For today's flashback video, we're dropping in on a young Yngwie Malmsteen, circa-1984. Fans who got to see the Graham Bonnet-led Alcatrazz perform in the early to mid-Eighties were treated to bits and pieces of Malmsteen's mastery in pretty much every song—but especially when he took his extended solo breaks.
For some reason, Kanye West decided to perform Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" at last weekend’s Glastonbury Festival. He didn't do a very good job, and he should probably avoid the song in the future. Hey, it's true! Regardless, someone took the time to edit Kanye’s performance with archive footage of Mercury looking on and laughing. Eventually, the clip cuts to Mercury singing the song as West, well, doesn't laugh.
Here in New York City, we see and hear all kinds of stuff in the subway—but we haven't seen anything quite like Rafa Budu. Watch as Budu plays a song at a rapid pace on a train in Chile—and suddenly starts smashing his head against the wall behind him.
For this week's flashback video, we head to Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1984. That's where — and when — Jeff Beck joined Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble on stage to play an impressive mini-set that included "Jeff's Boogie," a 1966 instrumental from the Yardbirds' Roger the Engineer album.