Yngwie Malmsteen’s wife tries hard to erase his past!

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Yngwie and I at our first apartment in Stockholm 1980
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I had a big review ready to publish here on my blog about the movie “SÅ JÄVLA METAL” that was just released at the movie theatres here in Sweden. The movie, produced by Yasin Hillborg brings all the important pieces of the Swedish Metal scene together and nails all details and nostalgic memories for all rockers. But especially for us that were there … that really were THERE and involved somehow.Today I got a very disturbing phone call from one of the co-producers of the movie that has just hit the cinema. He was very sorry to say that they will be forced to cut out all my photos and interview from the movie because Yngwie Malmsteen’s wife threw a fit when she saw the movie and threatened to throw a lawsuit on them if my involvement is to not be erased. Can anybody believe the nerve of this woman? She is making a complete fool out of herself here in Sweden.

I was happy to be involved and to take part in the movie. With an interview and with old photos showing Yngwie and me as teenagers. I was Yngwie Malmseen’s first girlfriend and we had four years together that were very interesting, important and parts of our lives. This was before he was famous and I also supported and helped him when we left Sweden and started a new life in the U.S.A. that brought him acknowledge and fame.

From grief, struggle, distress to the life of a rock star that he very much undoubtedly deserved. And I was there the whole way. I stood by him, when people here in Sweden treated him like shit, he stayed at my parents home when he had no food and I later moved to his mom’s home to keep him company as he was a very lonely person really. I loved him just the way he was! We were inseparable for the whole period we where together. Anyway… we were young, so very young. But just the same, a very important, fun and happy time of my life.

We kept in contact for years after we broke up and I was very good friends with his mother for many years, even when he was not with me anymore. O’boy, Yngwie’s mom Rigmor would have been so upset and disappointed of April’s behaviour.

During the years I have heard very bad things about his wife, terrible things actually, from band members, family, close friends, business acquaintances etc. In fact I have never heard anything positive about her, not a single word. But I never met her and have never felt the urge to say bad things about a person that I never met. Also out of respect for Yngwie, he has never done me any harm really and so I kept my nice memories of him, that is all. She has never been important what so ever.

So yes, it seems she is a controlling monster and I believe a lot of people who had to deal with her bullshit during the years will agree. This person has been with Yngwie for years, has control over his life and carer as his manager and still so darn jealous and insecure. She will take any means to try to erase his past. He is not allowed to have any contact with old friends, and any ex are forbidden to go near any venue when he has a concert here in Sweden. I call this behaviour PATHETIC.

So I am cut out of the movie, not a big deal really. But a disturbing fact that she gets away with being a total bitch and tries so hard to erase his past.

While I am happy about life with my beautiful family and friends, Yngwie’s wife lays sleepless at night throwing febrile fists in the air and chasing windmills in the shape of old little girlfriends.

Still you all should see the movie SÅ JÄVLA METAL even if her behaviour is so darn UN-METAL.

Here are some of the photos that were shown in the movie. I shall put them here instead.

With Yngwie at rehearsals (1987)
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Yngwie Malmsteen – a very funny guy, believe it or not… (1988)
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Those were the old days… memories, memories. (2011)

184 Responses to “Yngwie Malmsteen’s wife tries hard to erase his past!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    We know and that’s the important part!!!!

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    • Sadly what some women wont do for money and status. It’s a shame that Yngwie allows her so much control over his past life, present life and future life. He should be proud that he had amazing people in his past that was with him for the right reasons verses the “right” ulterior motive reasons. The man is a brilliant guitar genius, a Guitar God truthfully. I listen to the riffs he use to play in Dreaming, Ill see the light and Paradise amongst others and it is as if you can feel the energy that emits from him. Simply divine beauty. Mad respect for his amazing guitar style <3

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  2. Anonymous Says:

    It’s a tragic shame that this had to happen. The film makers should stick by their creative guns and do what they wanted, not what Yngwie’s wife wants. I was there in Steeler and I was a witness to some of this. It’s a shame and I support Talee Savage on this, and Yngwie’s wife should be more flexible and grown-up to all this. Shame on her.
    -Rik Fox / Steeler bassist.

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  3. Very well put, Tallee! I agree with Rik Fox: the film makers are cowards.

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    • Anonymous Says:

      correction, film makers are smart they know who to listen to. This is Tallee version, not Yngwies.

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      • Of course it’s Tallee’s version.

        But I still think they are cowards. Why? Well, it was their choice to make the film with Tallee in it at first – and then changed it after Yngwie’s wife contacted them and (apparantly) threatened to sue them. Weak. Right or wrong, just my two cents… :-)

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      • There is no Yngwie version here. It’s either April or Tallee. And everybody who knows Tallee just one bit knows that there is no way in hell she would make something like this up. April, on the other hasn’t made one single attempt to explain herself. So, no, the film makers aren’t smart, they’re, as Anders wrote, cowards.

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  4. I agree, the film makers are cowards!

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  5. Well , it was sad to read this message in the blog .

    Ok , Ingwie ‘s wife is powerful right now to erase his past in the movie , but she can not erase his past in reality . She is not God , she is a woman who is supposed to love her husband and accept his life before her as well. I think that such controlling behaviour tells about total disrespect from her side that has nothing to do with love .

    You and Ingwie looked so cute on the pictires )))

    Vera

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  6. Anonymous Says:

    Yngve (or YingYang as I like yo call him) has lost his balls alltogether. April is a BITCH and all of us who have met her know that`s a fact. YingYang! step up and be the man you used to be!!!!

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  7. Tallee….thanks for sharing this.Never liked April either.

    You should see Yngwie’s reissues of old dvd, April cut all the parts with Yngwie and his second wife..

    Now we know wher Little Savage comes from, thanks!!

    BTW, could I ask which years you were with Yng? 1980-1988? Just curious :)

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    • Hello Blay : }

      I did not know this about his old videos. But it does not surprise me a bit : /

      I was with Yngwie in 1980 – 1984 and parts of 1987/1988.

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      • You were with Yngwie at the best times.After 1984 he kind of slowly started loosing the fire in his heart.Everything before 1985 was Yngwies golden age,as a person and as a guitarist.Im not saying hes bad now.Im just saying after 1985 fame hit him in the head a little.For example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uv1dhXk31w .Can you please tell me,how was Yngwie as a person while he was with you in a little bit of detail for example was he like in this interview in real life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juN_LKZ0Z7U or was he like in the “my middle name is where the fuck is the guitar pick” (the first link).Im only 17 so i didnt get to see the 80′ or talk to him and get to know him,but you have.And this is a little personal and you dont have to answer but,How did you meet?

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  8. Vad söta ni var! Sjukt med folk som inte kan acceptera att alla har en historia. Vore skillnad om ni haft ett förhållande efter att han blev ihop med sin fru.

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  9. This is so screwed. What an insecure and brainless little slut. But the fact is, the only one who loses on this is Yngwie. He’s gonna be the laughing stock of the year for being so whipped by his dumbass wife. Is she trying to talk herself and everybody else into that Yngwie was a virgin before they met? That he never had a life? The fact is, before they met, Yngwie was actually successful. Nowadays, he is a hasbeen. He hardly sell any records and he only plays tiny clubs and a stunt like this really don’t better that. I mean, it’s not enough that he hasn’t released a decent record in 20 years, now everybody knows that his wife is ready for cuckoo’s nest and he doesn’t have the balls to tell her off.
    On the other hand I would like to give the producers of the movie a kick in the but as well. They really looks like scared little children for going along with April’s (Fools day?) soap opera like threats. If THEY had any balls, they would just tell her to drop dead, remove the music and use your pics and interview anyway. And then put a note that tells the story why there’s not any Yngwie-music in the movie. Because nobody would give a rat’s ass. This movie is way more important to Yngwie than to the film makers. People are gonna see this movie, with or without him. So you’re the winner in this, Tallee and Yngwie and Ape-ril are the losers.

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  10. Anonymous Says:

    Raging, jealous, insecure women in metal who somehow manage to get ANY kind of control over ANYTHING are like maggots. They ruin so much. Then when one of those MARRIES a musician and makes herself a so called “manager”, it’s like Satan in high heels. It’s sad when the artist in question ALLOWS this to happen, as it’s HIS name and HIS career that’s at stake here. Love is blind they say – and apparently it’s deaf and mute too.

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  11. Very interesting stuff!

    Yngwie is in the process of writing an autobiography.I wonder if he will include you! If not, that would mean April didn’t allow that haha.What a shame…

    I think April controls even his interviews.He always says he left his cat and his gf in Sweden and he left alone with an extra pair of pants, his toothbrush and a guitar.But, he left with you and even brought the cat, right?

    He also says “his gf” left him in 1987 after the car crash…wonder what is true and what’s not.If you can set things straight, please do :)

    Thanks again!

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    • Is that so? I can assure you that I will not be in his autobiography, because of the simple fact that “she” will not let that happen.

      Yngwie came to the U.S.A with me and our cat Lizzy. He did have one pair of pants and no underwear. We stayed for a period of time in a place in Hollywood with the band Steeler. Then he joined Alcatrazz and we moved to Laguna Hills and later we finally got a place in Woodland Hills.

      We got back together in 1987 and he stayed with me as his mom had cancer and Yngwie went through the worst periods in his life.

      Hope this clears some stuff up a little.

      /// Tallee

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    • I concur here. In YJM interviews on youtube, Yngwie always says (when asked) that he ‘left everything behind, girlfriend, flat, family’ when he went to join Mike Varney’s Shrapnel in California.

      Recent example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0XZ0sIdVng

      Sorry to be the bringer of bad news – this must really piss you off.

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      • Yeah, I did see that interview. What can I say … must be a case of temporary insanity from his side. I was certainly with :) The band Steeler and Alcatrazz and the remaining of his family and friends can back this up … as well as a lot of photos from that time.

        No, it does not make me angry, Troy. Just makes one wonder for what purpose he would say that : / Then again, he said a lot of weird stuff if you listen to the whole interview.

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  12. Ahh…looks like real love.
    Yngve, nu får du slå dasen i bordet och styra upp din kvinna. Du är ju en viking :)

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  13. That was you in the movie!!!????
    I mean, I saw the pre-premiere but young you and you now look pretty different. I guess I was thinking that girl with Yngwie in the movie and the ex-girlfriend who got interviewed were 2 different ex girlfriends.

