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Below is our complete Hanoi Rocks news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: An Ode to New York City

This week a blast; a blast back to the punk Lower East Side neighborhood of New York via Sweden, an AC/DC inspired rocker, and an anti-cure for depression. More...

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Sunday Old School: Hanoi Rocks

“Keep the punk leather jackets but bring a kind of transvestite vibe to it” - Nasty Suicide on the look of Hanoi Rocks. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: 1981 M/F/K

30 years ago the bands Anthrax, Metallica, Motley Crue, Pantera, Queensryche, and Slayer were formed. It was also the year many important hard rock/heavy metal albums were released, laying the groundwork for the eighties. Here’s a look back at ten of these classic albums in no particular order. Same as the “1986 M/F/K” edition there is a twist as Marry/Fuck/Kill rules apply. It’s as simple as it sounds. M (Marry) is a song you want to “save” and listen to forever, F (Fuck) is the song you get one more listen to and that is it, and K (Kill) is the song you want to go away and never be heard from again. More...

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Michael Monroe Posts New Music Video Online

Michael Monroe, frontman and founding member of the Finnish hard rock group Hanoi Rocks, has posted his new music video online. The video was shot for the track "'78" and can be viewed in the player below. The song is taken off of Monroe's recently released solo album "Sensory Overdrive."

1. Trick Of The Wrist
2. '78
3. Got Blood?
4. Superpowered Superfly
5. Modern Day Miracle
6. Bombs Away
7. All You Need
8. Later Won't Wait
9. Gone, Baby Gone
10. Center Of Your Heart
11. Debauchery As A Fine Art

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Bored to Death

During a lazy Sunday I found myself catching up on previously recorded episodes of Bored to Death when much to my delight I discovered a couple Metal Mania episodes on queue. Here’s what I found:

In Kiss’s video for “Rock and Roll all Nite,” I wonder what was so bad that the girl coming down the stairs needed her eyes blacked out like they do on the show Cops. Also, is there someplace we can put all of the eighties brick-sized cell phones for display? I would definitely go to the Pre-2K Cell Phone Hall of Fame (maybe located in Indiana?) to see the phone Gene Simmons has while sitting on his throne in this video as well as the one used by Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell. More...

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Michael Monroe To Support Motorhead In The UK

Michael Monroe, the multi-instrumentalist and former lead singer of Hanoi Rocks, has been confirmed as the special guest for Motorhead, when they tour the United Kingdom later this year. Monroe's band features bassist Sami Yaffa who has previously performedwith such bands as the New York Dolls, as well as guitarist Ginger, who is best known as the frontman of British rock band The Wildhearts.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Wednesday 13 To Support Hanoi Rocks In Japan

Warming up for their previously announced UK tour, Wednesday 13 will be the main support for the legendary Hanoi Rocks on their 2009 tour of Japan before the Finish-rockers finally call it quits later in the year. Those tour dates are as follows:

Sun 8, March, Tokyo
Tues 10, March, Fukuoka
Wed 11, March, Osaka
Thurs 12, March, Nagoya
Fri 13, March, Kawasaki
Sun 15, March, Sendai

Punk-horror frontman, Wednesday 13 has announced his return to the UK with a series of live dates in Spring 2009.

The 2-week-long UK tour, which begins on Friday 20th March is to celebrate the UK release of Wednesday 13's "Bloodwork" EP, also due out that month via Global Music.

The EP features six tracks, including two previously unreleased songs - one a cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Running Down A Dream," and the other, a re-recording of a song by Wednesday 13's former band, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet13.

Also on the EP are acoustic renditions of two songs from Wednesday's May 2008 release, "Skeletons."

The track listing for the "Bloodwork" EP is as follows: More...

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Hanoi Rocks Calls It A Day

Finnish rock legends Hanoi Rocks has posted the following message online:

"Hanoi Rocks have decided to break up by the end of the year 2008. Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy feel that they've taken the band as far as it can go and now wish to go their separate ways.

"All commitments until the end of the year, including the UK tour starting in London on Halloween, will naturally be honoured. More...

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Hanoi Rocks Announces UK Headlining Tour

Hanoi Rocks announces the following UK headlining tour dates:

Oct 31 - London - Astoria
Nov 1 - Nottingham - Rock City
Nov 2 - Brimingham - Academy 2
Nov 3 - Manchester - Academy 2
Nov 4 - Glasgow - Garage
Nov 5 - Newcastle - Academy

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Hanoi Rocks Announces New Drummer

Finnish hard rockers Hanoi Rocks have posted the following update:

"(We) are finally announcing their new drummer! Hailing from Sweden, the new member is George Atlagic, nicknamed "Jolle" among friends. More than 200 drummers applied and five of them were invited to audition with the band. George Atlagic stood out from the five candidates, not only for his talent, but also because of his personality and for being a kindred spirit with the band. Jolle is technically a very skillful drummer and his style is greatly in the vein of the former Hanoi Rocks drummers, Gyp Casino and Razzle. He also already looked like he was playing in a successful rock band."

