Yngwie Malmsteen Guitar Fail: Tech Misses His Guitar Toss

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The Generation Axe tour—the same impressive collection of six-string maestros that rocked the US last spring—has announced several Asian dates that kick off in April. The tour features Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi.

Anyway, the news has us looking back at some of the highlights—of which there were many—of last year's tour, like this one.

On May 2, 2016, the crew pulled into Detroit for a rousing show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. During his solo set, Malmsteen threw one of his Strats into the air—as he has many times before—but the stage hand didn't, um, catch it.

You can see all the action below. Be sure to stay tuned for more info about possible 2017 Generation Axe Tour dates.

For more information, visit generationaxe.com.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.