    You were cute then but you were one billion times hotter now!
    I bet Yngwie is biting his nails knowing what a goddess you become! :p :p :p

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  14. First of all: To Jompa: Yngwie will never be a “hasbeen” as far as i can see. No matter if his wfie´s around or not pulling strings (btw, i bet she doesn´t know anything more than that a G-string is something you wear between the rearcheeks..haha). I rather see Yngwie doing clubgigs here in Sweden then not being able to sell out some arenas. I´ve seen both and i love the clubgigs. But i mean, who wouldn´t see him selling out Ullevi Arena?? Enough said :)

    And now in Swedish to Tallee :)

    Fruktansvärt tråkigt att det blivit så. En människa som tyvärr kan påverka flera andra är tragiskt. Hade varit grymt kul att se mer av Yngwie innan allt rullade igång.
    Jag tror att det endast ligger grymt djup och väldigt sjuk svartsjuka i det hela. Jag har svårt att tolka det på något annat vis. Av bilderna att dömma så var du redan då otroligt vacker och dina år efter gör dig än mer vacker. Hoppas det kommer en dvd eller två som täcker Yngwie´s bakgrund och där även hans ex får några ord. Förutsatt att den eller de som filmar allt inte låter sig påverkas så starkt.

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    • Hallå Niclas

      Ja men visst är det så! Svartsjuka som härjar. Det vi hade var för så länge sen och Yngwie och jag skildes som vänner och har aldrig haft något otalt. Men hon är paranoid och försöker styra och ställa som en rabiessjuk bäver. Har hört många tragiska historier och jag tycker väldigt synd om honom egentligen. En DVD skulle vara kul.

      P.S Tack så hjärtligt för komplimangen :)

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      • Niclas, jag försöker inte svärta ner Yngves namn eller så, men en hasbeen för mig är en artist som en gång var stor, sålde en hel del skivor, och hade en hyfsat stor publik men som tappat allt det. Så är det med Yngve idag. Jag har alltid supportat Yngve och försvarat honom och hans musik mot folk som kastat skit över honom och enligt mig, inte förstått ett jota. Men faktum är att Yngve inte har så värst många fans kvar. Hans skivor låter som taskiga demos, är full av upprepningar och rewrites av hans äldre låtar och även om han fortfarande är en fantastisk gitarrist så har hans utvecklingskurva knappast pekat uppåt sedan mitten av 90-talet. Eller ännu tidigare t.o.m. Bara att gå in på vilket musikforum som helst och kolla. Det finns inte så många som har speciellt mycket övers för hans musik längre och det inkluderar många som en gång älskat hans musik. Som jag. Anledningen att jag öht tog upp det här var mer för att påpeka faktumet att hans fru bara sabbar ännu mer för en redan kantstött artist genom att göra sådan här idiotgrejor. Dock kommer jag alltid hylla hans musikaliska intiritet eftersom han vägrar ändra sig eller spela något annat än det han själv vill och sådant är respekt i mina ögon, även om jag inte tycker hans musik, de senaste åren är något att hänga i julgranen.

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  15. bevyhorse59@yahoo.com Says:

    Tallee, believe me…April seems like a VERY insecure person for doing that to Yngwie’s past! The movie people should STAND UP against her somehow.There’s got to be a way to make her SEE that his past is OUR past and seeing all this past brings back SOOO many good memories to us. I wish Yngwie would take her over his knee for what she’s doing and gain his control back. ( I sure hope he had her sign a PreNup !) April has even controlled YouTube taking some of his songs off. That hurts US fans deeply.Thank God for CD’s.She can’t take those away from ME.haha Yngwie and you shared so many good and bad times in his struggle to become what he has become. His past is IN the past. Both of you are doing good now and I’m glad to hear you’re still friends with him……or will she let THAT be? If I were Yngwie……I’d SNEAK a phonecall to you or visit with you. I’m sure you are a special special part of his past life. I myself wish you two were still together. All the pix I”ve seen of you two looked so happy/content.But you ventured forward and have a beautiful family now. There’s got to be a way Yngwies PAST can be in that movie. He and his struggle to rise to where he got all these years is a special part of all OUR lives. Those were the years of REAL metal. Thank you SO much Tallee for posting this info. Peace,Love and Happiness to you and your family. What you do now is wonderful. You’re very very talented! Keep on keeping on. Love, RedBev59 from Mass. USA

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    • This is a very nice post! Thank you so much for the support and all the kind words. Yes, I do think it is sad that she goes through such lengths to prevent information that might be interesting and fun for fans to see and hear. A very unpleasant situation and “spoiled” people usually get their way, unfortunately. So she will continue to try censuring his past till it is all gone, I suppose.

      Love and happiness right back at ya

      Tallee Savage : )

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  16. Grobianen.... Says:

    Haha…vilket liv för en sån grej….å alla sura är anonymous??…..
    Minns när ja slängde ut en korkad Y från Kellys 91´och han börja sparka på en Merca utanför som ett sårat barn….Hans dåvarande tjej Erika fick lugna karln en bra stund…sen fick han komma in igen om han höll stilen…tur han kan lira gura iaf…dont quit your dayjob om man säger så, skulle nog vika kartonger på nått lager annars…ska se filmen nån dag med elle utan dig hursomhelst…

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  17. Tjena Tallee!
    Läste vad du skrev och detta är din sida av saken. Om man ska göra en rättvis bedömning så måste man också höra Yngwies sida av saken. Kan förstå om du stör dig på att du blivit bortklippt men Hallå! efter alla dessa år så spelar det väl inte så stor roll. Inte så mycket att orda om anser jag. Det kanske finns de som är sensationslystna och bara väljer att ta del av din sida av saken, det som du skriver här. Men har du isf tänkt efter vem som verkar framstå i dålig dager pga det du skriver? Jo Yngwie själv och hans fru. Inte i mina ögon dock för jag väljer att tänka själv och i mina ögon verkar det enbart som att det är du som fikar efter uppmärksamhet. Man bör tänka till vilka man utsätter innan man skriver fast i mina ögon är det endast du som utsätter dig själv.
    Sköt om dig Tallee och inget illa menat.

    Mvh
    Mark E Gunnardo

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    • Hej Mark!

      Min medverkan i filmen var jääättekort vännen. Jag skulle aldrig smutskasta Yngwie. Har aldrig haft anledning till det. Mitt inlägg i filmen var hur vi som tonåringar åkte till U.S.A. Kort och kul inlägg till Yngwie fansen. Just att han är så tokig i katter och hur vi tog med oss katten Lizzy.

      Jag ska ärligt talat säga att jag bryr mig inte ett dugg om att det klipptes bort. Det som jag tycker är så otroligt sorgligt och fel är att hans fru gör detta ofta. Stämmer folk till höger och vänster.

      För 10 år sen så blev hon hysterisk när Yngwie spelade på en liten klubb i Sthlm och jag var där. Hur tolkar du det? Jag var ju en liten flicka när detta begav sig. Tycker du att hennes sätt att härja 25 år efter är rätt då? Hans förflutna går ju inte att ändra på.

      Hade jag velat skada Yngwie så har jag mycket information och bilder men jag är inte ute efter det. Utan jag tycker det var fel av henne att ta bort en del som producenterna fann intressant som inte på något viss skadar Y eller hans familj.

      /// Tallee

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  18. Hahaha, it seems like this April woman is here and is writing as “anonymous”, she really is obsessed, tons of replies in the same style and it is clearly her… writing like a teenage girl enraged by jealousy.

    I just cannot imagine how sad and weird this woman must be, bragging about all of these companies she has and whatever on her boyfriends ex’s blog in Sweden… well, i guess she is sexually unsatisfied or something.

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  19. Hahaha…This is funny here we go, the producer told you the last second that they cut you out, what, they quickly went to the editing room, and removed you? do you really believe that, just before they put it into the cinemas? Are they telling you the truth that it was April that wanted you out? or are they telling you that you want to hear so you won’t get upset with them,? Or maybe that they wanted you out the film beacuse they said ooh no we made a mistake quick Yngwie doesn’t recognise this one or maybe that is was actually Yngwie himself who had you removed as he did not see the relavance? Maybe he doesn’t even remembrer you and said, what the hell is that woman doing in the movie about my life, cut her out? They probably told you what you wanted to hear. Or maybe you made the entire story up to get attention? Alot of maybes, slandering Yngwie’s wife and manager to his fans is not the answer or a solution, they made a excecutive decisions Sorry you got cut out but hey, you probably never belonged in the movie. Ce la vie…

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    • Hello April! You are a fool!

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    • Vincey… You have written anonymous and in different names here 20 times. Please stop doing that!

      I will read your inputs! But try to keep it mature and to shake some of that anger off. Yngwie has never done me any harm and I have nothing bad to say about him now. But April went to far and she does these kind of things often, and I felt like sharing this on my blogg, that´s all.

      I was at the premiere and the movie was already out in the cinemas for weeks. My contribution was very small telling how we left as teenagers with our cat. Not a big deal and nothing that hurts neither Yngwie or April. But a fun part because this was so long ago and a part of Yngwies life. Why do you feel it is important to cut that part out, if the producers really wanted it there. And I know that they did want it there.

      April is very controlling and jealous. Never heard of anybody like that before. I know Yngwie loves her and she is a beautiful and very smart woman. I agree with you. But he does have a past and the fans are sometimes curious.

      Yngwie did not sleep around, ever. He has two ex-girlfriends and two ex-wifes. I am sure he remembers all of them. But the difference here is that I NEVER has said anything bad about him, at all. He is not allowed to speak to any old friends. I am close with his family and his mom was a very dear friend of mine. So yes, of course Yngwie remembers.

      It is not important, and I am not trying to seek attention. If I wanted that during all theses years. I would have released more intimate photos. I have never done that. Do you honestly feel that a few photos of me and him as teenagers was a big deal? People told me that his wife was not going to let them show this in the movie, but the producers wanted it there. I can assure you, it makes no difference to me. I am a down to earth person, happily married and with three children. But I was mad about the childish reaction of April.

      Thank you for writing. But please do this under your real name and not anonymous :)

      Cheers Tallee

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      • So April has been writing 20 different posts under 20 different names? Wow. But I can understand that as there are no one else out there that agrees with her…

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  20. Ohoj igen Tallee!
    Du märker ju på vissa kommentarer att vissa köper vad du skriver utan omsvep och direkt mer eller mindre idiotförklarar Yngwie och hans fru utan grunder. Så varför skriver du då detta över huvud taget? Vad leder det till? Söker du nån form av upprättelse? Jag kan inte se att det skulle leda till nåt positivt för nån. Men visst ordet är ju fritt och tur är väl det men sen måste man tänka själv, vara opartisk och värdera sanningshalt och relevans i vad som skrivs. Tyvärr gör inte alla det.

