Posts Tagged ‘hanoi rocks’

By Metal Dave Millions of worthy rock bands have flown beneath the radar, but few have weathered the public tailspin of glam contenders, Jetboy. In 2008, as the heavy metal documentary  “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” garnered that band a sympathetic reprieve from decades of obscurity, I asked Classic Rock magazine to let me tell the […]

By Metal Dave After meeting Michael Monroe in a downtown Austin hotel room, I’m fully convinced the glam-rocking twister sleeps in his leather pants. In town during SXSW 2004, but not scheduled to perform, the Finnish singer was merely passing through, but nonetheless happy to oblige a few stray interviews to promote the latest Hanoi […]

YOUNG, LOUD AND SNOTTY: I shot this photo at Flamingo Cantina in Austin on the night I met Pure Rubbish at SXSW 2001. From left, Jarrett Gardner, Mike McWilliams, Derek Dunivan and Evan Dunivan. Average age? Maybe 16. By Metal Dave Glessner Pure Rubbish hooked my attention at SXSW 2001 when word from the gutter […]

By Metal Dave Glessner Few rock singers can hold eyeballs hostage like glitter grenade Michael Monroe. Electric as a lightning bolt and flashier than a Christmas tree, the ex-Hanoi Rocks, glam-metal mantis is the personification of sensory overdrive. Of course, the spiraling swagger and kangaroo bounce would fall flat on its black-leather ass if not […]

DON’T NEVER LEAVE ME: Guitarist Ginger, left, and singer Michael Monroe, middle, have already parted ways, but not before leaving behind a brilliant rock record that already stands the test of time. (Photo by John McMurtrie) By Metal Dave Glessner The rock-n-roll divorce is already final between iconic Hanoi Rocks singer Michael Monroe and Wildhearts […]

2Fast2Die Note: As Motley Crue threatens to uncork some raunch-n-roll debauchery in San Antonio June 9 at the AT&T Center with special guests Poison and the legendary New York Dolls (get there early!), I decided to dig up a few of my previous interviews with rock’s most notorious dirtbags. The Crue’s current setlist is reportedly chosen […]

As Mick Mars might describe it, Metal Dave Productions and 2Fast2Die.com present a loud, rude, aggressive rock show Saturday, Feb. 26 at Austin’s Red Eyed Fly. A dress code of tattered denim and soiled black leather will be strictly enforced. Cleavage, tattoos and stilettos are optional (but highly encouraged and always appreciated). Billed as a […]

If lightning can be caught on an album, we’re in for a razzle-dazzle glam-rock shock on Sept. 27. That’s the date when Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe uncorks a live album titled “Another Night in the Sun,” featuring a stunner of a setlist consisting of Hanoi tunes, Demolition 23 gems, solo songs and covers of […]

  Good news blew in on a breeze of Jack and Coke this morning when Mario Escovedo emailed from San Diego to report the Dragons are dusting off their leather pants and reuniting for a pair of rowdy gigs at San Francisco’s Thee Parkside July 30-31. From there, the rock-n-roll kamikazes set their sights on […]