I’m sure many people here would absolutely love for that interview to happen but I imagine it would be quite an expensive interview because of the type of money Yngwie commands. They’d have to weigh the cost of getting Yngwie to do that interview with how much additional revenue they expect it would bring in and then decide if they think it would make good sense, financially. Of course it could be that Yngwie wouldn’t be interested in doing that particular type of interview, no matter what he’d be paid, in which case it’s a moot point.
If he has been contacted regarding doing a MIM interview, it would be interesting to know what is response was. Even if it was something like he will think it over, that would be encouraging as opposed to a flat out no. If I could choose just one guitarist that we would be assured of seeing do a MIM interview this year, Yngwie would easily be my first choice. He’s just a one of kind musical genius.
It says a lot that the first guitarist that Cracking The Code does a specific section on in their instructional material it’s Yngwie Malmsteen and the “Volcano” sections. The next guy featured in that way was Eric Johnson in the “Cascade” sections.
I’m friends with a guy who has that mindset. He’s a state of the art player. Astounding ability. Years ago, I’d ask him “How exactly do you do this” or “Exactly how do you move the pick when doing this type of string change…” and he’d answer to a degree. Then when I asked if it was possible to go into just a little more detail he’d say that he didn’t examine his playing in that way. He honestly didn’t know exactly how he did what he did. That’s not uncommon… The next thing he said surprised me though. He said he didn’t want to know. It was something about if he started consciously thinking about the specifics of every little movement he made, it might kill his ability to do what he does, the way he does, without having to think about it.
So yes, I think this it’s very possible that other guitarists who are also state of the art players might have that mindset as well.