    Mvh
    Mark E Gunnardo

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    • Men anledningen till att så många “köper” det Tallee skriver är att det är ALLMÄNT känt att April lägger sig i och försöker censurera saker som skrivs om Yngwie. Tycker det är helt rätt att det kommer upp i ljuset. För hur kan en dokumentär bli trovärdig om man böjer sig för påtryckningar att vinkla historien?
      Filmskaparna skulle gjort de Sweden Rock Magazine gjorde när hon försökte samma sak med dom…. dvs skitit fullständigt i henne och istället publicera de tandlösa försöken att leka mäktig. Idiotförklarar sig gör dom så bra själva…. och vad menar du utan grunder?

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    • Ja det är tråkigt när folk som inte gillar Yngwie kanske passar på att skriva negativt om honon. Det finns det ingen anledning till här. Jag har inget negativt att säga om honom alls.

      Men jag har alltså råkat ut för hennes barnsligheter förut. Och det är som Matzon skriver här ovan “allmänt känt” hur hon beter sig mot sin omgivning. Mycket arrogant och förmer person. Trist tycker jag! Kan man inte bara bete sig normalt liksom.

      Ja, bloggen handlar ju om lilla mig och små saker som jag är med om på dagarna så att mina vänner och de som gillar mina arbeten kan följa. Så det kändes rätt att skriva om hur bitar ur dokumentären blev cencurerad av frun. Hade valet att dra till Konsum och handla äpplen och låta henne härja som vanligt eller skriva hur töntigt jag tyckte dessa hot var från henne, jag valde att dela med mig.

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    • Mark, vad tycker du Tallee skulle gjort då? Bara hållit käften och låtit hennes puckade utfall varit? Get real.

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      • Mandisson Says:

        Angående sanningshalt och relevans: har man sett premiären vet man att Tallee och några gamla bilder finns med men inte på något sätt som kastar minsta skugga över Y’s karriär, hans person eller familj. Om dessa bitar har klippts bort när filmen redan har gått i flera veckor av annan orsak än att det Tallee säger så övertygar i alla fall inte förolämpningar och osakligheter från anonym om det. Historien må vara en bagatell, men om någon har dragit i trådarna för att radera hennes medverkan i en färdig produktion som redan visats, bör den personen ha räknat med att Tallee kanske väljer att skriva om det istället för att gå och handla äpplen.
        I övrigt så är det en mycket bra och sevärd film som rekommenderas.

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  21. Zinny J Zan Says:

    Tallee,I stand by You 100%
    Pathetic people like Yngwies wife should not get any attention whatsoever.

    Zinny

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  22. Tja jag gillar Yngwies musik, det han gör i sitt privatliv är hans sak och intresserar mig inte så länge han inte går ut och skjuter folk. Grundlöst ja exakt Matzon, GRUNDLÖST! Fast inte om man tror på allt som skrivs i tidningar mm utan att rannsaka. Det visar ju bara att man är trångsynt och vill ha snabba smaskiga sensationer på andras bekostnad och skiter fullkomligt i sanningshalten. Det är att idiotförklara sig själv. Min syn på Yngwie påverkas inte det minst av detta skriveri, tvärtom. Möjligen kanske det blir så Tallee att du decimerar dig själv genom detta. Nog sagt av mig. Ha en bra dag Little Savage och tack för ordet!

    Mvh
    Mark E Gunnardo

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    • Jag älskar Yngwies musik Mark. Klart hans privatliv är intressant för mig när jag personligen blir inblandad. Tillhörde hans privatliv engång i tiden och har stött honom i alla sammanhang vem han än varit gift med.

      Du är också intresserad av hans privatliv annars hade du väl inte tagit dig tid att läsa och skriva här. Det som skrivs här är inte skrivet av jornallister utan av mig direkt. Visst kan du välja att inte tro på vad jag skriver, but why? Det vi kan konstatera är att du och jag tycker lite olika. Inget mer med den saken!

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    • Jo, jag var inne på din MySpace och där kan man höra klart och tydligt att du gillar hans musik.
      Förstår inte varför du bryr dig om att kommentera detta om du nu inte bryr dig om ett dugg om hans privatliv. Vaddå privatliv förresten… detta handlar om en dokumentär om Metal. Inget privat där inte.
      Detta var inte heller skrivet för att ändra folks syn på Yngwie. Ingen skuld är lagd på Yngwie så långt som jag kan läsa. Tallee ventilerar sin besvikelse i sin blogg, vad är det för fel med det?
      Hur fan kan det vara grundlöst när detta kommer direkt från källan? Och varför skulle Tallee vilja skapa smaskiga sensationer, vad skulle hon tjäna på det? Detta är en privat blogg – ingen vinstgivande publikation.
      Däremot är det jävligt trångsynt att blint tro på vad en artist säger bara för att man är fan av hans musik.
      Sen att en person sitter och skriver 2o-talet negativa inlägg här anonymnt och under olika namn bevisar ju att det är så pass känsligt för någon och att det Tallee skrivit är sant.

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      • Mark verkar inte riktigt greppa att man inte måste älska alla artistens familjemedlemmar bara för att man gillar artisten. Jag älskar också Yngwies musik, i alla fall fram till 1994. Och den här såpan handlar ju faktiskt inte om Yngwie egentligen utan hans nutjob till fru.

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  23. Photo Steve Says:

    Very informative and interesting article. I was assigned to photograph Yngwie on his US tour last week and when I went to will call I was given a contacts (typical these days) but I have never seen one so harsh and open for suit in my life. I was told they would need to take a copy of my drivers license, then I deicided to speak with the owner of the venue. He said how he overheard April talking about suing people left and right and your story is a great deterrent. I grabbed a copy of the contract and went home. I’m a Yngwie fan, but sadly he cannot get any press from me or any of my editors due to Aprils actions.

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    • Sorry to hear this Steve! I am not surprised at all though. I heard the same story about this many many times. And it is sad, very sad. This is not what Yngwie is about. Today he is being controlled like a puppet. She has done wonderful things for him, I am sure, but she has also ruined lots of good opportunities for him with her unpleasantness, I am sure.

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      • Photo Steve Says:

        I agree Tallee in regards about the many ruined opportunites even though I have no relationship with Yngwie or April in any non-professional way. Once I had seen it with my own eyes, I did some digging around (hence you’re artical) and I was shocked when I took a look at the story you posted. I cannot belive someone would go to that length to prevent an interview. Just remember, people always try to rewrite history, but no one can can’t rewrite a memory. If you want, I will post the contract once I get it scanned.

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      • Photo Steve Says:

        P.S Just checked out your blog, you have some amazing photos. Love the Cooper and Immortal sets.

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  24. Viking boy Says:

    Sad that Yngwie is not man enough to put his bitch in place! He is equally much part of this bullshit. Tallee! You look hot now and in the past! Yngwie should have kept you.

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  25. Trist story! Hann i alla fall se filmen innan:) Så himla onödigt beteende, var väl något liknande “drama” när Yngwie skulle vara med i Sweden Rock Magazine för något år sedan?

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  26. sorry, but i don’t agree with you. I am completely with Malsmteen’s wife. I think it’s a lack of respect what you are saying here. No woman likes to know with details what his man did with other women in the past, and it’s not a crime when she is not hipocrite and displays that she doesn’t admit that.
    If Malmsteen wasn’t famous you wouldn’t even remember his name after 30 years, so i really think you only want to show off.
    I don’t know how this woman is, but if Malmsteen chose her as his wife, you should respect it, and if the rest of the world don’t like her, it’s not their and your business.
    I can read like you feel more important in his life than what has been and IS his wife.
    I could understand you felt pity because you did it with all your best intention to share your nice memories, but i cannot understand that you feel offended and upset because she doesn’t want to know and let all the people know about this OOOOOLD relationship.
    I wonder how you would feel if it was the other way around.
    Just an opinion….

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    • I understand what you are saying. But there has to be a limit to jealousy. I do agree that no women usually likes to hear details about women in the past. But first of all, I was a girl, not a “woman”. Second of all the part in the movie is not about love at all. It is about how the rock industry was in Sweden before he got famous. And my message was how Yngwie struggled here and we finally gave up and left with our cat Lizzy to the U.S.A. Little things that fans sometimes appreciate to know. At least the producers thought it was fun to have that part. In one of the photos I was 14 years old and he was 17. Innocent kids!

      You are wrong, I would remember Yngwie either he is famous or not, of course. Don´t you remember your first real partner? I think “show off” is the wrong word here, but I am not ashamed of sharing those years with him, no. He never treated me bad in anyway. So he is a very nice memory from my past. I have had the press asking me for photos of him and us when we were teenagers. But I never sold out or gave out his private and intimate life. And I just thought it was very childish of her to threaten to withdraw his music in the movie, if they did not remove my small part in it. Who makes a fuss about a few pic of some kids from, like you say, “OOOOLD” times? Instead of seeing the fun of it, like many others do.

      I was friends with Yngwie even through his previews marriages. It has never been a problem. But when I came to a concert in Sweden to see him play at a club about 12 years ago. April had told band members, also friends of mine, that I was not allowed in the club. She was apparently hysterical backstage over the fact that I was there. Me? What the hell did I do? So there I was anxious to say hello to an old friend and to meet his new girlfriend, and I was refused to meet them. I could hear her freaking out backstage and according to band members who where very embarrassed about her behaviour , Yngwie was not behind this at all. Why would he?

      The importance of my being is not the issue here, really. Of course we are not important to each other in that way at all any more. I am married since 20 years back. And he has a wonderful life with his family.

      I think knowing the fact that I never have said any bad things about them, should have made his wife have more respect for me and all of Yngwie’s friends that he had before he was famous and that where his friends until he met her.

      You ask how I would feel? Oh boy… I am so very different in that way Mel Lena, I am good and nice to everybody that is nice to me. I am friends with my husbands ex. And one of my best friend is my ex-mans wife. Because they are wonderful people. So I don´t have that issue there, to be honest.

      Now you should turn things around and ask your self; What would you do if you went to visit a friend at a concert and all of a sudden you have the band members come up to you and say – you’d better leave, “she” is hysterical about the fact that you are here. I thought it was pretty uncomfortable feeling I can tell you. How would you feel?

