Yngwie Malmsteen: matt mills and modern guitar interview

With the new album and live shows going on there are plenty of Yngwie interviews aout. This time a great one from Modern Guitar and fellow neo classical shredder Matt Mills... Yngwie:
Well, when I grew up there in the '70s and early '80s, basically, the music scene didn't exist. There wasn't anything. As far as rock 'n' roll, it was nothing. It was completely barren. Nobody was encouraged to do anything. You were pretty much told to shut up and stay in your place and don't do anything. That sort of society. I don't really dig that. So, that was completely useless.

I was very active from since I was like 10 years old. I was in band. So, there weren't any real venues. There were definitely no labels. I won some awards and stuff, some contests and stuff like this, which was pretty cool because I got free studio time and all that. It was pretty much that I had my eyes on London. Because it was not far away. What happened was I sent a tape to Guitar Player magazine and they basically brought me. They told me to come over to the States and that's it. And since I left Sweden, I have not followed the scene there. So, I have absolutely no idea what's going on over there.
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