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Hanoi Rocks To Support Wednesday 13 In London

WEDNESDAY 13 has announced the special guest for his band's upcoming Halloween show in London, UK.

He commented: "I wanted to make the Halloween show in London extra special, and I believe we have. I am extremely excited to announce that HANOI ROCKS will be our special guests of the evening! I am a huge fan of HANOI, and could not be happier to have them share the stage with us. I believe it is a perfect fit and I know our fans are going to love them! WEDNESDAY 13 and HANOI ROCKS together for Halloween... in London... that should make for an incredible evening!"

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Archer Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

Archer has performed with some of the biggest names in rock including, Heaven and Hell, Heart and Sevendust. The band is looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com) this summer alongside such metal giants as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, RATT, Triumph, Saxon, Disturbed and many more as they return to Europe.

The Santa Cruz, CA-based power trio, who won "Best Local Band 2008" in the Metro Santa Cruz Goldies Awards, takes the stage on Saturday, June 7th, opening for some of the biggest names in the metal music genre. The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Norjeboke, in the tiny village of Norje which is situated in Sölvesborg in the western part of southern Sweden.

Archer’s debut album "Doom$day Profit$" is a "genuine tour-de-force, rich with powerful songs imbued with that essential combination of brain-burrowing melodies, ripping riffs, pulsing basslines, tsunami drums and grab-by-the-throat vocals." The band cites influences that include Ozzy and Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other legendary names.

Here is the current lineup for the Sweden Rock Fest 2008, which takes place June 4th - 7th: More...

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Hanoi Rocks Launch New Drummer Search

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS are seeking a new drummer. Interested parties should send an application with a brief bio and a photo or a video clip to: drummer@hanoirocks.info.

HANOI ROCKS's current drummer, Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen, will leave the band after the group's European tour, which kicks off on February 14 in Stockholm, Sweden and concludes at the Astoria in London, England on March 7. The change behind the drum kit will not affect any forthcoming HANOI ROCKS gigs or tours.

Demolition Records recently released a special-edition digipack of HANOI ROCKS' new CD "Street Poetry" featuring four bonus tracks: "Trouble Boys", "Fashion" (video), "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (video), "High School" (video).

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Hanoi Rocks Part Ways With Drummer

Finnish rock legends HANOI ROCKS have issued the update:

"Hanoi Rocks will end their working relationship with their current drummer Lacu. Lacu will leave the band after Hanoi Rocks’ European tour, which will start from Stockholm on February 14th and will finish at the Astoria Club in London on March 7th. The change behind the drumkit will not affect the forthcoming Hanoi Rocks gigs or tours. The new drummer will be announced soon."

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Hanoi Rocks To Tour The U.K.

Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have lined up a a string of UK dates in February/March, which include:

February
25 - Sheffield, UK - The Plug
26 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
27 - Aberdeen, UK - Moshulu
28 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 2
29 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3

March
1 - Leeds, UK - RIO's
3 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
4 - Dudley, UK - J.B.'S
5 - Bristol, UK - Academy
6 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
7 - London, UK - Astoria 2

As previously reported, Hanoi Rocks will play live on MTV3 MAX Stage on January 11th, 2008.

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Hanoi Rocks Wins Rock Radio Award

Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS website has been updated with the following message:

"The first Radio Rock Finlandia concert took place in Helsinki Ice Hall today, December 5th. The event turned out to be a great celebration especially for Hanoi Rocks, as they won the first Radio Rock Finlandia award in history. The winner was voted by the listeners of Radio Rock in website www.radiorock.fi. The other nominees are also on the list of the most famous bands in Finland: KOTITEOLLISUUS, HIM, NIGHTWISH, APOCALYPTICA, SONATA ARCTICA and AMORPHIS.

Radio Rock Finlandia award, "A Rock Rooster" is an official recognition for a domestic group or artist, which has been actual and active during the past year. The award was given to Hanoi Rocks by the radio journalist of the year, Klaus Flaming. From now on, the award vote will be a yearly tradition.

