YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Tries To Set His Guitar On Fire With No Luck; Video Available

A classic — and hilarious — video clip of legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen attempting to set his guitar on fire with no luck at a 1981 concert in Sweden has been posted at YouTube.

As previously reported, Malmsteen's "Fire & Ice" album (1992) will be reissued on June 26 through Noble Rot, the new label launched by Collectors' Choice. A press release reads: "By the time he released 'Fire & Ice' in 1992, Yngwie Malmsteen was established as one of heavy metal's reigning guitar gods, and was considered by many to be the most technically accomplished axemen in hard rock. The self-produced 'Fire & Ice' combines the baroque classicism of his early work with more commercially oriented material, resulting in a memorable showcase for the Swedish shred king's lightning fretwork."

According to a posting on Yngwie Malmsteen's official web site, the guitarist is "working hard on a new rock album." The CD, which is once again expected to feature drummer Patrick Johansson and vocalist Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW), is tentatively due later this year.

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