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      • Tallee, did U check the ip on that one? Just sayin’…

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      • I completely see your point in the Concert issue, that was not nice and i think she has no rights to forbid you the entrance. But you have to know – and surely you know – not all women are that open minded to be able to deal with an ex of her husband and feel comfortable about it. Or maybe she even had a bad experience before that took her to take this decision about the movie. I honestly wouldn’t like a movie of my husband where i can see the love story with another woman, really not! i would feel somehow hurt, even if that was 30 years ago and you were a couple of kids. I see there’s no malice in your intention for what i read, but i stick on my opinion that it’s unrespectuful. I think malsmteen himself can explain perfectly the music industry of that time, not need an ex girlfriend tells. But as i say that, i can say that i don’t think she had to forbid you the entrance. Anyway, as i said it’s my opinion and never meant to bother you, just tried to open another point of view that maybe you didn’t note. And i take a bow in front of you for being able to love a woman that was with your husband. Actually this world needs more love, and less hate. But passion and feelings sometimes are hard to control.
        And it’s not my business, but i felt free to give my opinion. and you can check my ID, cause it was the very first time that i wrote as you surely realized.
        best,
        Mel

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        • Hello Mel Lena

          Maybe it all depends on how a couple splits up. If there was a lot of bad feelings involved and so on. Most adults, I think are mature people and know how to handle the situation of being introduced to their ex , even if it doesn’t feel comfortable, like you say. I totally understand that feeling. I do get jealous too ofcourse. But I would never, never be rude to another woman like that, without a reason, and absolutely not over a girl that was dated when he was so young.

          I believe in humble and down to earth people. And his wife has proven to be all but just that. The world does need more Love and understanding. You are completaly right!

          I appreciate you opinion and you always welcome to share it here. Oh, and the reason I check IP # is because I had a nutcase writting 25 times under different names here yesterday and using a lot of bad language and they where all from the same IP. I have my kids read here sometimes, so it is Ok to be mad… but I want to keep it civilized

          Cheers Tallee

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          • :) i know there are LIMITS, i can recall a girlfriend of an ex of mine giving me anonymous calls at home just to insult me. What i did? well i met her and i told her: listen, i know it’s you who is calling, i called the cops, so you’ll manage it with them if you have any problem. It was false, i didn’t call anyone but she stopped.
            So i lived in my own shoes some kind of “crazy jealousy”. But i am a woman and i am jealous, and though i would never ever ever harm another woman just because in the past (when i was NOT there) had something with my man, i wouldn’t like to see her around too much,and i consider myself mature, but it’s something that comes from the guts and burns.
            Anyway, it was nice to share our points of view. And just let me give you my last and humble opinion, with all the best sense: just don’t give her more importance, don’t waste your energy because time puts everybody in their place.
            and to end my super speech… i just wanna say that i don’t agree with Johan. People likes Malmsteen because his music, not because of his wife or how much people knows about his private life. I love his music and i’ve never been interested in his private life untill i have read this blog. So i hardly believe that his wife can affect to his career, and when it does… this means that so many people are not objective… music is music, and private life has nothing to do with it.
            Well Tallee, though we have two different kind of personalities and opinnion , it was nice to discuss with you.
            Greetings
            Mel

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        • She married Yngwie, who is a public figure and people/fans have an interest in his past. She HAS to deal with the fact that persons from prevous relationships will be heard sooner or later… it would be very simple minded to think not. Also it is called being an ADULT.
          These kind of interactions will (and from what I’ve heard, has) damage Yngwie’s career… It is selfish and egocentric with no regards to the better of Yngwie’s business… how ever hard it may be to control her little feelings… boo-hooo.

          This is a documentary, about the swedish rock scene, not about Yngwie. Of course there will be different people telling the story. That’s what makes it credible.

          I dont think anyone has the right to meddle with someone’s art like she did, threaten the producers with withdrawing the rights to the music. We’re talking about a couple of seconds with vintage photos of historical value here.

          How trustworthy is the film now and who else are arm-twisting the producers into angling the story? And how trustworthy will a potential autobiography form Yngwie be? When everybody knows that April most certainly will re-edit the true story.

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          • Yes, Johan, I agree with you 100%.

            Reply to Mel Lena:
            No matter how little April wants the public to know about previous relationships, or other details from Yngwie’s past, she should realize that she’s not only f**king up for herself – but for her husband: the notorious, amazing, and once so celebrated Yngwie Malmsteen. I’ve never been a big Malmsteen fan, but I think all Swedes who love hard rock and metal music have a soft spot for Yngwie. We highly respect him as a musician and we want the best for him. (It was lovely to see him on Swedish television the other day in the show “Moraeus med mera”.) I actually feel sorry for Yngwie for being trapped with such a ignorant, self-absorbed person.

            Like Tallee says, I’m sure April has done many great things for Yngwie but hey, come on, this was just too much. And like Johan says, we’re talking about a couple of seconds in a documentary about the Swedish metal scene – it’s not an Yngwie Malmsteen documentary! One could understand April’s reaction if somebody made an entire feature with Yngwie’s ex-wives and girlfriends. But still: a credible documentary is a nonfictional film based on factual records and reports. Nobody can erase the past. Just like Johan says: April married a public figure and should, for her own best, learn to live with the fact that her husband has a history.

            But the real losers here are the producers of the film. Such a bunch of cowards. I can’t believe they actually agreed to make the changes – AFTER the film already has been running for several weeks! What’s up with that?! I agree with Jompa, who in a previous post wrote: “If THEY had any balls, they would just tell her to drop dead, remove the music and use your pics and interview anyway. And then put a note that tells the story why there’s not any Yngwie-music in the movie.”

            Anders

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        • Well Mel, I hear you… but still you say “People likes Malmsteen because his music”… true, but people are also curious of how he got there. And that’s the whole point of this documentary. How different people who were there experienced the swedish music scene at the time. It had NOTHING to do with his private life, and nothing was said about it either.
          The way she behaves does affect his career. This little thing is just a walk in the park compared to other things I’ve heard she’s done.
          So I think this is very sad, because I too like his music… well up to “Eclipse” anyway, and I respect him as a fantastic musician. But I still think he should “grow a pair” and set the record straight.

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    • Completely agree with you. The cheep showing off and capitalisation on his fame.

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  27. nice pic;)

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  28. Very nicely put, my dear friend Tallee :)
    I think what we keep forgetting here , though, is the filmproducers who surprisingly did buckel under the pressure from some insecure housewife who calls herself manager. And no,I dont have ANY hard feelings about Yngwie. On the contrary, I feel sorry for him to be in the midst of this. On another note; does this insanely jelaous woman know she lives in my old house;??Ten Oaks Mansion was bought by Yngwie in 1991 for me as a wedding-gift when I became the 1st mrs Yngwie Malmsteen… so suck on that, April..!

    Oh, just a note T; the earlier dates comments under the name “Erika” are not mine (as in Erika 1st exwife of Yngwie) … C U soon, sweetie!

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    • Haha hey Erika

      Just wanted to tell you I’m a huge fan of you.Great albums you did back in the day…Heavenly, Line of Fire…brilliant songs!! :)

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  29. One of the ladies used to be an Escort girl in London. The past can’t be erased. Those who know who I mean, know.

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  30. Men SHIIIIT…. Sitter och gapar, finner knappt ord.
    Och sorgligast av allt är ju att Yngwie obviously accepterar sin frus märkliga och väldigt barnsliga beteende? Dags att skaffa en ryggrad kanske..
    Hur mycket lilla frun än vill ändra på historien, så var ju du Tallee en enormt stor del i Yngwies liv, dessutom under en så viktig period i hans liv. Sånt kan ju bara inte raderas!!!
    Tänker på dig gumman… little savage, kramissssss

    L

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  31. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Tallee, your pictures are fantastic and you seem like a sincere person with regards to Yngwie and your feelings about the past.

    I am a huge Yngwie fan – right from the beginning until now. I am a true fan, in the sense that I bought his very first record back then and I have kept buying Yngwie’s albums to date and will until the day he retires. Normally I am not at all nosy when it comes to his personal life, out of respect that it is none of my business, but I first read your post on Yngwie’s Official facebook page and have been debating for a few days whether to post something on your blog page or not. But seeing all the harshness towards April and Yngwie on here, I thought I would say something that would put a different perspective on things. And this is my very first post, so no need to be suspicious.

    Firstly, I am a successful business person and have had the pleasure of meeting Yngwie and April a couple times last year. We do a bit of business together and I was invited to meet them for social reasons. I can tell you that both Yngwie and April were very gracious, generous and forthright with me. Being a female myself, I did not sense any insecurity nor jealousy, nor anything that has been described by others thus far.

    I think what most people don’t understand or remember is that during Yngwie’s early career days, he was taken for a ride by his then manager and a few others who gained financially on his back. Now being older and wiser, Yngwie and April have taken charge of their own finances and Yngwie himself said a few times that he has a good lawyer and accountant now so that this never happens again.

    Now from my personal experience – In business, lawyers are necessary, but – sometimes we also call them “deal killers” for a reason. Lawyers always advise their clients in good intent and for their protection, but sometimes what happens is that lawyers throw in clauses into contracts or attach and disburse letters to the other party in which it becomes impossible for the other party to accept the terms and therefore the deal is “killed”. Hence Photo Steve’s comment above and his “killed deal”. It is not fair and probably premature to blame April for the strict contracts that she and Yngwie have to complete with other business people/companies since most likely both she and Yngwie work on the advice of their lawyer.

    Since I don’t know the entire sequence and circumstance behind this movie, which on the surface seems harmless, it is very hard to comment whether the producers are guilty or whether the Malmsteens over-reacted. The only problem I see is IF the Malmsteens were not asked PRIOR to the making of this movie about the use of Yngwie’s music, and they only discovered it AFTER the fact of the movie’s release without their consent- I can understand their dismay and angry reaction. Every artist’s products should be used only with written prior consent. What seems harmless to outsiders can be viewed as abuse/theft, etc by the person who owns the property in question. As I understand from your posts, the film was first made using Yngwie’s music without permission- and then changed once the Malmsteens discovered this fact and then threatened the producers. It makes a huge difference whether you ask permission first – and here is where we don’t have clarification. I can’t see April going nuts whatsoever about this movie, had she been formally asked for Yngwie’s participation prior to it’s making. I am maybe missing something, but to date, in my business dealings, whenever I ask April for permission to use certain images or approve a new ad campaign, I have found April to be very accommodating and friendly. As a matter of fact I have found April to be quite intelligent with her suggestions, far from the crude comments made above.

    There are too many unknowns here to make a proper judgment call as to who was right or wrong though. Only the parties involved know the whole story.

    As for Erika’s comment above pertaining to Yngwie’s house, it is really not important for what purpose Yngwie purchased this house and for whom, because in reality, as we all know, April and Yngwie are the only ones who really made it into a home, and April is the woman who ultimately shares it with Yngwie on a daily basis today. So she probably has the last laugh there.

