Yngwie Malmsteen, guitarist
birth name: Lars Johann Yngwie Lannerback

Yngwie Malmsteen

June 30, 1963, Stockholm, Sweden

At the age of 12 he took his mother's maiden name Malmsten as his surname, slightly changed it to Malmsteen, and aglicised his third given name Yngve to Yngwie. Malmsteen created his first band Track on Earth at the age of 10, consisting of himself and a friend from school on drums. ~ Wikipedia: Yngwie Malmsteen ~ retrieved June 15, 2013 © Wikipedia

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Yngwie Malmsteen is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the '80s. Combining a dazzling technique honed over years of obsessive practice with a love for such classical composers as Bach, Beethoven, and Paganini, Malmsteen's distinctively Baroque, gothic compositional style and lightning-fast arpeggiated solos rewrote the book on heavy metal guitar. ~ Allmusic: Yngwie Malmsteen ~ retrieved June 22, 2013 © Allmusic

Yngwie Malmsteen ~ Ranked #9 Time 10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players in 2009 ~ The Swede's superfast “neoclassical” style - he credits Bach and Paganini as influences - is a blur of scales and technical precision. It almost makes you forget that the great bulk of his music is so fast that it's unlistenable. ~ 2009 © TIME

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