As Above, So Below - The Unauthorized Yngwie Biography is a revealing story about how he became what he is today. It is a fury fueled story about extreme passion and determination, and the sacrifices needed to be made to achieve his dream. The price has been high, both for Yngwie himself and for those close to him.
Based on interviews, made both in Europe and in the U.S.A., with the people that were actually there, this book gives a unique and sensitive insight into the raging life of the guitar God. Everyone from teachers, classmates, music store owners, band members, road crew via managers, record companies and world renowned musicians to girlfriends and ex-wives share their personal stories and thoughts about the great Swede.
The interviewed include:
Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet, Tallee Savage, Jeff Scott Soto, Ron Keel, Mike Varney, Amber Dawn Landin, Peter Rooth, Göran Edman, the list goes on ...
No one could write this story better than Anders Tengner, by far the most celebrated music journalist in Sweden. Growing up in the same neighborhood as Yngwie and hanging out in with the same gangs, following Yngwies career as a journalist and friend both in Sweden and in the USA. Anders was also a guest at the first two of Yngwie's weddings.
Anders Tengner is a Swedish equivalent to Neil Strauss or Mick Wall.
Starting as a writer at music magazine Okej in the 1980’s, he soon got the opportunity to work with his own TV shows. If you didn’t know Anders, there was no way you were gonna sell your music in Sweden. Literally every rock star stopped for an interview, a friendly chat and a photo shoot. Credits also include magazines Kerrang! and Japanese Burrn.
Still today Anders keeps in contact with some of the icons, such as Ian Gillan of Deep Purple, Alice Cooper and Kiss, to name a few.