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Michael Monroe announces new album ‘One Man Gang’ & releases title track

A genuine rock star since birth, Michael Monroe innately knows exactly how to sing, swagger and walk the most glamorous and colourful of walks. One Man Gang, the former Hanoi Rocks man’s brand new offering on Silver Lining Music, is all about the fun of Friday nights, seven days a week, letting your hair down (or up!) for a dirty, dangerous, damn good time, and embracing a total escape into the rock‘n’roll dream.

Recorded and mixed by Petri Majuri at E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland over three weeks in March 2018, the 12-song record was mixed that following Autumn with Monroe and band-mates Rich Jones and Steve Conte on production duties.


With stunning presence, Monroe’s vocals blaze their unique trail across catchy, low-slung guitars mixing with saxophones, harmonicas and trumpets, plus a smorgasbord of exciting hooks and melodies. One Man Gang is old-skool strut with rudely fresh vigour.

The title-track’s bombastic bar-room blitz (featuring a guest appearance by Captain Sensible of The Damned) is a valuable reminder that even if born in the gutter, you must always look to the stars.

It sometimes seems like everybody’s pissing on their own parade,” says Monroe, “whether that’s voting stupid people into power and then complaining about them or whatever, but I’m all about living with a P.M.A. – positive mental attitude – and I’ll never allow myself to be forced away from that.

Then there’s ‘Last Train To Tokyo’, with the sort of sticky-yet-crispy riff that was designed to take over radios from Japan to Jamaica.

In the ‘80s, Hanoi Rocks had a very special relationship with Japan,” explains Monroe, “and it will always be one of my favourite countries.  Plus, they still live for rock ‘n’ roll as it should be celebrated, they still have physical product, they still make it crazy, exhausting and really exciting every time you go there, which I am really grateful for.”

With the further electric likes of ‘Junk Planet’, ‘Hollywood Paranoia’ and ‘Wasted Years’ on board, One Man Gang is going to smash down doors and give the rock ‘n’ roll scene a swift, and necessary, kick up the ass.
Michael Monroe will soon be striding back towards the arenas he was born to be in, and everything you see is everything you get.

I do what I do and I’ll never change,” says Monroe, “I don’t dress any different on or off stage because this is who I am… this is the real me.


Aug 02


Eura, Finland

Aug 03


Tampere, Finland

Aug 10

Vesileppis Hotel

Leppävirta, Finland

Aug 16

Summer Sonic

Tokyo, Japan

Aug 18

Summer Sonic

Osaka, Japan

Oct 22

John Dee Live Club & Pub

Oslo, Norway

Oct 23


Gothenburg, Sweden

Oct 24

Fryshuset Klubben

Stockholm, Sweden

Oct 25

High Voltage Rock Club

Copenhagen, Denmark

Oct 26


Hamburg, Germany

Oct 27


Berlin, Germany

Oct 29

La Maroquinerie

Paris, France

Oct 30

02 Academy Islington

London, United Kingdom

Nov 01

Brudenell Social Club

Leeds, United Kingdom

Nov 02

The Craufurd Arms

Wolverton, United Kingdom

Nov 03

Engine Rooms

Southhampton, United Kingdom

Nov 04

The Mill, Digbeth

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nov 05

The Garage

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nov 06

Manchester Club Academy

Manchester, United Kingdom

Nov 07

The Fleece

Bristol, United Kingdom

Nov 08

The Sugarmill

Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom

Nov 09

Hard Rock Hell Chapter XIII

Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom


1.      One Man Gang

2.      Last Train To Tokyo

3.      Junk Planet

4.      Midsummer Nights

5.      The Pitfalls Of Being An Outsider

6.      Wasted Years

7.      In The Tall Grass

8.      Black Ties And Red Tape

9.      Hollywood Paranoia

10.    Heaven Is A Free State

11.    Helsinki Shakedown

12.    Low Life In High Places

Available on CD, Coloured Vinyl, Digital formats and as special D2C editions, pre-order live as of Aug 9th 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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