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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.

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Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.