Guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen spoke in an interview with Total Rock, and revealed the reason of why he’s playing heavy metal. 

He said that he can play jazz or country. Here’s the statement:

“It’s sticking with what you want to do. ‘Cause I know I can actually play a lot of different things, but I don’t really want to. I just want to play this.

And I could play country and western, I could play jazz. But what I put out is what I want to do. And that’s a more important thing.”

He also said:

“I think that I’ve always had a very, very strong vision of what I wanna do. Whether that would fit into what was considered successful, that is debatable.

I never really followed trends – ever – and I always did my own thing my whole life. And the fact that it’s gone as far as it has is great.

But I’ve always been more concerned with creating something that is really real and honest and true art rather than, ‘Well, this is successful.'”

You can watch the entire interview below. Click here for the source of the statement.