Tag Archives: Yngwie Malmsteen

Kamchatka bassist/vocalist Per Wiberg’s Top 5 Swedish Hard Rock/Metal bands

Posted by on February 17, 2014

Many likely know Per Wiberg best for his work with Opeth and Spiritual Beggars. Lately, though, Wiberg has been providing bass and vocals to Swedish powerhouse trio Kamchatka. Their new album The Search Goes On (coming out on February 19 via Despotz Records) is pure heavy rock with a massive old-school blues kick to it. […]

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Watch a 13 year-old shred Yngwie Malmsteen

Posted by on January 8, 2014

Meet John Waldefeldt. He’s only 13 years old (maybe 14 now?), but he’s already a damn good guitar player. In fact, he’s been at it since he was 9. Gear Gods brought him to our attention, and he’s been posting YouTube clips of him playing since we was nine. You can see him progress from playing […]

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‘Louder Than Hell’ Authors Discuss Tackling Entire Metal Genre In One Book

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Both respected journalists in their own right, Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman combined forces to write “The Definitive Oral History Of Metal.” Louder Than Hell was released last month, and the gargantuan book (736 pages) sums up the beginnings, past and present of an entire genre with plenty of stories, anecdotes and remembrances from the artists […]

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You Can Forget About Trying Out For Anthrax

Posted by on January 10, 2013

Live BlogSo you heard that Rob Caggiano left Anthrax lest week, right? The band has the Metal Alliance tour coming up in a few months, and they need a guitar player before then, you thought. So you probably dusted off your Among the Living CD and started learning all of Dan Spitz’s leads, imagining Joey […]

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Video: America’s Most Inescapable Song Gets A Metal Upgrade

Posted by on August 24, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7DFlIv9qQ&list=UUtJVZjY6xsZUV-sYdcIFpZw&index=11&feature=plcp[/youtube] Metalheads tend to shun a lot of the songs played over commercial radio, and lots of times for good reason. If you sit in your car and turn the radio on, chances are you’re going to find a station or ten playing Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit “Call Me Maybe.” And even worse, the song just […]

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Rudy Sarzo: “In Order To Keep Ozzy Alive We Kept Him Occupied”

Posted by on July 19, 2012

Until this week, the only record that Ozzy Osbourne fans had of the vulnerable time in between the death of guitarist Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee’s time in the band that started with 1983’s Bark at the Moon was the now-out-of-print Speak of the Devil. The 1982 double-live album, which featured Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis, […]

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More Bands Slated To Perform Revolver Golden Gods, Rush To Receive “Lifetime Achievement Award,” And Pantera To Premiere New Video

Posted by on March 13, 2012

Last month, the nominees and initial performers for the 4th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards were announced. And now more performances, honorees and special additions have been confirmed for this year’s award show. First up, it’s been revealed that Rush will receive the “Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.” Jack Black and Kyle Gass of […]

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Dave Grohl Clarifies His Grammy Acceptance Speech

Posted by on February 17, 2012

One of the best moments during this past Sunday’s Grammys came from the Foo Fighters. Not only was it awesome seeing Grohl wearing a Slayer t-shirt, but his acceptance speech for the Best Rock Performance award was well-said and honest. However, there are a few who were up in arms about his “human element” comment, […]

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Yngwie Malmsteen Gets His Own Personalized Sharpie

Posted by on December 14, 2011

Yngwie Malmsteen is a well known virtuoso shredder. And while most guitarists of his caliber would have their own signature line of guitars, Malmsteen is getting a personalized instrument of another kind: a Sharpie marker. In what might be the oddest star endorsement we’ve seen in a while, the writing instrument manufacturer presented Malmsteen with […]

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Have Opeth Found Their New Keyboardist?

Posted by on June 3, 2011

Opeth have been in the news a lot this week. They premiered the cover artwork for their new album Heritage, and some of the tour dates for Opeth’s Fall tour with Katatonia were leaked yesterday. Well now it looks like the Fall tour isn’t the only juicy Opeth news to have gotten leaked. According to […]

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