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!

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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.