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Video: Yngwie Malmsteen Performs "Blue" on Local TV Show in Memphis

Guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen visited a local TV station in Memphis — WREG/News 3 — this past Friday morning, promoting his May 3 appearance at the 2013 Beale Street Music Festival.

Malmsteen chatted about his new album, Spellbound, and his new book, Relentless.

He also performed a few songs — including "Blue," a track from his 1999 album, Alchemy — in front of an impressive array of Marshall stacks.

Check out the two videos below — and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!

NOTE: If you want to hear Malmsteen play, go straight to the first video. If you want to hear him chat, then play, start with the second video!

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.