    As for biographies, I don’t ever buy them because they are never 100% accurate and are influenced by how a person feels at a particular moment in time. If Yngwie’s ex-wives want to publish “dirt” about Yngwie, then that is their prerogative. Yngwie’s past mistakes/relationships are really none of mine or anybody’s business. I think any biography is no one’s business. That goes for Yngwie’s biography too.

    Just so this is clear, I am not taking sides with anyone with my post, I am only clarifying a few business points and just putting another dimension on this discussion. As Tallee said, her kids and maybe Yngwie’s kid read these posts too, and there should be a level of civility here.

    I never knew about Tallee and her relationship with Yngwie until very recently, but from Tallee’s posts I can see clearly that she never intended to use personal possessions or publish a “tell all” book from her days with Yngwie to financially benefit from them. Her relationship with Yngwie was sincere.

    And for that Tallee, I respect you very much.

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    • I am glad you are a true Yngwie fan and that you support him and his music.

      I am also content to read that they treated you gracious and with generosity. That is actually the Yngwie I know too. He was very kind, funny and dedicated towards me, and the few close friends he had from “the beginning” .

      About his financials; The man that took him for a ride was his idiot-manager Andy. This was very unfortunate and a disaster and a not so happy time in Yngwie’s life. Of course I am happy that he has someone he trusts and is competent to help him with all his business. But unfortunately she has poor judgement sometimes and causes unnecessary bad reputation for him and herself. And it is a pity really.

      My participation was harmless,Yes! and I totally think she overreacted. The movie production did have approval, of course. But when she found out about my participation and photos in the movie she made demands … I don’t understand the need to for this censorship and all the fuss.

      Further more. I do NOT stand behind the crude comments about April that has been mentioned of others. There has been a few of those anonymous, and I make sure to erase them. But she has a bad reputation in Sweden in the business and among all Yngwie’s old friends. And I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion. My remarks on my blog are from what I have experienced and I feel her behavior has not been salubrious or pleasant so far.

      Finally! Yes my intentions are sincere I assure you.

      Thank you very much for sharing your opinion : )

      ///T

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  32. Som gammal Yngwie-fan från tidigt 1980-tal är ju infon om och från Tallee Savage verkligen guldkorn!

    Tack för att du delar med dig!

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  33. Christofer Says:

    Jag hade gjort vad som helst för att få vara med när Yngwie kom till USA och se hur han blev emottagen med sin då helt unika spelstil. Det finns för lite historier om det i artiklar och så vidare. Tack Tallee för att du har delat med dig lite. Dela gärna med dig ännu mer! Jag som har följt Yngwie i 25 år hade heller aldrig läst att ni två åkte till USA tillsammans. Överallt stod det att han åkte dit med en gitarr och två par jeans. Varför nämndes aldrig du i de intervjuerna.

    Lycka till med allt!

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    • Ja det var en unik upplevelse vill jag lova. Måste leta upp mina gamla dagböcker för att komma ihåg hur allt kändes. Men det var ju väldigt overkligt, helt klart. Jag var ju bara 16 år när jag flyttade till L.A med Yngwie som själv var 19 år. Och när han började med Alcatrazz så umgicks vi med folk som spelat i Rainbow/Ozzy/Journey osv. De var ju ca 40 bast och “gubbar” ansåg vi. Ja men vi befann oss liksom där, mitt i allt som bara växte, kan man säga.

      Yngwie hade i sikte att vi skulle flytta till England från början. Han var övertygad om att det var dit man skulle flytta för att “lyckas”. Jag tjatade om L.A eftersom jag är amerikansk medborgare och det skulle vara enklare att flytta dit. När Mike Varney från Guitar Player plötsligt hörde av sig så var allt om London bortglömt. Yngwie sa då – Nu åker vi! :)

      Vet inte varför jag inte nämnts så mycket… Vi var ju så unga så det kan verka ointressant kanske. Och Yngwie tänker inte så långt som att det kanske kan vara kul för folk att veta att han hade en liten flickvän i flera år. Det stod i Aftonbladet för ca 15 år sen och lite tidningar utomlands under åren. Idag kan man glömma att han skulle nämna mig i någon sammanhang, som du förstår ;)

      MVH Tallee Savage

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  34. Hi Tallee, thanks for the great stories, the pictures and all that good stuff! I’ve been doing a little fanzine in France during the nineties and that would have been top informations because the Internet was not developped the way it is these days.
    I was wondering if you had tapes from Yngwie with old demos, unreleased stuff, live or just rehearsals? As her girlfriend, he probably shared that kind of things with you. An album with old demos called “The Genesis” has been released but a lot of things are flying around for free download. So do you have things that have not surfaced anywhere in any way? Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    • Hello Walter

      Yes the internet is monumental. For both good and bad.

      I do have memories such as photos, demos, toys and drawings from Yngwie. I have No intention on letting those go, because they are personal and I have great deal of respect for Yngwie and a certain kind of loyalty despite the way his wife treats me : /

      I will however share some more photos of us here in the future. Because they are my memories too : )

      Take Care Walter

      //Tallee Savage

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      • Thank you for the fast answer! On a day like this one, I wasn’t expecting words from you. Anyway, thanks again!
        I wasn’t expecting too that you would share your memories. I was just curious… and with the bad situation you’re in with April plus all the respect Yngwie deserves, I wasn’t considering that you would release Yngwie’s music. After all, these are only songs and not the Second Coming! You have enough bullshit in your life right now with April, you don’t need to deal recordings to get more issues!! But I didn’t know Yngwie did drawings. Maybe could you share one with us?

        Thanks again for your time and patience with us. Take care
        Walter

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  35. Hi Tallee,

    I’m sorry to hear about this. I don’t see why the producers caved into her. What kind of damages can she actually sue for?
    April seems like a nasty superficial battle axe! I heard some unflattering things about her in an interview with Graham Bonnet about how controlling she is about his career. She just doesn’t appear like a nice or decent person at all. Plus, you are much better looking and I’m sure she knows this. You are VERY cute and Yngwie WAS one lucky man!

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  36. Very cute pictures! :-)

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  37. Alltså… Så jädra tramsigt! Som sagt MINNEN går inte att radera och eftersom du gått vidare för längesedan så är det ju precis det det handlar om. Minnen. Såna man berättar för barn och barnbarn. Kram och hoppas ni har haft en bra resa.

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  38. Looking for pictures of Yngwie, I found your website. I have read the story you wrote above and both of you looked like the perfect couple!!!!! Can’t believe what April did, she definitely has low self esteem, dear…! Anyway, there are many people that support you. I hope I can see the movie soon! Best vibes, Tallee :-)))))

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  39. Thanks guys for checking in! Yes, this was an unfortunate and unnecessary ordeal : /

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  40. Hello, Tallee!)
    I sincerely respect your manner of speaking about the past, Tallee. Really, the only thing one should remember, is that one may not lose his/her self-respect under any circumstances.

    I’m confused a bit reading such stuff:
    [Quote] “so i really think you only want to show off”…….[Unquote]
    it’s really unbelievable, at least to me. I’ll tell you why. I’m a huge Yngwie’s fan, so I’ve read a lot about him: interviews, remembrance of his friends and bandmates and so on… (it’s very very very sad, but unfortunately I don’t speak Swedish, …..just a little bit English, German, Italian and of course Russian, my native language).
    And when I learned, that Tallee is his ex-gf (sorry for speaking about you in the third person:) Of course I found her blog at once (it must be confessed, I hoped to find something really hot here:):) I’m joking )))) And what do I see? Nothing, except some old funny pics, no discreditable stuff, not a bad word about Yngwie. And it’s great, people! This person (Tallee) lives her own life, has a wonderful family (I believe so)). There’s no doubt, she has nothing to do with such thing as “showing off” (at least not in this case:-))))
    Tallee, I deeply respect you for your respectful way of speaking about Yngwie!) As for April, I know nothing about her, and I dare say I’m not much interested in such stuff. But I’m a great Yngwie’s fan! And nothing (I believe so:))) is going to change my attitude towards this great musician. But still everything you’ve written here is extremely lamentably, it’s very sad. But anyway I have no opportunity to watch this film, all the more your part in it, but I would like to, haha may be someday it will appear on youtube, even in Swedish, I will be happy)

    [Quote]”I do have memories such as photos, demos, toys and drawings from Yngwie. I have No intention on letting those go, because they are personal and I have great deal of respect for Yngwie and a certain kind of loyalty despite the way his wife treats me : /
    I will however share some more photos of us here in the future. Because they are my memories too : )”[Unquote]

    I really love this, you’re great, Tallee!)) Keep on rocking))) BTW “drawings from Yngwie” haha it must be interesting)

    BTW could I ask some stupid) question, how should one pronounce your name? Sorry for that, but I’m curious) ))
    !!!with best wishes!!!
    Margarita)

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    • Thank you Margarita for the kind words. Makes me happy that you understand where I am coming from. And I am very glad you like Yngwie and support him : )

      I cherish my memories, ofcourse.

      My name is pronounced Tali … Like Nathalie but without the Na ; )

      Have a lovely evening Margarita.

      ///Tallee

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  41. hejsan!

    The other day I’ve found this http://www.dt.se/nojekultur/1.4161125-tengner-skriver-bok-om-yngwie
    I wonder if that is true…. If so it would be great, you could finally share your memories. But on the other hand – poor April :( For her it would be unbearable, if this journalist is really going to publish his book)

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    • Yes this is true! And I will participate in the book. But I have no intention in slandering April.
      Only to tell my story about Yngwie :)

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      • It’s clear!
        Nobody has such intension. For what purpose?
        It’s just she who has very fertile imagination. But she should have decency not to show her tumultuous emotions. She just brings herself into derision. With such reaction she just draws down fan’s anger on herself. It’s as clear as daylight. Doesn’t she understand… I don’t normally pick anybody to pieces, but it seem like she is afraid of something.
        But I sincerely wish her patience and don’t wanna say anything bad about her. It’s true!
        And I deeply respect you for your words)
        But I really doubt she will let this book be released in its original look. I mean: again lawsuit and everything….so sad…

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  42. hey can you tell us more about yngwies personality and how he was way back then and how you guys met. and also just what is was like being with him

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    • We met 1980 at a party at John Levén’s house (bass in the band Europe). I was a fugitive from Chile and had only been in Sweden a few years and his life was no “bed of roses” either. So we connected good and understood each other perfectly.

      He was a few years older and very persuasive on wanting to date me. Followed me around in the party and called me everyday, making sure I would not forget him. He liked the fact that I was dark, which was very eccentric at the time here in Sweden, with all the blond girls everywhere, you know.

