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Faith No More’s Billy Gould added to MC50’s all-star tour lineup

  BILLY GOULD (FAITH NO MORE)  ADDED TO ALL-STAR GROUPMICHAEL MONROE ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT Wayne Kramer, leader of Detroit’s iconic proto-punk/hard rock band MC5, has today announced that Billy Gould of Faith No More will be joining him on stage for the upcoming MC50 tour this November. Joining the legendary …

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Michael Monroe to release career-spanning collection – The Best

In the leather-bound history of heartfelt rock ‘n’ roll, not only will Michael Monroe have at least one chapter all to himself, but his name will be colourfully threaded throughout, such has been his impact, his appeal and his ongoing never-surrender story; a powerful, inspirational tale told in detail on ‘The Best’ – the first official …

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Hanoi Rocks – Reissues

Dissonance are releasing three reissues from Finnish legends, Hanoi Rocks.  The three releases are their first two studio albums, “Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks” and “Oriental beat” along with their 1984 live album “All those wasted years”.  Hanoi Rocks combined punk and glam rock and were making a big …

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Big Hair, Make-up, Spandex! A Sleazy Playlist for Lovers of Sleaze Rock!

This isn’t a definitive list of the twenty best sleazy tracks of all time it’s twenty tracks, chosen by two of our writers, for the lovers of the sleazier, not cheesier (though some may disagree) songs. Think screaming riffs; high pitched voices; guyliner; spandex! Bands where the men wear more …

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Michael Monroe/Hardcore Superstar – Club Academy, Manchester, 12th October 2015

A veritable Smörgåsbord came to Manchester Club Academy last Monday. With Michael Monroe from Finland and his band, which brings together celebrated musicians who have played with such greats as Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls, Dogs D’Amour and Danzig, to name but a few. I was anticipating some top notch …

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Michael Monroe – Blackout States

You can’t fault Michael Monroe for trying. The former frontman of glam rock legends Hanoi Rocks has been in the music business for well over three decades now and built a huge reputation in the process, yet he shows no signs of resting on his laurels and continues to write and record new …

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The Peckham Cowboys – ’10 Tales From The Gin Palace’

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@Planetmosh reviews @_PeckhamCowboys out Feb 14th on @CargoRecords The collective group of rawk ‘n’ roll outlaws known as The Peckham Cowboys are not a tribute to Delboy and Rodney – although they may take some of their inspiration from the exploits of the brothers Trotter:  no, these wild ‘n’ reckless Sarf Lahndon …

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RIOT|NOISE – Stand For Something

This debut full-length album from Bristollian noiseniks RIOT|NOISE – the follow up to a successful and well-received EP, released back in 2009 – is as impressive a first release as you are likely to come across this year. ‘Stand For Something’ is a powerful collection of a dozen songs which …

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Suicide Bombers – Criminal Record

Being a rock DJ can be an extremely hazardous job – nearly as dangerous as trying to survive as a music journalist.  Please believe when I say this:  on and off, I’ve been spinning heavy rock and metal discs and writing shit about said same nonsense for more than two …

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Hardcore Superstar – ‘C’mon Take On Me’

This ninth album from the Swedish thrash/sleaze mutants sees them abandoning the former and very much planting their feet in the latter camp – a direction they have taken more and more since the recruitment of former Crazy Lixx guitarist Vic Zino six years ago. Following an intro that wouldn’t …

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Crashdïet – ‘The Savage Playground’

It would be very easy to dismiss Crashdïet as yet another Swedish sleaze metal outfit, and indeed they have been very much at the forefront of the revival in that regard. However, personally, I’ve always found them to be more appealing than, certainly, the awful Reckless Love or their poppier …

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The Burning Crows – ‘Never Had It So Good’

The Burning Crows plough a rich vein of good-time, old-fashioned sleazy, snarling rock ‘n’f’n’ roll that traces its roots back to the likes of Mott The Hoople, Slade and Bad Company and, more especially, latterday reprobates such as Dogs d’Amour, The Quireboys and The Wildhearts. Indeed, mention of the quintessential …

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Helldorados – ‘Helldorados’

Germany has an undisputed reputation for producing damn fine rock and metal – from the progressive widdlings of Eloy through the fierce traditionalism of the likes of Accept, Helloween and The Scorpions, the industrial might of Rammstein to some of the most brutal thrash ever produced, in the shape of …

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Hard Rock Hell V – Village of the Damned – Saturday (Festival)

The Seagulls of doom wake us with their food dance for the final day of this three day rock marathon. Our day starts meeting up and interviewing the recently reformed nwobhm heros Bronz, the Dark Priest Michael McKeegan and Neil Jones from the Irish band Therapy? (Click HERE) and young …

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Michael Monroe – The Garage Glasgow -15/04/2011 (Gig)

I have never experienced Mr M live before so tonight I was looking forward to seeing him along with his current band members Wildhearts frontman Ginger, ex-New York Doll Steve Conte on guitar, former Hanoi Rocks bass player Sam Yaffa and drummer Karl Rosqvist. I had heard great reports from …

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