Quote Originally Posted by Diego View Post
Yngwie,

It's an honor to have you here with us. Thank you!

I know Ritchie Blackmore has been one of your biggest inspirations as a guitar player; he's been my biggest influence for many years.

What caught your attention the most about him when you first listened to him? Also, is there anything about his playing/tone/etc. that you still haven't quite captured that you wish you had in your arsenal?

You're an amazing guitar player and a legend, Yngwie. Rock on!
When I was seven years old, I got a Deep Purple album from my older sister. At the time, there was nothing else around that even compared to Blackmore. So obviously it was amazing. But by the time I was 11 or 12, I had totally abandoned trying to copy Ritchie Blackmore or any guitar player. Period. My goal was to apply violin style techniques a la Paganini and Vivaldi to guitar.