      Being with him was lovely, overwhelming, exhausting and fun. I was with him before, meanwhile and after he got famous so I have seen all sides of him. There is lots to say and someday I will. But in short; he was a great guy and treated me very well : )

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  43. If he breaks up with his wife will you ever get back with him, like say he wanted to get back with you. Do you still have feelings for him?

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    • No no no … I am married and very happily so, since 20 years back. And so is he! I will always love him and remember him well for the years we had. I wish him and his family all the best in the world.

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  44. Hey I was reading what you said aboout the both of you coming to America. I think its wrong for him to deny the fact that you were involved.
    here is the article where he said it
    http://guitarinternational.com/2010/06/24/malmsteen/
    what do you think about it?

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    • Yes, unfortunately he leaves my involvement out, which is… well weird, I suppose. We had plans on going to a complete different country. But I persuaded him on going to the States, since I am an american citizent and had family “over there”. He was stoked and excited about the offer from the band Steeler later on. And he had No intention on leaving me or our cat Lizzy behind. It was out of the question. So the interview there is not true. He brought girlfriend, cat and guitar! And I lived with him together with the band Steeler and after that, the period with Alcatrazz. So that is that!

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  45. how did you feel when he dedicated little savage to you

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    • he he he Well, overwhelmed and proud of course. He use to always dedicate the song “Dark Lady” to me. A Scorpions song that he used to play live.

      But Little Savage is great! … Best song on that album I think ; )

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  46. what storys have you heard about April

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    • No comment on this one, John. Everything has been said in my post above ;)

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      • Margarita Says:

        That’s right, Tallee :) Hey guys, let’s forget about these sad moments! I wonder why people like such dirty stories like that….. There are so many much more interesting things in the world! So let’s leave it, guys)
        Personally I think that’s not polite to ask such questions, sorry John…

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  47. You described Yngwie as a very lonely person, how so? Also I’ve met Yngwie before and i seem to get an old soul vibe from him. you know what i mean?

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    • Guitar playing during day and in the evenings he would read and play games with me. Not to many friends, besides bandmates that we would hang around with.

      Old soul…hm.. No I’m afraid I don´t know what you mean.

      ///T

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  48. David Howansky Says:

    Happy Greetings and blessings to all who love great musicianship and artistry!! I fell in love with Yngwie’s music the first time I heard it back in the late 80’s. I was in high school and just beginning my path in music, his music touched a special chord in my being. It sounded so fresh and clean, pure music!!! I love many forms of music especially from Europe, Eastern Europe, and the United States. My Family background is Ukrainian, but I have lived in America all of my life. I have also recently found out through some research that my ancestor further back were rulers in The Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the first being Gediminas. It is a historical fact that early Vikings known as the “Rus” were the first rulers of the Slavic lands of Ukraine, around Kiev. I know this is ancient history and doesn’t really matter in the modern world to anyone but me, but I have a purpose in stating these things. I believe somehow, musically speaking, I have a kinship with that music and other music like it. I have never met Yngwie and may never have the chance. What I am writing of is something that transcends all the personal stuff. Even though the inspiration of an artist comes from the pain, sorrow, joy, and personal passions of that artist, the music and spirit of it goes beyond that. I believe something primal is touched within those who share that kinship of spirit. I have been in a few bands and whether at a low level of success or a high level of success, people are still people (some great stuff, some good stuff, some unpleasantness, and some BULL SH**, SOMETIMES A WHOLE LOT OF BULL SH**!!!) but that is the people equation. Just bumps in the road, lets learn from it and grow. The music says it all and it will live on and on when all the BS is over. Much of what I have read is a shame. I wish the best for Yngwie and his family and to all his friends new and old. Also, to all the musicians out there who share the same kinship musically!!!!! Rock on!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for you wonderful story and pictures about the early Yngwie days Tallee! You are a very classy beautiful woman and I wish you all success and blessings to your family! Have a great year!!!

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  49. I met April in 2002 (On the release of Attack) at Hard Rock Cafe in Sweden. She was a total bitch about me wanting to give her sister a hug. Her sister was very kind to me, as i am a big Yngwie fan. Im shure Yngwie overheard our little argument, but i dismissed April cause i was there to meet Yngwie, not some disturbed woman with issues. Just so you know ;)

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  50. Here is a good example of how Malmsteen Management’s actions hurt Yngwie. They try and control the content of videos on YouTube. Some they allow, some they file claim for and they get taken down.

    I operate a DVD trading site and have about 100 live DVD’s of Yngwie. I have written to his management several times offering to upload only videos of Yngwie that they approve of, and in the video details I would promote whatever they wanted; a tour, a new album, his website, whatever they want. Free promotion…Sounds good right? They never wrote back. Instead they file copyright claims on YouTube. They would rather hurt a helpful fan than allow an old concert video to be seen, by other fans.

    So the damage done? Well, for starters, here I am, on a public forum calling his management team out for being stupid. I also communicate with many hard core music fans about this and spread the word when appropriate, further perpetuating the Malmsteen ‘difficult to deal with’, ‘poor management’, ‘What an asshole!’ chatter. I also post comments on Blabbermouth.net forums, so when their is an Yngwie post, if appropriate this discussion may come up there as well.

    The harder you try to control the media, lie about your past, and crush anyone who posts content that you do not like, the more you alienate the artist. This entire easily located thread and my story is proof of that.

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    • I understand your feeling Dave! Sorry to hear about this. I am sure there are thousands of fans out there wanting to see this Live DVD´s. I am not familiar with this case, but it does not seem very professional not to write you an answer. It also sounds pretty much like the artistic freedom is under assault :(

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  51. Will duda Says:

    What a treat! I saw your guy in 1985 with Talas in new jersey and he’s been an influence ever since.thankyou for your insight and being there for yngwie at such an important time in his life. Ha!! Little savage is incredible and that windbag stays up at night wishing her instrumental even comes close. Did he have Moje when you were together? Thankyou again from new jersey

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  52. A guy from Saudi Arabia Says:

    I wonder how yngwie would feel when he reads all the shit here .srsly if any of u cares about this guy would let go of anything for his sake.
    I jus figured out good people always surrounded with idiots and thats what makes this lonely and talnted.

    Cheers yngwie
    Best guitarist in the world

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  53. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Tallee,

    It is unfortunate that his wife has no respect for his past. Everyone has a special memory when it comes to your first love. I must say you both look very nice in the picture. I could not believe that it was Yngwie … he looked so cute .. and you Tallee you look just as beautiful. Still are!What I wonder is whether Yngwie himself has good memories of your relationship together is so incomprehensible. Have you ever had contact after your relationship? Just wondering.

    Love Gaby

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    • Hello Gaby! So very nice of you to stop by and take the time and share your thoughts. Thank you very much for your compliments :)

      I do understand that it can be painful for some people with the ex-issue. But like I said before, this is so long ago and we were so young. Hardly anything to be jealous of and to me it is incomprehensible, childish and an unnecessary thing to do.

      About your questions: We stayed very good friends for many years after we broke up. Even when he had a new girlfriend and ex-wifes. Never any problem at all!

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      • Anonymous Says:

        Hello Tallee,

        Thank you for your reply and answer some of my questions. Sorry for my late reply but i had a birthday from a good friend.

        After the break up you were still friends! wow that’s make it even more incomprehensible! I ‘m please how you take all this so positive, you keep respecting Yngwie. That’s a cool thing to do for a “friend” even you have not spoken to him in a long time.

        Tallee.. maybe one day you will meet him again as a “friend”.

        Thank for everything..

        Love Gaby

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  54. Yngwie never has or never will care for anybody but himself. He has never been a friend to anyone. He is a loner. April keeps his balls in a jar and she is the enforcer, she has absolute and total control over every aspect of his life. They are both people users, to the both of them people are like Bic lighters, once the flame is out, they get discarded. No one likes them. I feel for poor Antonio. I am sure you know that you should be happy you got away.

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  55. First pic above of you and Yngwie as teens is so pure, there is such a tenderness in both’s eyes and he even looks kind of thankful… Needless to say I’ve been an Yngwie fan for long time, but this chapter was completely unknown to me.
    A woman standing behind his man no matter what… that is what this pic tells, so being myself a musician I was really touched by this one.

    A gorgeous girl you were back then and with a beatiful name too!

    Cheers!

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  56. Dear Tallee.
    Thank you for all your input in getting a glimpse into Yngwies life.
    I think you are very fortunate to have been part of his life.
    I am a violinst I have a career as a musician in big Orchestras and had a few very short encounters with Yngwie many many years ago in London. Back then I was crazy into making my violin sound like his guitar. I very much developed a style that none of my colleagues could possibly understand where it came from. My Masters degree Included a thesis which assesed the relationship between Classical Violin and modern electric guitar performance. I did concerts with rock bands and back then performing mostly Yngwie’s music with Classical violin instead of guitar. I even handed to one of his managers a tape of mine with my CV in which I played his music on the violin hoping that he’d be interested to try me out in a jamming session and eventually invite me to play as a guest in a song or two,since he was so interested in Violin,but that never happened unfortunately.
    I used to be a huge fan of Yngwie until maybe his Alchemy CD and Guitar Concerto CDs. After which I felt he seriously deteriorated. I still enjoy the old Yngwie treasures posted on youtube from the 80s and 90s mostly. I have watched closely the Stars Hear an Aid video. Are you by any chance the one appearing next to Yngwie during the Intro and end titles of the Documentary? Also did you star in the You don’t remember I’ll never forget video?
    Please do share more staff from your life and memories with Yngwie.
    At least the ones you feel will not be in anyway offensive to Yngwie or his family.
    Thanks Again. V.

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  57. Ragnarok Says:

    Hello Little Savage :)

    I just want to ask:
    what were the things yngwie told you when he was young and dreamed about his musician-future…i imagine, that he is someone, who really knows what he wants…or was he unsecure ??? i don’t think so :) i think he said something like: “Little Savage, you will see…i will become the greatest !!!” hahaha am i right ?

    Thank You,
    Greetings :)

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  59. Dear Tallee,

    I’ve heard Yngwie’s brother is also a talented musician, howcome we never hear or see him anywhere? and yeah, it wasn’t right to cut you out of the movie, everyone has one life and we shouldn’t hide it nor should someone else have power to do so.

    Cheers

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  60. Hi Tallee … this was a very interesting post, thank you for sharing this very personal information. I have been a long time fan of Yngwies playing and style and I find it sad to see that a woman has affected his creation .. I stopped following him after the 5th recording or so .. not sure who is handling management for him, but I wish the old lineup with Jens, Anders and Jeff Scott Soto would begin writing again, that was my favorite and what made me a fan in the first place. If you need a new boyfriend .. I am available!

