Singer, songwriter, bandleader, and guitarist of the 1980s who performed neo-classical playing style even as a heavy metal performer.
Even a serious car accident that left him in a coma did not slow him down.
Jimi Hendrix inspired Malmsteen's performance style.
He took his inspiration from Queen's Brian May, among other rock guitarists. His demo was noticed by Shrapnel Records when Malmsteen was eighteen years old.
His whole family was musically-oriented, which led him to create his first original musical piece at the age of ten. He and his wife April have a son named Antonio.