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  • Annie Atlasman

    Check out exclusive photos from the final night of the Generation Axe tour

    When five rock guitar legends come together to perform, it probably caused some great rift within time and space, but thankfully enough it was still safe enough to be able to capture some great moments as history was being made on stage. Generation Axe includes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk...
  • Melanie P. Falina

    Generation Axe wows Chicago with a night of big guitars - and lots of them

    When you're looking to see some great live rock and roll it's only natural to think of some of the guitar virtuosos of our day. Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi are just a few names that come to mind - - - and each of these five stellar guitarists have taken...
  • Yngwie Malmsteen to release new album in April

    Yngwie Malmsteen to release new album in April

    Just on the heels of learning about the mega-exciting Generation Axe tour featuring guitar gods Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi, it's looking like guitar lovers have even more to look forward to this spring as well - like a brand spanking new Yngwie...
  • Generation Axe tour featuring Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, and more

    Generation Axe tour featuring Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, and more

    There are supergroups and then there are groups that are so insanely 'super' that there's no word or label for them. Generation Axe is one of these special groups. As one might guess from the name, Generation Axe is all about the guitar, and lots of the guitar. Because Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie...
  • Tim 'Ripper' Owens discusses relationship with Yngwie Malmsteen

    Tim 'Ripper' Owens discusses relationship with Yngwie Malmsteen

    There's much that can be - and is - said of metal guitar master, Yngwie Malmsteen - - - but yet there are few who actually know much about the man first hand. Like a few other artists, there were stories - some true, some not - from years and even decades ago now that will forever haunt Yngwie...
  • Axes & Anchors Cruise, guitar heaven on the sea, happening in 2016

    Axes & Anchors Cruise, guitar heaven on the sea, happening in 2016

    Just a few years ago, performers like Rick Springfield and Sammy Hagar seemed pretty innovative hosting music cruises where fans were able to combine an actual full cruise itinerary with performances and meet and greet options with their favorite bands and artists. But of course once a great idea...
  • Yngwie Malmsteen discusses his upcoming fine art debut

    Yngwie Malmsteen discusses his upcoming fine art debut

    Music itself, of course, is an art form - but what if you could see visual art made by music? That's exactly what's happening with guitar god, Yngwie Malmsteen in his partnership with SceneFour, a Los Angeles based visual art team which produces fine art collaborations with music visionaries. For...
  • Yngwie Malmsteen to unveil his art built from guitar collection

    Yngwie Malmsteen to unveil his art built from guitar collection

    To many, Yngwie Malmsteen is a musical genius. A maestro in his own right, a musician who creates art with his guitar, figuratively speaking, of course. But starting on June 18, the description of Malmsteen as an artist is going to be a literal one as well. With the help of SceneFour, a Los...
  • Yngwie Malmsteen inducted into Swedish Music Hall Of Fame, working on new album

    Yngwie Malmsteen inducted into Swedish Music Hall Of Fame, working on new album

    There are a great many current-day metal bands hailing from Sweden, but when one goes back two and three decades it's the 'lighter' music from the country that tends to come to mind. Bands like ABBA, Roxette, or Ace of Base roll off the tongue - but it would be a shame to leave guitar god Yngwie...
  • The debate of rock music's longevity continues with Yngwie Malmsteen

    The debate of rock music's longevity continues with Yngwie Malmsteen

    In a September 2014 interview with Esquire, KISS bassist and co-founder, Gene Simmons, was asked what advice he'd give to young musicians of today and his views were pretty doom and gloom for the musicians of the future. He said: "I am so sad that the next 15-year-old kid in a garage someplace in...
  • Yngwie Malmsteen to release new live album and live DVD

    Yngwie Malmsteen to release new live album and live DVD

    Growing up in a heavily musical family, it was only natural that Yngwie Malmsteen himself would blossom into a musician, but just how big and beautifully he blossomed is something guitar fans today can only be in awe of, and thankful for. As a young, guitar-obsessed child growing up in his mostly...
  • Guitar worship at its finest with Yngwie Malmsteen

    Guitar worship at its finest with Yngwie Malmsteen

    Guitar god, Yngwie Malmsteen, has referred to himself as an extremist, and really there's no other way that he could have been. As a young, guitar-obsessed child growing up in his mostly freezing cold home of Sweden, Malmsteen knew even then, just how much effort he was willing to put into his...
  • Yngwie Malmsteen to headline Guitar Gods Tour

    Yngwie Malmsteen to headline Guitar Gods Tour

    When Yngwie Malmsteen first popped up on the metal music scene in the early 80s, no one had ever seen anything quite like him. His neo-classical style and the sheer speed of his playing made him the most notable musician in the sub-genre, and he influenced a new era of music and guitarists alike...
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