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Relentless: The Memoir | [Yngwie J. Malmsteen]

Relentless: The Memoir

Yngwie Malmsteen's revolutionary guitar style - combining elements of classical music with the speed and volume of heavy metal - made him a staple of the 80s rock scene. Decades later, he's still a legend among guitarists, having sold 11 million albums and influenced generations of rockers since. In Relentless, Malmsteen shares his personal story, from the moment he burst onto the scene seemingly out of nowhere in the early 80s to become a household name in the annals of heavy metal.
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The rock-and-roll memoir of one of the world's greatest guitarists.

Yngwie Malmsteen's revolutionary guitar style - combining elements of classical music with the speed and volume of heavy metal - made him a staple of the 80s rock scene. Decades later, he's still a legend among guitarists, having sold 11 million albums and influenced generations of rockers since.

In Relentless, Malmsteen shares his personal story, from the moment he burst onto the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, in the early 80s to become a household name in the annals of heavy metal. Along the way, he talks about his first bands, going solo, his songwriting and recording process, and the seedy side of the rock business.

Malmsteen was named one of Time magazine's ten greatest electric guitar players.

The author's most recent album, Spellbound, was released in December 2012.

©2013 Yngwie J. Malmsteen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Anneli United States 07-10-13
    Anneli United States 07-10-13
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    "Autobiography of Yngwie J. Malmsteen."
    Would you listen to Relentless again? Why?

    Absolutely, because it is an absolutely amazing book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like reading an autobiography, then you know it`s the truth. Books written by others can come up with falsehoods. This book is the truth about Yngwies life.


    What about Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Fred Berman ’s performance did you like?

    Vivid descriptions! Excellent!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    That you get to listen to Yngwies amazing guitar playing. He is world class. I think he is by far the greatest of them all.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend everyone to read it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ola Nordal Austria 12-21-13
    Ola Nordal Austria 12-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good about the bad side of Heavy Metal"

    I was a fan of Malmsteen many years ago, but it kind of faded as I grew older and saw how cartoonish and sometimes ridiculous the 80s heavy metal scene was. I often wish I could go back to the time I didn't speak English and couldn't understand what Manowar sung about.

    Malmsteen's biography gives a unique insight into the mindset of those crazy days when heavy metal ruled the scene in Los Angeles. It's about all the clichés, before they turned clichés by a guy who invented many of them.

    I also enjoy the fact that after hearing the book I took out many of Malmsteen's old albums (and checked out some of his new ones) and I can testify to that they have aged less than many of his contemporaries. Rising Force is still a killer, and the tale told in this book is a good explanation of why.

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    Robert Patterson Calgary, AB Canada 09-11-13
    Robert Patterson Calgary, AB Canada 09-11-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Great stuff. Yngwie fans will love this book."

    Yngwie did a fantastic job on this book. Entertainment throughout. And now, if I had a cat, I'd have to rename it Yngwie J. Meowsteen.

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