Derek Sherinian: How I made Yngwie Malmsteen play on my solo album

YNGWIE Malmsteen never guests on other people’s records – but keyboards star Derek Sherinian says he broke him down with a deal the guitar whiz couldn’t refuse.
And Son Of Apollo Sherinian says it was former KISS associate Gene Simmons who showed him how to do business.
“I also hold the distinction that he’s played on two of my solo records – he does not to do guest appearances,” Sherinian told Sirius XM Volume in speaking about Malmsteen.
“I was savvy enough, from learning from Gene, (to know) that everything is negotiable.
“He wanted me to go do the tour and obviously he didn’t have enough money to pay the rate so I go ‘look, I’ll come in for the low money but in exchange, you need to play on my tracks’.
“He goes ‘I don’t do that’ and I go ‘then I don’t tour’.
“He either had to break leather and pay me my rate or he did the tracks which doesn’t cost him any money, just time.
“It worked out and I have him on record and that’s awesome.”

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