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Video: Yngwie Malmsteen Performs "Black Star" at the House of Blues

Who doesn't enjoy a dose of Yngwie Malmsteen to kick off the work week?

Check out this fan-filmed clip of the six-string legend performing "Black Star" at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, earlier this year.

The fireworks start once he walks over to his stationary guitar, plays the open E string a few times and gets down to business.


And if you're in the mood for more heavy Swedishness this morning, check out a new online game, "IKEA or Death." It presents you with 20 Swedish and/or Swedish-looking words and asks you to decide if it's a piece of IKEA furniture or the name of a Swedish death metal band." Good luck!

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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.