THOR SHREDSTEEN: "Yet Again, Yngwie Has Ripped Me Off!"
We just got a furious email from the desk of Jersey guitar god, Thor Shredsteen, known for his series of behind the scenes videos here on Metal Injection. Mr. Shredsteen was recently made aware of an interview that his self-professed arch nemesis Yngwie Malmsteen gave, in which Thor claims Yngwie ripped him off "yet again." Here is the quote in question:
If you go out in space, if you take a spaceship, there's only two man-made objects you can actually see from outer space. One is the [Great] Wall Of China, [and the other] is the Yngwie Malmsteen wall of Marshalls.
Thor, ever the harborer of a grudge says the joke is eerily similar to a complaint that Thor had in his behind the scenes video recording his live album:
I specifically requested a wall of amps. This isn't a wall of amps. This is barely a fence of amps. Maybe this will work if you got Steve Vai in ya' studio recording a live from Budokan album, but not for nuthin', Thor Shredsteen only records with a wall of amps. I want you to cut out the cieling to put room for more amps so people up in NASA rotating around the earth could hear Thor Shredsteen's thick guitar tone.
Personally, we think this is a giant coincidence, but Thor requested the following be printed without any edit whatsoever:
I DONT CARE WHAT ANYBODY TELLS ME, THAT SWEEDISH JAGOFF HAS RIPPED ME OFF FOR THE LAST TIME. FIRST, HE STEALS MY LICKS, THEN HE STEALS MY IDEA FOR A LIMITED EDITION SIGNATURE GUITAR, AND NOW HE'S STEALING MY CARFULLY CRAFTED CUMPLAINTS. THOR SHREDSTEEN IS VERY ANGRY RIGHT NOW AND I WANT ALL MY THORAMANIACS TO BOYCOTT THAT MEATBALL'S RECORDS AND DON'T GO TO HIS SHOWS. DEY SUCK ANYWAY. THOR IS MOTIVATED BY THIS TO PROVE TO THAT SCHMUCK YNG-GAY THAT I HAVE THE LARGEST WALL OF AMPS WHICH IS WHY MY MANAGAH MORTY IS CURRENTLY BOOKING THOR SHREDSTEEN'S COKED UP MAGICAL WORLD JOURNEY OF SHREDXCELLENCE PRESENTED BY FANTA SODA COMPANY. TOUR DATES ARE STILL TBA, BUT WE ARE HITTING ALL THE TOWNS WHERE THOR SHREDSTEEN DOES GREAT BUSINEZZ, SO EVERYWHERE BASICALLY.
When following up with Thor's management, he asked us to retract the last statement because "Thor was very coked up today and is a little fidgety." In the interest of unbiased journalism, we decided to print the story anyway.