in concert with Therion Mats Levén (born in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a prolific singer who has worked during the years with big names of the Swedish musical industry. ... È== Biography == Jørn Lande (1968-) is a Norwegian heavy rock singer. ... Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA), is an American heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Elf, and his own band Dio. ...

Keyboards

Jens Johansson (born November 2, 1963 in Stockholm) is a world-renowned Swedish keyboardist and pianist in the power metal-genre. ... Swedish keyboard player (born 1961 in Gothenburg/Sweden) known from bands like Yngwie Malmsteen, Ark, Evil Masquerade, Kamelot, John Norum and many others. ... David Rosenthal is an American keyboardist, music producer, and songwriter mostly known for working with Billy Joel. ...

Bass

Marcel Jacob Marcel Jacob, born in January 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Robert Bob Daisley (born February 13, 1950) is from Sydney, Australia. ... Barry Sparks (born June 20, 1968, in Lucasville, Ohio) is the current bass player of the American glam metal band Dokken. ... Rudy Sarzo, bass guitar player, was born in Cuba in 1950 and subsequently left that country in 1961. ...

Drums

Barriemore Barlow Barriemore Barlow (born 10 September 1949, in Birmingham) best known as the drummer and percussionist for rock band Jethro Tull from 1972 to 1980. ... Anders Johansson (born May 25, 1962 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish musician. ... Pete Barnacle is a drummer who has played for various bands including Gillan, Girl (band), Broken Home, Spear Of Destiny, Yngwie Malmsteen (on the 1990 Eclipse World Tour), Sheer Greed (band), and Soldiers of Fortune. ... Mike Terrana (Born January 21, 1960 in Buffalo, NY)is a heavy metal drummer. ... Tommy Aldridge (born on August 15, 1950, in Jackson, Mississippi), is a veteran heavy metal and hard rock drummer who has pioneered double bass drumming. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... John Macaluso is an American drummer born in 1972, who has played for ARK,TNT, Yngwie Malmsteen among others. ...

Discography

Steeler

Date of Release Title Label Chart positions US sales
1983 Steeler Shrapnel

Released on Shrapnel Records in 1983 as a self titled album by the American band Steeler. ...

Alcatrazz

Date of Release Title Label Chart positions US sales
1984 No Parole from Rock N' Roll Polydor
1984 Live Sentence Polydor

No Parole From Rock N Roll (1984) was the first album released by Graham Bonnets Alcatrazz. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Live Sentence (1984) was the first and only live album released by Graham Bonnets Alcatrazz and contains some of the songs performed by Bonnet in his time with Ritchie Blackmores Heavy Metal band Rainbow The Live show was based on their previous album No Parole From Rock N...

Solo

Date of Release Title Label Chart positions US sales
1984 Rising Force Polydor 60
October 1985 Marching Out Polydor 54
1986 Trilogy Polydor 44
March, 1988 Odyssey Polydor 40
October, 1989 Trial By Fire: Live in Leningrad Polydor 128
1990 Eclipse Polydor 112
November, 1991 The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection PolyGram
1992 Fire and Ice Elektra 121
May 9, 1994 The Seventh Sign CMC International
October 17, 1995 Magnum Opus Import Records
November 5, 1996 Inspiration Foundation
1997 Facing the Animal Foundation
1998 Double LIVE! Foundation
June 30, 1998 Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in Em, Opus 1 Import Records
November 23, 1999 Alchemy Pony Canyon
November 7, 2000 War to End All Wars Pony Canyon
2002 Concerto Suite LIVE With the New Japan Philharmonic Pony Canyon
2002 The Genesis Pony Canyon
October 15, 2002 Attack!! Import Records
2004 G3: Rockin' in the Free World Epic
2005 Unleash the Fury Spitfire Records
2006 Far Beyond the Sun - DVD, includes Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad and Live '85 Universal Music

Rising Force is the debut album released by guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen issued in 1984. ... Marching Out is an album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen which was released in 1985. ... Trilogy is the third album released by guitarist Yngwie J. Malmsteen issued in 1986 by the label Polydor. ... With his third singer in four albums, Odyssey was released by guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen in March of 1988. ... Trial By Fire is a live album released by Yngwie J. Malmsteen issued in October of 1989. ... Eclipse is an album released by guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen issued in 1990. ... The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection is the first compilation album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... Yngwie Malmsteen - Fire and Ice Track Listing: 1. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Seventh Sign is an album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen released in 1994. ... CMC International is a record label, a division of its parent label - Sanctuary Records. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Magnum opus (sometimes Opus magnum, plural magna opera), from the Latin meaning great work,[1] refers to the best, most popular, or most renowned achievement of an author, artist, or composer, and most commonly one who has contributed a very large amount of material. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Inspiration is an album released by guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen issued in 1996. ... Facing The Animal is an album released in 1997 by guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen. ... LIVE! is an 1998 live album released by Yngwie J. Malmsteen. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra is an album released in 1998 by Yngwie J. Malmsteen on Spitfire Records. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Alchemy is an album released by guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen, issued in 1999. ... Pony Canyon is a large Japanese company, established on October 1st 1966, which publishes music, DVD and VHS videos, movies and video games. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... War to End All Wars is an album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen, released in 2000 by Spitfire Records in North America simultaneously with Pony Canyons release in Japan and Dream Catchers in Europe. ... The Genesis is an 2002 album released by Yngwie J. Malmsteen. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Attack!! is Yngwie Malmsteens first album with new singer Doogie White, released in 2002. ... Unleash the Fury is an album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen and his group Rising Force, released on July 26, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...

References

  1. ^ Yngwie at Guitarsite.com.
  2. ^ roadgearmag.com.
  3. ^ yngwie.org. Yngwie Answers Your Questions. March 16, 2002.
  4. ^ http://xbox360achievements.org/achievements.php?gameID=195

See also

Guitar moves are moves or stunts, which are done involving (most commonly) an electric guitar or bass guitar. ...

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Yngwie J. Malmsteen (born Lars Yngve Johann Lannerbäck, June 30, 1963) is a guitarist from Sweden who achieved widespread acclaim in the 1980s due to his technical proficiency and fusion of classical music elements with heavy rock guitar.
Yngwie Malmsteen at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX Born into a musical family in Stockholm, Yngwie was the youngest child in the family.
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Yngwie plays a very nice classical piece on a nylon string for the intro, and it works very nicely after the first "two" quite full-on songs.
Yngwie generally is distinguished as a neo-baroque player, but here I am convinced that he could do just as well as a neo-medievil player.
Yngwie really wanted to make sure he made an impact after his superb debut album, and Marching Out matches the standard of Rising Force, adding to some skills such as more eastern sounding sections in the solos and more sensitive playing.
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