“That’s amazing, dude! You just whipped that out!” Rivers Cuomo shreds Yngwie Malmsteen’s Far Beyond the Sun and floors Chris Shiflett

Rivers Cuomo and Chris Shiflett on the Shred With Shifty podcast
(Image credit: Shred With Shifty / YouTube)

The second instalment of Chris Shiflett’s Shred With Shifty podcast debuts today (July 27) and features Rivers Cuomo. During the conversation, the Weezer guitarist hails the influence of Yngwie Malmsteen and even gives a quick demo of the super Swede’s shred classic, Far Beyond the Sun.

The clip opens with Cuomo and Shiflett discussing the Weezer man’s beginnings on the electric guitar, in which he runs through the motivational impact of Quiet Riot’s Metal Health. However, the conversation soon turns to lead influences. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.