Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe and his guitarist Steve Conte joined Alice Cooper on stage final evening (Monday, June 6) at Ok.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark to carry out the Cooper basic “College’s Out”. Fan-filmed video of their look may be seen under.
In a 2005 interview with Hollyweird Glamour, Monroe acknowledged about Cooper: “Nicely, Alice Cooper may do no flawed in my eyes…I particularly dig the ’70s band interval. ‘Love It To Loss of life’, ‘Killer’, ‘Billion Greenback Infants’ and ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ are undoubtedly a number of the best rock and roll albums of all time. I believe ‘The Eyes Of Alice Cooper’ is superb. A few of his finest work but. He’s gotten again that cool rock ‘n’ roll sound from the early days that I really like a lot whereas nonetheless sounding contemporary and new. I acquired a replica of the ‘Soiled Diamonds’ and it sounds cool too, though time hasn’t allowed me to essentially sink my tooth in it but.”
In 2011, Monroe spoke to 2Fast2Die about how he was impressed by Cooper‘s music in his childhood years. “When the Alice Cooper ‘Love It To Loss of life’ album arrived in our dwelling, I noticed the coolest-looking band ever with a killer angle, who had some implausible songs with nice lyrics,” he stated. “They had been like a road gang and the singer had such a cool and husky, wasted-sounding voice. He was the man who mother and father would like to hate and had been disturbed and threatened by. He was skinny and ‘sick’ wanting, carrying eye make-up and even had a woman’s title — the whole reverse of the common macho, kinda ‘manly’ man that almost all guys would aspire to be. He instantly turned my hero and an enormous inspiration. To this present day, I’ve by no means stopped loving the way in which that album sounds and the way Alice and the band come throughout within the music. It actually introduced one thing particular and important to rock ‘n’ roll, which I am actually grateful for.
“God bless Alice Cooper — the rock world would not be almost as cool with out him and his band, and ‘Love It To Loss of life’,” he added. “To not point out all the opposite implausible information that adopted in years to come back.”
Monroe will launch his new album, “I Dwell Too Quick To Die Younger”, on June 10 by way of Silver Lining Music.
Regardless that HANOI ROCKS was shaped in Finland, their trashy, hedonistic, decadent onerous rock/pop-metal boogie influenced many Los Angeles acts, together with GUNS N’ ROSES and MÖTLEY CRÜE.
HANOI ROCKS initially broke on to the onerous rock scene within the first half of the Nineteen Eighties, turning into one of many first Finnish bands to make a global impression. HANOI ROCKS‘s profession was subsequently derailed after the 1984 loss of life of drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley, who was killed in a automotive accident brought on by MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s Vince Neil. Inner tensions and the industrial disappointment that was 1985’s “Rock & Roll Divorce” led to Monroe leaving the band that 12 months, thus placing an early finish to HANOI ROCKS.