Yngwie Johann Malmsteen or Yngwie Malmsteen is a famous Swedish guitarist. Besides being known as a guitarist, he is also a reliable songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Yngwie, who was born on June 30, 1963, is married to April, a Turkish woman. The couple is blessed with a son named Antonio, whose name is inspired by the name Antonio Vivaldi.
Yngwie became famous in the 1980s because of his expertise in one of the guitar techniques namely neo-classical metal which is often associated with the speed of playing guitar with high notes, screams, and roars.
Yngwie’s first musical album was RISING FORCE which was released in 1984. The album won an award from Guitar Player Magazine as the best rock album. The album was later also nominated for a Grammy as Best Rock Instrumental.
Then throughout the 90s, Yngwie recorded four albums, namely ECLIPSE (1990), THE YNGWIE MALMSTEEN COLLECTION (1991), FIRE AND ICE (1992), and THE SEVENTH SIGN (1994). Thanks to these albums he gained success in Europe and Asia.
Yngwie’s last album was RELENTLESS which was released in November 2010. In order to promote this album in America, he played a song called Star Spangled Banner in Florida. In 2012, he just finished his performance at the Getaway Rock Festival held in his home country, Sweden.