Neoclassical metal icon and guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen has posted a never-before-seen photo of himself, and gave an important advice for beginner guitarists.

Here is what Yngwie wrote:

“The simple truth is in order to be good, you have to be obsessed. You have to put in an awful lot of time and hard work.”

A fan named Chris responded to Yngwie:

“Yngwie you also have to be thorough, focused and not lazy to be good and inspiring, Dude.”

Another fan named Richard wrote:

“As a HUGE fan since 1984. You blew our minds. I will never forget my friend walking up to me in the hallway at high school with a walkman and putting it on my ears and hearing your playing. It was unbelievable!!”

Frank said:

“And that’s why Yngwie is Yngwie. 110% bad-ass. And I’ve lived most of my life experiencing the music, from Steeler…”

You can see the post below.