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Michael Monroe

Fri
15
Sep

The Right To Rock Podcast - MICHAEL MONROE

 
TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #24), featuring Vocalist Michael Monroe. Michael took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his latest solo release Best Of. Interview lasts approx. 30 min.
 
The boys recently caught up with Michael Monroe to discuss his latest release, The Best.  Michael discussed how he determined which songs would land on this 2-disc Best Of, and also discussed the origins of some previously unreleased material as well as the new track One Foot Outta The Grave - and much, much more.
 
And hey if you dig Michael Monroe's music as much as we do, show him some love by purchasing his latest album, The Best, from your favorite online store won't you? We here in Houston may have been knocked around recently, but we've still got our HORNS UP!

 

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Wed
18
Nov

The Right To Rock Podcast - MICHAEL MONROE

 
TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #6), featuring vocalist Michael Monroe. Michael took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his latest solo album Blackout States, as well as his upcoming tour plans. Interview lasts approx. 30 min
 
The one and only Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks) takes some time to chew the fat with Ragman in a thrilling interview that includes work on his latest album, Blackout States, as well as his amazing experience of neary 40 years in the industry.
 
And make sure to check out [and buy, if you like] his new album available from Spinefarm Records, because that's how we get more music, capische? HORNS UP!
 
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Wed
26
Aug

MICHAEL MONROE Reveals Details Of New Album 'Blackout States'

(New York, NY): Michael Monroe will release Blackout States on October 9 via Spinefarm Records. The iconic artist has shared the album artwork and track listing ahead of the release.
 
Blackout States Track Listing:

1. "This Ain't No Love Song"
2. "Old King's Road"
3. "Goin' Down With the Ship"
4. "Keep Your Eye On You"
5. "The Bastard's Bash"
6. "Good Old Bad Days"
7. "R.L.F."
8. "Blackout States"
9. "Under the Northern Lights"
10. "Permanent Youth"
11. "Dead Hearts on Denmark Street"
12. "Six Feet in the Ground"
13. "Walk Away"
14. "Break the Noose" (vinyl LP bonus track)
 
The record was produced by Chips Kiesbye (TheHellacopters, Nomads) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mixed by Petri Majuri inHelsinki, Finland.
 
Select few are the ones born to rock and fewer survive to be called seasoned rock warriors. The Michael Monroe band features nothing but the latter, consisting of bassist Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls), guitarists Steve Conte (New York Dolls, Willy DeVille), and Rich Jones (The Black Halos, Amen) and drummer Karl "Rockfist" Rosqvist (the Chelsea Smiles, Danzig).
 
On the new album, the legendary vocalist said, "I am extremely excited about our new album, Blackout States.  It has all the ingredients of a perfect rock 'n' roll record - strong melodic songs with great meaningful lyrics that defy all clichés, delivered with a punky, ballsy attitude by a killer band. I highly recommend Blackout States to anyone who's even a little bit interested in what real, authentic, high energy rock 'n' roll at its best sounds like today."

 

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Fri
29
May

MICHAEL MONROE To Release ‘Blackout States’ On October 16

 
MICHAEL MONROE - hugely influential fronntman, force of nature, multi-instrumentalist and revered rock 'n' roll icon—will release a new studio album, Blackout States, on Friday, October 16 via Spinefarm Records.
 
This 13-track outing was produced by Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Nomads) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mixed by Petri Majuri in Helsinki, Finland.
 
It is the follow-up to Horns and Halos, a Finnish chart-topper in 2013.
 
With Blackout States, Monroe's current touring and recording outfit, comprised of bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company of Wolves), guitarist Rich Jones (ex-Black Halos/Amen), and drummer Karl Rockfist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig), provided strong creative support for a groundbreaking artist whose reputation continues to flourish. Many of rock's most noted performers, including Dave Grohl and Slash, have cited Monroe's unwavering drive and three-decade-plus career as a genuine source of inspiration.
 
Indeed, when Slash headlines the Ice Hall in Helsinki on May 28, Monroe will be the invited "Special Guest," opening the show in front of thousands of fans; after that, he heads across to London to play the Camden Rocks Festival on May 30.
 
This one-off UK appearance at Camden Proud will be filmed by celebrated videographer/photographer Ville Juurikkala as part of the video for the first single from Blackout States.
 
As with Horns and Halos, the new recordings see Monroe both toasting the future and honoring the past, occasionally giving the nod to glam punk pioneers, Hanoi Rocks, the group with which he forged his name in the early-to mid-'80s.
 
Says Monroe, "I'm extremely excited about our new album, Blackout States. It has all the ingredients of a perfect rock 'n' roll record: strong melodic songs with great meaningful lyrics that defy all clichés, delivered with a punky, ballsy attitude by a killer band. I highly recommend Blackout States to anyone who's even a little bit interested in what real, authentic, high energy rock 'n' roll at its best sounds like today."
 
Monroe has a number of festival appearances locked into place for the spring and summer, with further international touring plans to be announced shortly.
 
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Tue
10
Mar

Rock Candy Records Latest - HANOI ROCKS & RIVERDOGS

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The following two new Rock Candy titles are available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on April 22.
 
