According to Bravewords.com, Swedish guitar legend YNGWIE MALMSTEEN is featured in a new interview with Classic Rock Revisited. An excerpt is available below:
CRR: Have you ever been burnt out on playing music?
Yngwie: “I wouldn’t say I was burnt out ever but you can overdo it to where it becomes a routine and I’ve done that. I want to be excited when I’m on stage. I’ve been playing for so long that I don’t practice much anymore – I play guitar all the time but it’s not like I’m practicing songs. When I get inspired I go to the studio and when I’m on stage I’m inspired because of all the people. But I don’t go off stage on to the tour bus and listen to music. That intensity that I want to retain, I want it to be real because I can pull out the autopilot any day, but that’s not the real thing to me. I don’t like to do that. When I play I need it to be honest and in the moment. That goes for being on stage or in the studio. For instance, if I go into a studio to record a solo or whatever and it doesn’t happen right away, I just say ‘Fuck it’ and I’m out of there. I don’t keep on doing it. I won’t do another take. Either it happens or it won’t.”
Go to this location for the complete interview.