Posts Tagged ‘michael monroe’

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 […]

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 […]

  I first met Ginger in 2004 when his band, the Wildhearts, returned to America following an extended absence. I didn’t know it at the time, but the Brit’s personal life was as troubled as his various bands (The Throbs, Quireboys, Wildhearts, SilverGinger5, Brides of Destruction and others I’m surely forgetting).   When he phoned me out of […]

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 […]