Low-quality video footage of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's March 14, 2008 concert at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2008 fair in Frankfurt, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "3Pietro" and "blueser76"). (NOTE: Audio in second clip is distorted to the point of being unlistenable.) The performance marked the legendary Swedish guitarist's first appearance with his new lineup, which includes Tim "Ripper" Owens (BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) on vocals, Bjorn Englen on bass, Michael Troy on keyboards and Patrik Johansson on drums.Owens and Malmsteen previously collaborated on a cover of OZZY OSBOURNE's "Mr. Crowley", which appeared on the "Flying High Again: The World's Greatest Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne", released in March 2006 via Magick Records. Listen to the track on YouTube. Owens's predecessor, Doogie White, was a member of Yngwie Malmsteen's band for six and a half years. Doogie joined Malmsteen's band in September 2001 and recorded two albums with the legendary Swedish guitarist: "Attack" (2002) and "Unleash the Fury" (2005).
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