By Steve Newton
The first time I interviewed Yngwie Malmsteen was back in December of 1985, when he was opening act on Dio’s Sacred Heart tour.
Malmsteen was only 22 at the time, full of piss and vinegar–kinda like he is now!–and ready to toss opinions around like they were notes flying off his fretboard.
At one point in the interview I asked Yngwie if it bothered him that people described his debut album Rising Force as heavy metal, which set him off on an anti-metal rant that included a slag of W.A.S.P. and “all that fucking shit”.
Have a listen: