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Yngwie Malmsteen Interview: Guitar Virtuoso Talks "Parabellum," Sets Record Straight on Alcatrazz Departure

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Yngwie Malmsteen

Swedish guitarist, composer, songwriter and bandleader Yngwie Johan Malmsteen first became known in the 1980s for his neoclassical playing style in heavy metal, and he has released 21 studio albums in a career spanning over 40 years. Time magazine rated him as number nine among the 11 greatest electric guitar players of all time. He played briefly with the band Steeler on its 1983 self-titled album and then appeared with Graham Bonnet in the band Alcatrazz, playing on its 1983 debut, No Parole from Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the 1984 live album Live Sentence.

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