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  61. Yngwie + Jens = the perfect Genius.

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  62. When im hearing Yngwie’s song in relentless, sudenly this blog came up, and i say wow………., iam inthe midle of surfing in google and read this……. i think this was a rare information. I’ve been Yngwie fan since 1990 in high school, i tried to collect every his album but i came directly to this story of “Litle Savage Beauty”. its Nice of u to share the information, and hope that i can follow the live part of Yngwies from now on. The sweet old memori will keep remain even in a thousand years of storm and thunder. All that pic is describe how importance of that relationship by that time to Yngwies career, well thats all i say to this Beauty Savage. My full respect n regard from Malang Indonesia……..

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  63. Such a same that the Mamlsteen Management start removing youtube images from the FB Yngwie is God

    http://www.facebook.com/yjmisgod#!/yjmisgod/photos_stream

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  64. Anonymous Says:

    i think his wife April have gone to far now.She must be replaced with a real manager/agent.This is so rediculus

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  65. Varit en Yngwie-fan hela mitt liv, Fick mig att börja spela gura, tror jag började med Black Star (Kan ha varit ett misstag…). Läste varenda Okej och Rocket, Guitar player och Guitar World och älskat varje intervju med snubben när jag växte upp, men läste aldrig ett ord om dig. Sen läste jag Tengners bok och fick en helt annan insikt. Och det är sjukt att snubben lyckats så bra med att radera en uppenbarligen viktig person i sitt liv. Killen är ett geni, antagligen den mest begåvade gitarristen jag nånsin hört, men att ignorera en så viktig del av sitt liv utan orsak är faktiskt helt sjukt. Och det här är ju långt innan han nuvarande fru kom in i bilden. Var han så beräknande, och varför i helvete då, Greta Nelson är ju ingen hemlighet liksom? Anyways, fantastisk blog för en Yngwie-fan.

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    • Ja det var en bra fråga? Vi höll kontakten fram tills han träffade sin nuvarande. Jag tror inte han vet hälften av det hon håller på med. Men han har ju blivit blåst flera gånger förut, av både flickvänner/fruar och managers. Så April känns nog ganska trygg trots allt. Men det gör inte henne till en trevligare eller behagligare person för det. Jag tror verkligen på talesättet “behandla andra som du själv vill bli behandlad” :)

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  66. Så sant. Hoppas killen mår bra iaf. Och låt allvarligt talat,April snacka, det är rätt uppenbart vem det är som fuckar runt och bruden är ju helt jävla galen. det är rätt underhållande. Och all kärlek till Erika om det verkligen var hon som var här.

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  67. Jag (och säkert alla andra Yngwie-fans) vill tacka dig för att du har låtit Anders Tengner gå igenom din dagbok från din tid med Yngwie. Jag har undrat så mycket över hur Yngwies första tid i USA var och tack vare dig har jag fått reda på mycket. Tycker att boken var mycket intressant! Tack!!! =)

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  68. Blev klar med boken igår. Precis som killen här ovan var Yngwie min första (och i princip enda) riktiga gitarrhjälte i mitten av 80-talet. Jag lyssnar fortfarande på de 3 första plattorna och blir lite lätt illamående av vetskapen att det är en 22-åring som spelar :-)

    Man undrar lite hur Yngwies liv hade sett ut utan idiotmanagers och idiotflickvänner? All heder till dig Tallee. Den tid du fanns i Yngwies liv var också hans spelande som allra bäst. Sedan började drogerna och skogaholmsmackorna ta ut sin rätt. (det är väl dock det enda positiva med April, som förbjöd den livsstilen).

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    • Tack Andreas! Ja trots en slitsam och mödomsam tid att nå stjärnorna så hade han fokus på det viktiga i livet. Sen gick det utför … Många tror kanske att det var hennes förtjänst att han slutade knarka och supa. Men det känns som att när man är 50 bast och fått barn så fattar man nog rätt så mycket själv. Att det var dags …

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  69. Nobody can understand April’s management, she’s the worst manager ever… she disrespect fans and also stole their works, and I know what I’m talking about… since years April was trying to delete my facebook page about Yngwie, “YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN IS GOD !”. The day she has reported about 200 pictures on my page I created a new one but this time it was a private group, “Yngwie’s Disciples”. Yesterday I received again some warnings from facebook reported by her, so facebook deleted my private account including all my pages, friends, and 5 years of private pictures.
    I suspect her of having created a fake account to see the page content and report it to facebook. The ‘funny’ thing is that it was nothing illegal, only pictures and youtube links. She also report pictures owned by other peoples like Tallee’s ones.
    She ruined and stole all my work, I’m disgusted. As you can see she’s a psycho, I have no words to tell how I hate this woman…

    Anyway, Tallee was always here for me and she always supported me, I am very grateful to her. Tallee you are a wonderful woman, Thank you so much.

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    • So this is why I suddenly could not find you guys (Yngwie’s Disciples) anywhere on facebook I am so surprised that this lady, or whoevever works on Yngwie’s behalf ,or Yngwie himself for that matter ,manage to influence so much the youtube and facebook administrations. Telling them which page to shut down and what type and amount of material is allowed. I mean what would happen if youtube and facebook ignored demands such as “delete this or that page because I didn’t sleep well last night”. Would the Malmsteen camp be able to shut down facebook and youtube altogether? I wonder. I was a fan of Yngwie and his music since the 80s. Whether we like it or not his larger than life persona and music go hand in hand. His music is, or used to be intriguing and one couldn’t help but wonder and inquire about the person behind the music. Yngwie J, Mamsteen not just a musician guitar innovator and so forth and so on but also a person a man. Back in the 80s-90s before the advent of the internet there was no youtube no facebook ,nothing. There were fanclubs some official and some not The official Malmsteen fanclub was called Malmsteen’s Militia. It was based in Florida Tallahassee. Everything was happening by post during these days. we were sending our SAEs (postage paid self addressed envelopes) and we, the fans, would send annual contributions for keeping the club running, not with credit cards via internet or online banking but with postal checks that the banks were charging almost twice the amount you’d want to send, or with cash in the envelope. These were innocent times. We were receiving every three months an issue of the fanclub’s magazine called Dragon’s Fire. I still have all of the issues and was about to start uploading them on facebook in PDF’s but now I m afraid they might ask me to burn them. Every issue contained the latest news and updates on all things concerning Yngwie ,there was always one interview with at least one question by the fans,and exclusively taken for dragon’s fire magazine, shots of Yngwie. Fans were sending theirs also from concerts, from signing events backstage etc.There was no facebook as I said earlier, but the Pen Friends section in the fanzine was the closest to facebook one could get. We, the fans were encouraged that way to communicate with each other and exchange material. Several tapes of Yngwie’s concerts reached me and though me they reached more people. Some of that material was being sent to the fanclub admin. and I remember on one occasion Yngwie expressing his amazement on how rare some of this staff was. Unfortunately a lot of Yngwie’s career back in the 80s and 90s was seriously ignored by Polygram (his record company back then)and we are fortunate that people would turn up at concerts with a VHS video camera (huge machines) or with a tape recorder to capture some of this amazing footage regardless of quality. Yngwie Malmsteen was known for many things but having issues with all this he was not. Here we are today with so many facilities at our disposal, to distribute glimpses of one of the most exciting careers ever in the music scene ,and here is the representation of the artist doing everything in their power to forbid it. So be it. Enjoy your oblivion. I will keep the best part of that journey for myself knowing that no one can and no one will ever be able to take that away from me. Final Curtain.
      All the best.

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  70. Anonymous who care Says:

    Tallee, if you want to know the feeling of Yngwie, listen to the song Look at You.I felt a strange feeling in the song.He himself sings in the song and felt like he did not recognize himself anymore.

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  71. Hello talle hope i spell your name corretly thanks for sharing your past with yngwie like you came over with him with you all cat how you was on aagain off again very insightful thanks but what i like to know yngwie never mention you at all like he always said greta nelson whos that it doesnt matter anyway but the pics was nice myself being a huge fan of yngwie even met him have the pic in a pic frame in my bedroom i know my ex it drove her crazy at time cus when i met him thats all i talk about still do at times talle yngwie inspried me to play the guitar and Hendix so my passion there even with the classcal music though him i love it but my grand mother also listen to classal music so music do run in my family am lone musican so hoply when i tour come and ckeck me out hope you will see and hear the music yngwie jimi inspired thanks again for shareing your story

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    • Hello Rick! Thank you for writting :) About your question. In those days a lot of rock stars didn’t talk so much about girlfriends and so on. That is the advice that managers would give them. It was not good for business to talk about that. Later on, the situation was easier.

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  72. hello, Tallee, i’ve been so impressed about ur post with yngwie, you were half of his persona life, his girlfriend, btw, how do you or couple like you dating in your era (80s) ? i just want to know coz i never be there…. hehe thanks wait for your reply

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    • Hello Amelia! Thank you for checking in. Do you mean how it was dating in the 80’s? Well, not much difference really. Except there were no cellular phones and computers. No Facebook! So things needed to be thoroghly planned. Yngwie and I became a couple after the first the time we went out :)

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  73. cybermind176 Says:

    Hello Tallee, I am so happy to have found this site. Your stories have brought back many memories from the early days of his career. Did you tour with Yngwie for the “Rising Force” album? I ask because when they came to New York they played at a club called “L’amour” in Brooklyn which was very well known in the metal world at that time. I was only 15 at the time and had been following Yngwie since Alcatrazz and I was very excited about seeing him with his new band. Ritchie Blackmore is also a hero of mine so I had that in common with my new hero, Yngwie. Little did I know that the weekend would turn out to be one of the greatest memories of my life.

    The band was playing two nights in a row and I had tickets to both nights. The first night, a photographer was having a tough time getting up in front of the stage since the place was packed. He tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I would mind if he stood in front of me so he can photograph the band. He looked very worried that he would not be able to do his job. I agreed and I told him that I would get him as close as I could and I joked, ” It’s going to cost you a backstage pass”. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Kid, you get me to the front of that stage and you can have the pass”. I immediately parted that sea of humanity much like Moses parted the Red Sea (LOL). He got to the front, and I got my pass.