HANOI ROCKS 'TWO STEPS FROM THE MOVE' CANDY233
 
BACK IN THE early eighties when Hanoi Rocks moved lock stock and barrel from Finland to London the streets were on fire with possibilities. Looking like an explosion in a paint factory and sounding like a devilish mash-up of the Rolling Stones jamming with the Sweet, it's fair to say that they made a unique impression. With an anything can happen and it probably will vibe, the band's ferocious on stage performances were legendary, establishing them as the front runners of a movement that looked like it would instantaneously blast them to success.
 
Signed to CBS records and teamed up with renowned producer Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Kiss) 'Two Steps From The Move' was cut in the frenetic environs of New York City, polished in Toronto and completed in London. It was hailed as a masterpiece, bringing together all the hopes and promises of a band perfectly poised to assume complete control of the scene. However, during their American tour, front man Mike Monroe broke his ankle, forcing the group to postpone dates. Then, while Mike was recuperating, on Dec 8th 1984 the band's British  drummer, Razzle was tragically killed in a Los Angeles automobile accident with M'tley Cr'e frontman Vince Neil in the driving seat.
 
Loaded with an incredible selection of songs, 'Two Steps From The Move' found them focussing on as much mayhem as humanly possible with a penchant for cheeky lyrics and catchy melodies. Tracks such as 'Don't You Ever Leave Me', 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams', 'Up Around The Bend' and 'Boiler (Me Boiler 'N' Me)' defined their unique brand of swashbuckling bravado perfectly.'
 
Special Deluxe Collector's 2CD Edition, 11 bonus tracks, fully remastered sound, 20 page full colour booklet, new interview with Mike Monroe, 3,400 word essay, rare photos and enhanced artwork.
 
TRACK LISTING: DISC ONE (ORIGINAL ALBUM): 1. UP AROUND THE BEND 2. HIGH SCHOOL 3. I CAN'T GET IT 4. UNDERWATER WORLD 5. DON'T YOU EVER LEAVE ME 6. MILLION MILES AWAY 7. BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS 8. BOILER (ME BOILER 'N' ME) 9. FUTURAMA 10. CUTTING CORNERS 11. TWO STEPS FROM THE MOVE.
DISC TWO (BONUS TRACKS): 1. DON'T YOU EVER LEAVE ME (12' VERSION) 2. BACK TO MYSTERY CITY (SINGLE B-SIDE) 3. UNTIL I GET YOU (SINGLE B-SIDE) 4. MENTAL BEAT (SINGLE B-SIDE) 5. OIL & GASOLINE (JAPAN SINGLE B-SIDE) 6. MAGIC CARPET RIDE (JAPAN SINGLE B-SIDE) 7. SHAKES (JAPAN SINGLE B-SIDE) BBC FRIDAY ROCK SHOW SESSION: 8. I CAN'T GET IT 9. UNDERWATER WORLD 10. DON'T YOU EVER LEAVE ME 11. BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS
 
 
RIVERDOGS 'S/T' CANDY263
 
DESPITE COMING and going in the blink of an eye, the Riverdogs have always been held in high esteem. Sure, lots of underachieving acts are bestowed with acclaim but if one group genuinely deserves reappraisal, the Riverdogs are about as deserving as you can possibly get. And the reason isn't just because the band featured the presence of former Dio and Whitesnake (and future Def Leppard ) guitarist Vivian Campbell. They were formed in Los Angeles at a time when hair-metal was king, but were determined to avoid clich's, adopting a bluesy, almost Americana, style where restraint was central and excess frowned upon.
 
Naturally Vivian Campbell played an influential part in fashioning the musical palate but both bassist Nick Brophy and vocalist Rob Lamothe also attracted immediate attention. The latter displaying one of the most soulful voices this side of Paul Rodgers. Warm, commanding and instantly identifiable, Lamothe's voice didn't rely on meaningless bombast to get noticed.
 
Produced by Michael Frondelli (Kiss, Rolling Stones) and polished by Jeff Glixman (Gary Moore, Georgia Satellites) their album was greeted with universal acclaim but any hopes of hitting the big time were immediately extinguished when their label president was fired and a new regime installed showing zero excitement amongst the new team. It was a devastating blow and one that they never recovered from. One of the most overlooked records of all time.
 
Special Deluxe Collector's 2CD Edition, 11 bonus tracks, fully remastered sound, 16 page full colour booklet, features Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, new interviews, 3,400 word essay and enhanced artwork.
 
TRACK LISTING: DISC ONE 1. WHISPER 2. TOY SOLDIER 3. BIG HOUSE 4. HOLY WAR 5. BABY BLUE 6. I BELIEVE 7. WATER FROM THE MOON 8. RAIN, RAIN  9. SPOOKY 10. AMERICA
DISC TWO: LIVE RADIO STATION PERFORMANCES 1990 11. WHISPER 12. TOY SOLDIER 13. BIG HOUSE 14. HOLY WAR  15. BABY BLUE 16. I BELIEVE 17. WATER FROM THE MOON 18. RAIN, RAIN 19. SPOOKY 20. AMERICA 21. PENNSYLVANIA (NON ALBUM TRACK)
 
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