Yngwie Malmsteen reportedly threatens to cancel show if ex-singer Jeff Scott Soto stays in attendance
It’s been about 25 years since lead vocalist Jeff Scott Soto played with guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen but apparently the latter holds some sort of grudge against the former. Soto happened to be in attendance at Malmsteen‘s gig at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California, USA on May 19, 2022 but was apparently asked to leave failing which Malmsteen would not be playing that night. Wikipedia notes Soto as having had three stints in Malmsteen‘s band from 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1996-97 and being part of three of the guitarist’s albums — Rising Force (1984), Marching Out (1985) and Inspiration (1996).
The following message was posted on Soto‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“Hey my peeps, here’s a fun little diddy for ya! I went to the Canyon Club tonight, my local watering hole for the past 21 years, it’s like my Cheers where everybody knows my name…I actually went to see one of the support bands who were killer btw, I hesitated on going because my former ahem ‘boss’ was headlining but I was not planning to stay anyway…well, word got to him I was in the house and I was kindly told as long as I am present, the show would be cancelled… Now I’ve seen it all!
I left as planned but it’s kind of funny, I just had to share the ludicrousness (not a real word but seems to fit the detail) that continues in 2022, I laughed all the way home! I’m sure this will be shared like crazy but I couldn’t help but sharing it with you all, good times!”