YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Pays Tribute To DEEP PURPLE, THE BEATLES, JIMI HENDRIX, THE ROLLING STONES On 'Blue Lightning' Album

January 31, 2019

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release a new album, "Blue Lightning", on March 29 via Mascot Label Group. On the disc, Yngwie pays homage to those from the blues world who have fuelled his artistic spirit for so long.

"Blue Lightning" track listing:

01. Blue Lightning
02. Foxey Lady
03. Demon's Eye (DEEP PURPLE)
04. 1911 Strut
05. Blue Je.an Blues (ZZ TOP)
06. Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)
07. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (THE BEATLES)
08. Sun's Up Top's Down
09. Peace, Please
10. Paint It Black (THE ROLLING STONES)
11. Smoke On The Water (DEEP PURPLE)
12. Forever Man (Eric Clapton)

The official lyric video for "Sun's Up Top's Down" will be released on Friday, February 1.

Yngwie took part in the 2018 edition of the "Generation Axe" tour alongside Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi.

Yngwie's last album, "World On Fire", came out in June 2016 via King Records.

Last fall, Yngwie said that he chose to handle lead vocals himself on "World On Fire" because he "always thought that singers have the Elvis Presley syndrome — they think they're Elvis Presley. They're not Elvis Presley," he said. "Because I write the music, I write the lyrics, I write the vocal melody lines — I write everything. Just because I let somebody sing something doesn't mean they're more important than the bass player or the keyboard player or the drummer. Because I write all the parts — I write the drum parts, the bass parts, the keyboard parts, the guitar parts and the vocal parts — like a classical composer. And I really kind of got tired of dealing with their bullshit, really. So I decided to sing myself."

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