Yngwie Malmsteen: Genius, Thief or Both?

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gerloffmk

Uli Jon Roth and Ritchie Blackmore were class acts and I would WANT to hang around them if I could. Yngwie is a great player, but I wouldn't want to hang around him if I was given the chance. Of course I would jump at the chance to have a lesson from him, but on a personal, friendly level, I'll pass.

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gunsmack

I guess it doesn't take much to get an article on GW's website. There was nothing resembling a coherent thought to be found here. Gee, YJM listened to Blackmore and UJR, and then took it a step further? No shit, Sherlock.

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slayerswine

Over the years I have grown to appreciate him.

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urth1000

I would like to retract most of what I said obviously it was'nt bashing Yngwie. Yngwie rules, this was still a questionably written blog. don't try to be witty, or tricky ----just say what you mean.
who has the time to wade through something like that,it was'nt that great an homage.

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matta

GENIUS.

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RattandRoll

Yngwie Mention on the show "House"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtXNLuyqMaQ

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RattandRoll

Awesome article well written I just saw Yngwie live about a month ago and he hasnt lost a step. One thing about Malmsteen that I think is sorely overlooked is that his songwriting is very good and has gotten better over the years.

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urth1000

I guess someone named John li wrote this travesty of an article. It's always amazing to me when the mentally challenged forget where their toilet is and what it's for and instead decide to write something like this in a place like this. What a moron, this is'nt about opinion, this nut has decided that there is'nt a guitarist alive or post-JIMI that could ever concieve an original idea blah,blah,blah. Maybe that's how it is for those lackeys who write articles like this attacking giving and brilliant artists like Yngwie (who've done more good and shared more) instead of looking to there own shortcomings. Figure it out yourself.

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RattandRoll

I don't he was bashing Yngwie at all in the article if anything he is praising him

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M3talManiako

The Maestro has always been #1 in incorporating great technics n melodies since he was a kid. he's one of the guitar players with more imitator out there, and even gilbert, wylde, vai, becker where inspired by him.

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johnnycnote

This reminds me of an old interview with Eddie Van Halen, where he bragged about how Ritchie Blackmore "hated" him because Eddie claimed he'd gotten a lot of his ideas from Blackmore.

Admittedly, it's difficult to fill album after album of songs that either don't start to sound like other songs a band's already done, or sounding like something else heard in the past. Sometimes, a riff will sound vaguely familiar, and later, after the song is already composed and labelled a "keeper", you'll later find out what gave you the idea.

The trick is to use it in such a way that it's not recognizable as being inspired by something else. It's not easy, but it's what separates the good bands from the great ones . . .

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guitarist64

Google Uli John Roth or try Youtube...

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