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Yngwie Malmsteen

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Birthday
30, 1963
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1963 (age 56)
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden

About

Singer, songwriter, bandleader, and guitarist of the 1980s who performed neo-classical playing style even as a heavy metal performer.

Before Fame

He took his inspiration from Queen's Brian May, among other rock guitarists. His demo was noticed by Shrapnel Records when Malmsteen was eighteen years old.

Trivia

Even a serious car accident that left him in a coma did not slow him down.

Family Life

His whole family was musically-oriented, which led him to create his first original musical piece at the age of ten. He and his wife April have a son named Antonio.

Associated With

Jimi Hendrix inspired Malmsteen's performance style.