Hanoi Rocks is without a doubt internationally the most well-known band in Finland. The latest highlight in their long and successful career is the new, already beloved album Street Poetry, which came out in September 2007. During the past year, Hanoi Rocks has played great number of incredible shows and amazed audiences throughout the world. They've toured for example in Sweden, Borlänge Peace and Love Festival, PopKomm Music Expo in Berlin and in Japan, where they played five sold out shows in October 2007.

During December 2007, Hanoi Rocks will play three shows with legendary MOTÖRHEAD (UK) and three shows with stunningly rockin' female band MCQUEEN (UK). After taking a short break Hanoi Rocks will head to a major European tour, starting from Sweden February 14th, ending at London's mighty Astoria Club March 7th.

The current Hanoi Rocks lineup, since 2004, includes the founding members singer Michael Monroe and guitarist Andy McCoy, guitarist Conny Bloom, bassist Andy A.C. Christell and drummer Lacu.

Radio Rock Finlandia concert can be seen on the whole in Finnish TV-channel JIM December 9th at 10AM."

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McQueen To Support Hanoi Rocks In Finland

UK all-girl act MCQUEEN will support HANOI ROCKS for three shows in Finland at the end of the month. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows:

Dec. 27 - On The Rocks - Helsinki, FIN
Dec. 28 - Tivoli - Rovaniemi, FIN
Dec. 29 - Hotel - Juva, FIN *
Dec. 30 - Himos Arena - Himos, FIN *
Dec. 31 - Virgin Oil - Helsinki, FIN *

* supporting HANOI ROCKS
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Hanoi Rocks Confirm German Tour Dates

Finnish hard rock legends HANOI ROCKS have confirmed a string of German live dates in February. The band's upcoming itinerary is as follows:

December
5 - Helsinki, Finland - Ice Hall / Radio Rock Finlandia
11 - Helsinki, Finland - Ice Hall (with MOTÖRHEAD)
12 - Tampere, Finland - Ice Hall (with Motörhead)
13 - Oulu, Finland - Teatria (with Motörhead)
29 - Juva, Finland - Hotelli Juva
30 - Jämsä, Finland - HimosAreena
31 - Helsinki, Finland - Virgin Oil Co.

January
4 - Kotka, Finland - Amarillo
5 - Riihimäki, Finland - Riksun Roll 2008

February
14 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
15 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
16 - Malmö, Sweden - KB
18 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
19 - Munchen, Germany - 59 to 1
21 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
22 - Köln, Germany - Underground
23 - Berlin, Germany - White Trash
25 - Sheffield, UK - The Plug
26 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
27 - Aberdeen, Scotland - Moshulu
28 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 2
29 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3

March
1 - Leeds, UK - Rio's
3 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
4 - Dudley, UK - J.B.'s
5 - Bristol, UK - Academy
6 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
7 - London, UK - Astoria 2

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Hanoi Rocks Announce UK Dates

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS will tour the UK in February and March 2008. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Feb. 25 - Sheffield, UK - The Plug
Feb. 26 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Feb. 27 - Aberdeen, UK - Moshulu
Feb. 28 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 2
Feb. 29 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
Mar. 01 - Leeds, UK - Rio's
Mar. 03 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Mar. 04 - Dudley, UK - J.B.'s
Mar. 05 - Bristol, UK - Academy
Mar. 06 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Mar. 07 - London, UK - Astoria 2 More...

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Hanoi Rocks Reveal 'Street Poetry' Artwork

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have revealed the artwork for their "Street Poetry" album, due on September 5 in Finland by WolfGang Records and in Europe by U.K.-based Demolition Records. The Japanese pressing via Victor Entertainment/JVC Music will contain bonus tracks. The special edition will include a bonus skull bandana and three-fold box design. A new single, "This One's For Rock 'n' Roll", will precede the album on August 8.

"Street Poetry" track listing:

01. Hypermobile
02. Street Poetry
03. Fashion
04. Highwired
05. Power Of Persuasion
06. Teenage Revolution
07. Worth Your Weight In Gold
08. Transcendental Groove
09. This One's For Rock'N'Roll
10. Powertrip
11. Walkin' Away
12. Tootin' Star
13. Fumblefoot And Busy Bee

Japan bonus tracks:

14. Self Destruction Blues
15. Worldshaker

All songs written by McCoy, Monroe, except:

1., 5. and 10. by Bloom, McCoy, Monroe
11. by Alimo, Bloom, McCoy, Monroe
12. by Bloom, Christell, McCoy, Monroe
13. by Bloom, McCoy
15. Varonen, Taskinen, McCoy, Monroe More...

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