YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Says He Hopes He's Still Part Of The Band

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW) recently answered several fan questions on his official web site regarding the current status of the band, their upcoming tour and live album.

When asked if there is any chance that he will get to write with Yngwie in the future as opposed to just singing the material Malmsteen composes on his own, White said, "[Yngwie] has a vision of how he wants things and as he himself says 'it's YNGWAY or the HIGHWAY'... He is very prolific and from what I understand, works from the melody out. Also, he is very solitary in his writing. If he asked, then of course it would be a pleasure, but he has written almost every single note and word on every album since he began. I can't see him wanting to change that now. It would be interesting to see if we could write together. We jammed on some new stuff during soundchecks, it was starting to come together and we were working as a unit... but I ain't holdin' my breath.

Regarding whether there will be a live CD or DVD of the current lineup, Doogie said, "We recorded every show on the 'Attack!!' tour. I think that some of the shows were recorded on video too. Whether they become a commercial release is totally up to Yngwie. With the amount of bootlegs of that tour, I think it would be good to give the fans a definitive live album of the best performances, chosen by Yngwie and maybe record a couple of new songs as a bonus."

When asked if he is still a part of Yngwie's lineup and whether the fans can expect to see him on tour with Yngwie in the U.S., White said, "I certainly hope I am part of the line up. It can't be a 'World Tour' if you don't play the States. Once I know what is what, then I will let you know. And I am sure you will find any current information on one of the many YJM sites."


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