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Yngwie Malmsteen/Uli Jon Roth/Gary Hoey/Bumblefoot 

When: Wed., June 18, 7 p.m. 2014
Price: $34 ADV, $40 DOS
“Yngwie Malmsteen Changes Middle Name to Fucking.” So read a headline in The Onion, the satirical newspaper that bills itself as “America’s Finest News Source.” Actually, Yngwie J. Malmsteen has been known as Yngwie Fucking Malmsteen since the mid-’80s, when he and other six-string masturbators such as Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, and Joe Satriani had their names carved into the tops of high-school desks and etched onto the covers of spiral notebooks. Born Lars Johann Yngwie Lannerback, Malmsteen grew up in Sweden, where he developed an early affection for Hendrix and Deep Purple. But then, like many a guitar shredder before him, he started listening to classical music (specifically, Niccol Paganini) and discovered that playing electric guitar could be a form of high art. Disappointed with the bands he initially joined, Malmsteen formed his own group, Rising Force, and was well on his way to international fame when he nearly died in a car accident. He recovered quickly and returned to shredding. He’s brought a handful of like-minded shredders to accompany him on this tour, dubbed Guitar Gods. Bring earplugs. (Niesel)

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