Yngwie Malmsteen was asked by Metal Wani on where he got the idea to do his very first guitar flip - a move that would eventually become his staple onstage theatric - to which he replied (transcribed by UG):
"I was always digging the Hendrix moves and stuff like that.
"He did something similar to that, but he just kind of put it on the back and hit the guitar like that and put it back.
"So I just said, 'I wonder what happens if you throw it really hard and it goes all around?'
"So I started [doing it] in the late '70s.
"But as well as doing that, you gotta figure out the way where you can have the chord actually hang out and all the stuff so it doesn't sound silly. There's a lot of stuff that's evolved."