    After the show I made it to the backstage area and proceeded to meet my hero and the entire band. Jeff was extremely nice and we cracked some jokes over the fact that we were the only Hispanics in the room . Jens was quiet but very nice. Yngwie was something else. He was cocky yet shy at the same time. I was very nervous so I was being very respectful which I could tell they found a bit amusing. After reading your posts here, two things are sticking out to me about him that night. First, you mentioned he was funny and a nice guy. Well, I had read that he scalloped his guitar necks like Blackmore so I asked him if he did it in order to achieve something specific in his sound. He smirked at me and in a very cocky way said, ” No, I do it so people can ask me why I do it”. Of course, I felt like shit and it showed on my face. What happened next shocked me. Yngwie had a look on his face like he realized that he was being a dick and said, ” Hey man, have a beer. Let me tell you about the necks”. Nobody else saw that whole interaction so he wasn’t putting on an act for anyone. Here I am having a beer with my hero just as he is becoming a legend. It was an amazing moment for me.

    You also wrote very lovingly about your relationship and how the manager had a hand in damaging that relationship. That night while Yngwie and I were chatting, His manager brought this blonde groupie type chick up to both of us and said, ” YNGWIE, I BELIEVE THIS YOUNG LADY IS HERE FOR YOU”. This girl was very well endowed and was wearing a skin tight t-shirt that read, “Yngwie Equals Genius”. She was also wearing skin tight spandex pants that left little to the imagination. I thought for sure that this was the end of our conversation. Yngwie looked nervously at her and thanked her for coming to the show and for calling him a genius and then turned around and continued our conversation. He looked at me and said, “Hey man, I don’t think she’s here to talk about scalloped necks”. We laughed so hard I almost spit my beer out. His demeanor changed when that girl showed up. He gave off this vibe like he was married or that he was serious with someone. I didn’t ask since it was none of my business but it showed.

    I saved the last two guys, Anders Johansson and Marcel Jacob , for last. For a good reason, I think. Anders Johansson treated me like a friend the entire night. We spent the entire time talking about his life, music, touring, etc. He was surprisingly candid about how management treated the band. He said that they only cared about Yngwie and treated everyone else ” LIKE SHIT”. He stressed that it wasnt Yngwie’s fault. We drank beers and joked and took in the atmosphere around us. We hit it off so well he placed me on the guest list for the next night and made sure that I can bring a friend. The manager was not friendly to him at all and it was easy to tell that he was not a nice guy. Anders was great to me that whole weekend and I have never forgotten that.

    Marcel Jacob. I did not know about his tragic end until tonight when I read this site. I don’t understand how I missed the news but I am saddened. Marcel was such a nice guy to me that weekend. He reminded me of someone’s little brother with his laughter and his jokes. I took a lot of pictures that weekend and as I look at them now I can’t believe that this nice young man in the photos with the goofy smile met such a tragic end. May God grant him eternal peace. It was an unforgettable time in my life.

    Thank you for sharing your story with us, it is a side that everyone should hear. I am looking forward to following your posts. You have a new fan!

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    • My apologies for not answering this sooner. I was going to along time ago… but I totally forgot. Sorry :/

      Your story is lovely! So glad you had the meeting of your lifetime and that you have nice and funny memories.

      Yngwie was never into groupies. Therefore I am not surprised about what you have written :) Not when he was with me anyway. He was faithful and a good guy. I know this, because I travelled with him everywhere :)

      Anders Johansson is a wonderfull guy, I agree. I met him a few months ago at the Sweden Rock Festival and we talked for along time. So sorry to hear that you had a bad encounter with his manager. He was bad news all the way, unfortunately. Thank you about your beautiful words about Marcel. We all miss him very much.

      Glad to have you onboard on my blog. There is very little about Yngwie here… but lot´s of nice photos and rock’n’roll ;)

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  74. Tallee, you are very classy. Thank you for keeping an honest account of what actually happened. Our media and history books are too often corrupted by similar self-interested parties, and we only have our integrity and intellectual honesty to keep is from believing nonsense propaganda. Congrats on your own success and wonderful family.

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  75. Dr Nick Says:

    Just finished reading “As Above So Below”, and then came across this site, so had to comment. I thought it was a very well written (and pretty well translated!) bio, and it explained so much behind the ups and downs of Yngwie’s career.
    The most informative section by far was the early part, and you can’t help but feel for Tallee, how hard she/you worked to support Yngwie in achieving his dreams, and then being seen as baggage by a corrupt manager and left behind.
    Glad you’re happy now, and doing so well.
    And thank you for being so open, it can’t be easy to make yourself so vulnerable – although it does make the book a better read!

    Bet April’s banned Little Savage from the setlists…
    Shame, it’s a far better song than anything he’s come up with in years (wish he’d swallow his pride and work with a songwriter, dammit!).

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    • Thank you for stopping by Dr Nick :) I sure did support Yngwie all the way. I have very nice memories, despite heart ache and corrupted managers.

      P.S I totaly agree with you on “Little Savage”. Damn good song it is :)

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  76. Hey Tallee

    Många tack för insikten. Jag är en diehard fan och det var verkligen intressant att få lite mer kunskap om Yngves tidiga år, som jag tycker är dom mest intressante. Dina ord och bilder är verkligen kärleksfullt och respektfullt framlagt, nu när de inte kunde komma med på den slutliga
    filmduken. Lyssnar på “Relentless” hvor du heller inte är nämnt någonstans, tråkigt. Jag tror att du har haft stor inverkan och betydelse för at det gick honom som det gick. Alla behöver en trygg bas oavsett vem de är :)

    Då jag upptäckte ditt blogg inlägg, tyckte jag, att jag kunde känna igen dig. Då kom Jag plötsligt ihåg varifrån. Jag har alltid undrat vem flickan på fotot var http://www.panix.com/~jens/gallery-2.par

    Kh. C

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    • Hej Casper! Ber om ursäkt för sent svar :/ Vad kul att du läst boken och uppskattar mina ord. “Kärleksfullt och respektfullt” som du skriver, wouldn’t have it any other way :)

      Jag nämns inte i hans egen bok. Givetvis jättetråkigt, men jag förstod att han inte skulle kunna nämna mig om han skulle bevara husfriden ;)

      åååh det där fotot ja… ha ha ha. Det är taget i Malmö när vi åkte för att träffa Jens och Anders Johansson för första gången 1982.

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  77. Anonymous Says:

    You are so beautiful. Honest.

    Greetings from Malaysia.

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  78. Hello Tallee, I was looking up Yngwie info for a friend and looked you up in a search engine from meeting you two. I remembered taking you two with my old girlfriend Shari to Mexican Village in Detroit after his concert (in 1987 I think it was). You and Yngwie, he was almost too tall, rode in the back seat of my Ford Escort Station wagon with Joe Lynn Turner in the front. You two were bouncing the car all over from the back seat. I had a good time and it was nice to meet you back then.
    You are right Yngwie is funny! It is nice to send you a message. Vince

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  79. Hej Tallee!
    Har just läst den inofficiella biografin av en författare jag inte ens kommer ihåg namnet på. Mycket skit i den.
    Jag har spelat med Björn i ca 3-4 år i Hässelby runt 1974-1978, han var vår trummis. Bland annat har jag en bandning från Backlura skolan där Yngve satt i publiken. Yngve var ner och lirade skjortan av vår gitarrist när han kanske var 12-13. Jag har en del bilder på Björn som jag mailade till Yngves management utan att få något tack eller svar. Nu har jag ju förstått varför.

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    • Hej GW! Den inofficiella biografin är baserad på intervjuer från Yngwie´s närmaste vid den tidpunkten. Intervjuerna är gjorda av Anders Tengner. Vad kul att du spelat med Björn. Han var en fin och rolig kille. För jag antar att du menar Yngwies brorsa nu va? Tråkigt att de inte hörde av sig och tackade. Krävs så lite för att vandra med båda fötterna på jorden och bemöda sig med ett tack. Men bilderna kanske aldrig kom fram heller., vem vem vet :/

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  80. Hey little savage with unforgettable memories,its nice knowing about the legends previous sweet ol’memories..btw,now u r a legend too ms(respect)!i didnt even know his recent wifes name untill i read it here an wt she did in this movie by cutting those beautiful memories proven enough to be a bitch!thanx a zillion times for sharing this with us all! respect!

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  81. Long time, no see :-) Don’t even know if anyone reads this old thread :-D
    Just wanted to drop a line and say hello to you, Tallee.
    Me too do have a lot of ‘true’ memories from the time when Yngwie began his journey, or even before that since I got to know him when we lived only a few houses from each other and joined the same class in school at the age of 10.
    However things turned out his brother became one of my best friends and we kept contact until his tragic accident. Through Björn I was able to follow also Yngwie pretty close until you guys left for the states (I could also have straightened out a couple of errors from that time in Tengner’s book).
    Me and another friend of us (Thomas) managed to keep contact with Yngwie quite a while and we went to see him both when playing in Sweden and also when he was doing private trips over here.
    As both Yngwie and I went into the fifties last year it would have been fun to see him again and talk old memories but as already pointed out that might not be so popular. Too sad it seems so hard to get in contact with him nowadays, even through his sister.

    /Alex

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  82. I have read the Yngwie,s book “The Memoir” and there,s no a single word about Tallee and I think is a shame , and all we know why , there,s no doubt about it , is more reliable the Anders Tengner,s book ” As Above , So below ” than even his own book !!!

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    • Hello Cecar! Thank you so much for that comment. Yes it was sad news to hear that he did not mention one word of me in the book. Saying he left everything behind when he left for the States. This is just not true. I also know why he was forced to leave me out… very sorry to that he has no will of his own nowadays :(

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  83. Thanks to you Tallee , we all know that we haven,t to be arqueologists to know that you are a treasure !!!

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  84. Blackstar Says:

    Hi Tallee, maybe my question is in the book but i havent read it yet…so i would like to know why did u leave him?

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  85. Hello Tallee, Thank u for ur answer. You know, i finally bought the book :) i think you are the only one that gave him truly love.

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  86. Randall Turner Says:

    amazing guitarist and genuine person

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  87. Dear Tallee, you have just brought in the missing Puzzle that has occupied me these last few Weeks since i fell into the banner of Nostalgic memories! I love Yngwie and all he Shared with us all these years, but something was missing, somethings did not feel so right and it really gave me sleepless nights understanding what gives me a heardache about what i see in this history… There would be so much more i’d wish to say but i guess this is not possible here.. :-/

    But the least i can say here is i thank you so much for this missing part, and for also letting me understand what has formed Lord Malmsteen. Thank you so much dear Tallee!

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  88. Hi Tallee, I wrote you before about that we had Yngves brother Björn as a drummer in our group Squeeze. Yngve where there a lot during our rehersals but I never told anyone that I´ve played with Yngve. I short while ago a friend told me he saw one of our rehersals when Yngve played bongos. That´s great ! This must have been about 1975-1977 in Hässelby. Yngve was 4 years younger than us. He was most in the way. :)

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