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Album review: MICHAEL MONROE – One Man Gang

MICHAEL MONROE - One Man Gang

Silver Lining Music [Release date 18.10.19] Vocalist Michael Monroe, once best known as the Hanoi Rocks frontman, has long since made his name fronting his own band, and the quality remains as high as ever. This new album is his … Continue reading

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Album review: HANOI ROCKS – Reissues

HANOI ROCKS Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks/Oriental Beat/All Those Wasted Years (Dissonance Productions) Finish band Hanoi Rocks are a glam sleaze metal band largely responsible for an influence that directed the 80s metal scene. Formed in 1979 and recording … Continue reading

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Gig review: HARD ROCK HELL AOR – Pwllheli, 9-12 March 2017

Lita Ford - HARD ROCK HELL AOR - Pwllheli, 9-12 March 2017

The HRH franchise is probably the most successful of these three day indoor events and rightly so, they found a spot in the market and have developed a fluid, tightly run operation that always delivers. The AOR weekend was slightly … Continue reading

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Album review: HANOI ROCKS – Strange Boys Box

HANOI ROCKS - Strange Boys Box

Cleopatra Records [Release date 21.10.16] Vastly underrated yet hugely influential, Finnish legends Hanoi Rocks are said to have sold one million albums back in the Eighties. That is not many when you consider that without them we would not have … Continue reading

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Gig review: STONE FREE FESTIVAL Day 1 – 02 Arena, London, 18 June 2016

Alice Cooper - STONE FREE FESTIVAL DAY 1 - 02 Arena, London, 18 June 2016

Once upon a time, gigs took place indoors, or in football stadiums for the very largest acts, and festivals in a muddy field. While rock festival demographics have gradually got older, the havoc wreaked by the vagaries of the English … Continue reading

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Album review: DUST BOWL JOKIES – Dust Bowl Jokies

DUST BOWL JOKIES – Dust Bowl Jokies

Rodeostar/ SPV [Release date – 22.04.16] This is the second album by the Swedish sleaze rockers Dust Bowl Jokies following on from their debut released back in 2012. Swaggering sleaze/ glam rock is the order of the day here with … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL MONROE – Blackout States

MICHAEL MONROE - Blackout States

[Release date 09.10.15] Michael Monroe is back with his latest album the follow-up to 2013′s well received ‘Horns And Halos’. One change in his band with guitarist Rich Jones joining (former Company Of Wolves man Steve Conte is still in … Continue reading

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Album review: CLOSE QUARTERS – Always A Lot, Never Little

CLOSE QUARTERS - Always A Lot, Never Little

Fassberg & Osterlind Music “Always A Lot, Never Little” is the second album from Sweden’s Close Quarters, a band who slot in nicely somewhere between the Backyard Babies, Hardcore Superstar and Michael Monroe- all of which have recently released new … Continue reading

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News: SHOOTING STAR, MICHAEL MONROE, ART NATION – Saturday 25th July 2015

Shooting Star - Firefest X

Shooting Star have released their new album ‘Into the Night’ for free as a download on their website. Download by going to www.shootingstarmaniacs.com and using the code “1980″. Art Nation release their new album ‘Revolution’ on AOR Heaven on 28th … Continue reading

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News: MARK SLAUGHTER, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, MICHAEL MONROE – Wednesday 11 March 2015

Mark Slaughter, of Slaughter fame, releases his solo album ‘Reflections In A Rear View Mirror’ on May 22nd on Escape Music. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band release an EP entitled ‘A Little Something From The Road, Vol.1′ on limited edition … Continue reading

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Gig Review: MICHAEL MONROE – Thekla, Bristol, 2 December 2013

Michael Monroe’s illustrious career in the history of rock and roll started in 1980 when he was the flamboyant, fun and edgy vocalist of Hanoi Rocks. This new sounding glam punk band had a strong influence over many bands including … Continue reading

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Gig review: HARD ROCK HELL 7 – Pwllheli, Wales, 28-30 November 2013

Area 51 - Hard Rock Hell, November 2013

Roll Up, Roll Up, Roll Up (Rizlas? ed.) for the greatest show on earth, this certainly encompasses the feeling around the HRH community as “Hard Rock Hell 7 – Cirque De Rock” rolls into its now well established new home … Continue reading

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