During a recent conversation with Miami New Times, Yngwie Malmsteen remembered the incident on an international flight to Tokyo back in 1987, during which he famously yelled “You released the focking fury!” at one of the passengers.
The guitarist explained:
“Everyone was rowdy in first class. I fell asleep, and a lady had taken a pitcher of ice water and just poured it over my head. Not anyone else, just me. And I freaked out and started screaming.”
As you can hear in the embedded player below, Malmsteen shouted:
“Look at this! I don’t fucking deserve this shit! I’ve paid for a first-class ticket, I don’t need a fucking cunt come up to me and do that shit! See you in Tokyo, bitch! [Yells things in Swedish].
“You released the focking fury! You, released, the focking, fury! Forget about it! I was sitting here, and all of a sudden this bitch comes and just fucking pours this water over us!
“I didn’t do nothing! I kill the focking mother- I kill the motherfocker, I kill the motherfocker… kill that motherfocker… Come on!”
Yngwie also addressed some reports claiming he “spewed incendiary comments about homosexuals” during the commotion, saying:
“None of those are true. I never said anything about gay people, ever. I don’t know how that came up.”
The guitarist also wanted to set the record straight about the claims that he poured ketchup on a sanitary napkin and put it on a seat by the female passenger, describing the claims as partially true. He said:
“That was not me. That was the keyboard player in my band [Jens Johansson, currently of Stratovarius and Rainbow] that did it.”