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April 7th, 2010


Club Tavastia, HELSINKI

1’st of APRIL 2010




It’s been about ten years since Michael Monroe last played a solo show in Helsinki.  That’s of course because of Hanoi Rocks rebirth which started in 2001. Hanoi Rocks released three successful studio albums before they decided to disband again in 2009 after a series of sold out shows in Club Tavastia. Unlike his former colleague Andy McCoy, who announced his very short live Real McCoy project almost right away, Michael decided to take to some time before getting  back in action.  In January of 2010 Michael announced his new all star band which included: Ginger from The Wildhearts, former Hanoi Rocks / Demolition 23 bassist Sam Yaffa, guitarist Todd Youth and another former Demolition 23 member Jimmy Clarke. This new band first did a handful of successful shows in the USA before heading back in Europe. They arrived in Finland in late March to play six shows with the renewed line up including New York Dolls guitarist Steve Conte and and drummer Karl Rosenfist.


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CONNY BLOOM & A.C CHRISTELL of Electric Boys, ex- Hanoi Rocks

May 3rd, 2009




On April 12th, 2009 the eighth sold out gig in only six days, at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki, concluded the series of farewell performances by HANOI ROCKS. After putting out three albums, TWELVE SHOTS ON THE ROCKS in 2002, ANOTHER HOSTILE TAKEOVER in 2005 and STREET POETRY in 2007, since reuniting, Andy McCoy and Michael Monroe have decided to call it a day.

To coincide with the farewell tour, a book entitled "All Those Wasted Years" has been released, but since it hardly scratches the surface concerning the more recent stages of the band we decided to sit down for a chat with current guitarist Conny Bloom and bassist Andy Christell. Both also share a long history in connection with HANOI ROCKS, having already toured alongside them in the 1980’s with THE ROAD RATS [also featuring ex-HANOI ROCKS drummer, Gyp Casino]. In addition to HANOI ROCKS and THE ROAD RATS, Conny Bloom and Andy Christell have played and reaped success together in ROLENE and most importantly the, now reunited, ELECTRIC BOYS.




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GYP CASINO -ex Hanoi Rocks, Live Ammo, Road Rats, Rolene

January 22nd, 2009

GYP CASINO ex-Hanoi Rocks, Live Ammo, Road Rats, Rolene



Interview by Marko Syrjälä

Pictures: Marko Syrjälä & Archives

The Swedish born drummer, Gyp Casino, will forever be best known as a member of the original, and arguably the best, lineup of the legendary Finnish band HANOI ROCKS. He played on the bands first three albums, BANGKOK SHOCKS, SAIGON SHAKES, HANOI ROCKS in 1981, ORIENTAL BEAT and SELF DESTRUCTION BLUES both in 1982. His tenure with the band culminated in getting fired over an on-stage fight with the band leader Andy McCoy [the reason why he isn’t credited for his work on SELF DESTRUCTION BLUES despite playing all the drums].
He then went on to play with the Swedish ROAD RATS and later ROLENE, together with future HANOI ROCKS members Conny Bloom and Andy Christell. Later on he got to enjoy great success, both in the charts aswell as live, all over Sweden with PELLE ALMGREN before again joining up with Andy McCoy in his band LIVE AMMO and putting out the BUILDING ON TRADITION album in 1995. He currently runs a business in Stockholm where he was gracious enough to recount some interesting tales from his career with HANOI ROCKS, ANDY MCCOY’S ALIVE AMMO, ROAD RATS, ROLENE, etc.


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Hanoi Rocks Street Poetry Europe Tour KB Malmö Sweden 2008

March 10th, 2008



Hanoi Rocks

Street Poetry European Tour




16/2 – 2008

Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Pictures by: Anders Sandvall





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Hanoi Rocks at KB in Malmö Sweden on the Another Hostile Takeover Swedish Tour 2005

February 15th, 2006

Hanoi Rocks
Another Hostile Takeover Swedish Tour
10/12 – 2005

 Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Livepics by: Anders Sandvall

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Alice Cooper live in Tampere, FINLAND

August 31st, 2005

ALICE COOPER with Hanoi Rocks     06.08 2005 Ice Hall TAMPERE, FINLAND

After a couple of years break Alice Cooper once again brings his rock?n roll circus back to Finland. He recently released a new album called ?Dirty Diamonds? and he?s been on tour supporting that album since last June. When Alice Cooper last visited Finland it was 2001 and he was playing the Ice Hall in Helsinki. There was less than 3000 people in the audience the and the place was half empty so I was more than pleasantly surprised when I heard that this show was completely sold out and it means that there were almost 6000 people seeing this show.

Review and pictures by Marko Syrj?l?

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Ruisrock Festival 2005 – Turku Finland

August 4th, 2005

8-10.7 2005

Reviews and pics by Arto Lehtinen and Marko “Spandex” Syrjala

Ruisrock is one of several festivals arranged on the soil of Finland every year by carrying the profile and image of the main stream rock with the proud and honor. Ruisrock is claimed to be one of the longest running rock festivals arranged in a row without big breaks in Europe. The main important purpose of the concept of the festival is to present the frontline names of the Finnish rock scene and have a few big names booked to filling up a headliner?s spot. Originally the much claimed Velvet Revolver was supposed to conclude the whole festival on Sunday, but for a reason or another Slash and the company packed up and was replaced by a long time British gothic mongers Paradise Lost. However the festival was damn success in every aspect as all in all 70.000 people visited the festival during the weekened in the beautiful national park in a town called Turku. However here is the brief article of the festival with a solid dissection of a few bands which played there.

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Andy McCoy, Michael Monroe and Stevie Klasson of Hanoi Rocks

October 11th, 2004

Hanoi Rocks has had a new guitarist Stevie Klasson in the band for a while now, and they also have a new album under way. Andy McCoy, Michael Monroe and Stevie Klasson held a press conference in Ruisrock in July and along with Petri from and a few other reporters were there to get a recap of what’s going on in the Hanoi camp.

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