Jeff Scott Soto would be willing to work with but not for Yngwie J. Malmsteen

Jeff Scott Soto would be willing to work with but not for Yngwie J. Malmsteen

Sons of Apollo and W.E.T lead vocalist Jeff Scott Soto was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay for Canada’s The Metal Voice. Soto was previously part of Yngwie J. Malmsteen (1984-85, 1986-87, 1996-97) and Journey (2006-07).

Soto was asked whether he would consider ever working with Malmsteen again to which he replied (with slight edits):

“The key word is WITH, I would do something WITH Yngwie. I don’t want to do something FOR Yngwie. I have already done that. At this point in my life, I worked hard to establish my own name and career. I value and I am humbled that I got started with Yngwie. I am very thankful and for that reason I will never say anything negative or bad about him again. I realize we are getting older and I want to leave this earth on friendly terms and make sure everybody is getting along.”

In terms of what the COVID-19 Virus situation is like for him right now, Soto indicated: “Nothing [has] changed in my world. The only difference is I’m not stressed. I’m not pressured to finish what I am doing and what I am working on at home. Usually when I am on tour, I barely have enough time to finish what I am working on musically. This time I don’t have to worry about going anywhere and I can finish what I am working on. We got to stay at home, we got to stay safe and we have to be healthy.”

You can read other excerpts from the interview with Jeff Scott Soto at The Metal Voice‘s website and/or listen to the interview below:

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