Yngwie Malmsteen streaming show

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Now that Eddie passed. Is he the greatest living guitar player?

"Now that Eddie passed" .........:hmm:

I feel like Malmsteen was already technically better and has been for a few decades.....

I've said it before, but I think Yngwies popularity has suffered because he was/is to good.....
 
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"Now that Eddie passed" .........:hmm:

I feel like Malmsteen was already technically better and has been for a few decades.....

I've said it before, but I think Yngwies popularity has suffered because he was/is to good.....
EVH and VH in general had the right formula to be successful.

And it’s more than just playing ability, the ability to play great rhythm guitar as well as lead is what set EVH apart from all his contemporaries. If he just stuck to the fretboard gymnastics and didn’t write great hooks, he would have been a flash in the pan.

Think of all the great VH songs out there... when you think of them, the hooks come to mind first, then the insane playing.

YJM on the other hand... his playing is incredible, I have a few of his albums, but I can’t remember a single song off the top of my head, except the one on Trilogy that starts out acoustic and goes to electric.
 

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I don't think I have ever heard YJM play. but I am not into "weedly weedly" guitar playing.
 

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How was it? I started signing up for a ticket and decided it was a hassle and bailed. :)

He puts on a great live. I still remember being deaf after his show in 88 in San Antonio.
 

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I've said it before, but I think Yngwies popularity has suffered because he was/is to good.....
And he's a bit of an a-hole.
It can be said that most of his studio work is purely solo because he is such a perfectionist and needs to play most of the parts himself.
It could also be said that nobody really wants to work with him.

A friend was a touring tech through the 80s and 90s... maybe still, we lost contact.
The guy was one of the most difficult "rock stars" to work with.
"bring up my bass pedals"
<nudges slider>
"Too much"
<nudges slider>
"Not enough"
<bumps slider a lot>
"Way too much"
<puts slider back where it was 10 minutes ago>
"That's good"
 

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How was it? I started signing up for a ticket and decided it was a hassle and bailed. :)

He puts on a great live. I still remember being deaf after his show in 88 in San Antonio.
We saw him twice in Long Beach in the late 80s/early 90s.
 

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And he's a bit of an a-hole.
It can be said that most of his studio work is purely solo because he is such a perfectionist and needs to play most of the parts himself.
It could also be said that nobody really wants to work with him.

A friend was a touring tech through the 80s and 90s... maybe still, we lost contact.
The guy was one of the most difficult "rock stars" to work with.
"bring up my bass pedals"
<nudges slider>
"Too much"
<nudges slider>
"Not enough"
<bumps slider a lot>
"Way too much"
<puts slider back where it was 10 minutes ago>
"That's good"
Sounds like every "Rock Star"
 

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EVH and VH in general had the right formula to be successful.

And it’s more than just playing ability, the ability to play great rhythm guitar as well as lead is what set EVH apart from all his contemporaries. If he just stuck to the fretboard gymnastics and didn’t write great hooks, he would have been a flash in the pan.

Think of all the great VH songs out there... when you think of them, the hooks come to mind first, then the insane playing.

YJM on the other hand... his playing is incredible, I have a few of his albums, but I can’t remember a single song off the top of my head, except the one on Trilogy that starts out acoustic and goes to electric.
Getting a Dave and Sammy didn't hurt either.
 

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And he's a bit of an a-hole.
It can be said that most of his studio work is purely solo because he is such a perfectionist and needs to play most of the parts himself.
It could also be said that nobody really wants to work with him.

A friend was a touring tech through the 80s and 90s... maybe still, we lost contact.
The guy was one of the most difficult "rock stars" to work with.
"bring up my bass pedals"
<nudges slider>
"Too much"
<nudges slider>
"Not enough"
<bumps slider a lot>
"Way too much"
<puts slider back where it was 10 minutes ago>
"That's good"
But anybody that has had a good soundman has had that scam played on them.
 

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I dig YJM and recognize his skill, but can only take short doses - his guitar style makes me claustrophobic.

And I can’t say I’ve ever heard a YJM song that boogied. That was what VH cornered so well.
 

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And he's a bit of an a-hole.
It can be said that most of his studio work is purely solo because he is such a perfectionist and needs to play most of the parts himself.
It could also be said that nobody really wants to work with him.

A friend was a touring tech through the 80s and 90s... maybe still, we lost contact.
The guy was one of the most difficult "rock stars" to work with.
"bring up my bass pedals"
<nudges slider>
"Too much"
<nudges slider>
"Not enough"
<bumps slider a lot>
"Way too much"
<puts slider back where it was 10 minutes ago>
"That's good"
Sounds like early Mustaine......and I love his music.
 

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Probably 90% of our favorite bands or musicians are straight up pricks an assholes.

Really cool down to earth 'rock star/celebrities' are very rare.
 


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