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    Default Video: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, STEVE VAI And RUDY SARZO Perform VAN HALEN Classic

    Legendary guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai, along with veteran bassist Rudy Sarzo, performed a cover version of the VAN HALEN classic "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" during last night's (Friday, February 19) Guitar Gods Festival, which was held in Miami Beach, Florida.



    The brainchild of Yngwie's wife and manager April Malmsteen, Guitar Gods Festival was a wall-to-wall showcase of virtuosity featuring performances by Vai, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, Gus G., Sarzo and, of course, Malmsteen.

    The centerpiece of the Guitar Gods Festival was the online competition where budding artists duked it out to determine the next "Guitar God," with the winners voted on by fans and an all-star panel of judges. Several finalists performed at the event: Brad Jurjens, Elmo Karjalainen, Tyler Morris, Jorge Almarales, Joey Lodes, Pareidolia, Robert Rodrigo, Janne Nieminen and Emil Pohjalainen, and judge favorites Mrs. Smith and Dario Pardini.

    There was a $25 submission fee for entrants, with a portion of that fee going to benefit the April Malmsteen Foundation, a foundation that works to protect endangered species and their habitats around the globe.

    Regarding how the idea for the festival came about, April Malmsteen told Seymour Duncan: "Years ago when I came up with the concept of this festival, I really wasn't looking at what was trendy. The idea just popped into my head simply because I saw a struggle among young musicians where in this day and age, it was hard to get into the music business and get exposure. I wanted to give an opportunity to up-and-coming musicians to ride on the wings of already-established artists. This particular event in Miami is as of now a one-off thing, but if it works, we'll definitely do more. I don’t see anyone else giving the same sort of avenue to new artists."

    Vai, Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi will join forces for the "Generation Axe" tour beginning on April 5 in Seattle. The package is hitting the road for 26 performances in North America.

    "The 'Generation Axe' show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a six-string extravaganza that is sure to amaze and delight," commented Steve Vai.


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    "Generation Axe" hits Toronto in March, or May. Saw it in the paper yesterday at work. Very interested to check it out!
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    Yngwie is always over the top and on "11", yet, that's what his audience wants. Same (in a way) as the AC/DC crowd, yet at the very opposite end of the spectrum!!!

    Vai is always impressive, although slightly drowned out by Malmsteen's Marshall stack and bombastic delivery.
    The opening tempo was comically fast (Gee...Yngwie, who knew?), and I immediately pictured Roth singing in the coke fueled 600rpm mode from the 1984 tour! Haha.

    Neat video though. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Yngwie is always over the top and on "11", yet, that's what his audience wants. Same (in a way) as the AC/DC crowd, yet at the very opposite end of the spectrum!!!

    Vai is always impressive, although slightly drowned out by Malmsteen's Marshall stack and bombastic delivery.
    The opening tempo was comically fast (Gee...Yngwie, who knew?), and I immediately pictured Roth singing in the coke fueled 600rpm mode from the 1984 tour! Haha.

    Neat video though. Thanks.
    Yeah, Yngwie always plays so fast it makes you wonder if he has someplace else to be!
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    I like his stuff though, and appreciate his talent. I'm actually blown away by his talent!!!
    Not everyone's cup of tea. I get that.
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    Even though guys like Yngwie and Vai are well known by many of us, I still feel in a way that they are underrated - in a sense.
    It's crazy just how good/great those cats are!

    I've read many times about bands that are considered A list or C list.
    Us mere mortals are like on the G list, as in, "Gee, I wish I could play like that!" LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Even though guys like Yngwie and Vai are well known by many of us, I still feel in a way that they are underrated - in a sense.
    It's crazy just how good/great those cats are!

    I've read many times about bands that are considered A list or C list.
    Us mere mortals are like on the G list, as in, "Gee, I wish I could play like that!" LOL.
    Yngwie, Vai, Satch ... All off the charts technically.
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    I like(d) Yngwie - He's inhuman. I Love Vai - He's unbelievable. That was just stupid and pointless. Please just jam in A for 6 minutes. Don't bother with vocals or call it Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love.

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    Eh, they were just having fun. I'm sure there was some serious jamming going on during the rest of the show.
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    Yngwie needs to learn the key of B quiet. He solos over the chorus, he solos over the verse, he solos over the solo and barely lets Vai get a note in edgewise.
    And he's louder than everything and everyone else on the stage. He's a nightmare jam musician. All ego, no taste.

 

 

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