The ‘I’ man, Yngwie Malmsteen explained in a recent press conference why he started to handle the vocals on his 2016’s “World on Fire.” Check it out:
“When I started out when I was a kid in Sweden, I had a band called Rising Force, I was the singer. Then I came to America and I was playing with Steeler and Alcatrazz, they [had their own] singers.
“I always thought that singers have the Elvis Presley syndrome – they think they’re Elvis Presley. They’re not Elvis Presley.
“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.”
Isn’t he adorable and humble?