Former Hanoi Rocks Singer Michael Monroe Celebrates 30-Year Solo Career With New 'Best' Compilation

Former Hanoi Rocks Singer Michael Monroe Celebrates 30-Year Solo Career With New 'Best' Compilation

Michael Monroe talks about Hanoi Rocks, his solo career and more.

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Former Hanoi Rocks Singer Michael Monroe Celebrates 30-Year Solo Career With New 'Best' Compilation
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Pretenders Add New Live CD to Recent 'Alone' Album

Pretenders Add New Live CD to Recent 'Alone' Album

The Pretenders have announced a new edition of their most recent album, ‘Alone,’ which will come with a second disc of 15 live tracks recorded over the past year.

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COREY TAYLOR On Feud With CHAD KROEGER: 'He's The One Who F**king Started It'

COREY TAYLOR On Feud With CHAD KROEGER: 'He's The One Who F**king Started It'

Corey Taylor says that he has been “trying to bury” his dispute with NICKELBACK after Chad Kroeger blasted STONE SOUR as “NICKELBACK Lite” and called out Taylor for allegedly saying that it was “easy” to write a hit song.

In an interview posted in June with Sweden’s Metal Covenant, Kroeger said that STONE SOUR was “trying to be NICKELBACK,” adding, “Corey Taylor has said some really nasty things about me before in the press. He talks about how easy it is to write a hit song. Well, show me. Show me. Write one. I have yet to hear one. They’re okay. But they’re not as good as NICKELBACK. They sound like ‘NICKELBACK Lite.'”

During a brand new chat with Junkee, Corey laughed when Kroeger‘s comments were brought up, saying: “I have been fucking trying to bury that for months now! It’s out of my hands, man! [STONE SOUR] played in Sydney [Australia] over the weekend, and people started a ‘Fuck NICKELBACK‘ chant. I’m, like, ‘Fuck, I’m never gonna get away from this!'”

He continued: “It’s so fucking funny, especially when I’m seeing all of these tweets and shit from fucking NICKELBACK fans. I’m, like, ‘He’s the one who fucking started it! I didn’t say a fucking word!’

“What are you gonna do? You can’t control what people say, no matter how Trump feels about it. All you can do is ride the wave. Sometimes you’ll get fucking wiped out. Other times, you’ll stay on the board. It’s fine.”

Corey told the 93.3 WMMR radio station that Kroeger‘s NICKELBACK bandmates “called and apologized” after Chad‘s comments made the news. “They were, like, ‘It’s not us. We promise. It’s this guy. We don’t…’ And I had hung out with the band before, and they’re super-cool dudes,” he said. “So I was, like… Well, I figured it wasn’t them. So I don’t want people holding it against the band, because it’s not them. It’s Captain Ego from Planet Douche.”

Asked if there was any sort of “beef” between him and Chad prior to Kroeger‘s comments to Metal Covenant, Corey told the station: “No, not really. I mean, I said something maybe, like, fifteen years ago, but I was drinking then; nobody was listening to me then. And I hadn’t said anything since; I don’t even think about him. For real. This came so far out of left field that I woke up to everyone, like, blowing me up. And I was, like, ‘Really?'”

NICKELBACK released its ninth album, “Feed The Machine”, on June 16, while STONE SOUR‘s new LP, “Hydrograd”, arrived on June 30.
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COREY TAYLOR On Feud With CHAD KROEGER: 'He's The One Who F**king Started It'
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VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS: 'Tightrope' Video Released

VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS: 'Tightrope' Video Released

“Tightrope”, the new video from VANDENBERG’S MOONKINGS, can be seen below.

Four years after Adrian Vandenberg made a spectacular comeback with VANDENBERG’S MOONKINGS, the band returns with a sophomore album, simply titled “MK II”. Due on November 3 via the Mascot Label Group, the disc has all the qualities of the debut: once again the four-piece band manages to create a perfect mix of vintage seventies hard rock and current styles of heavy rock. Adrian Vandenberg shines as a bonafide guitar virtuoso, while the rest of the band also delivers in spades. Yet “MK II” has even more to offer than the highly praised first album. It shows how the band grew into a strong unit during the world tours of the recent years.

“The last few years have been very important indeed,” confirms Adrian Vandenberg, who previously gained world fame as the guitarist and songwriter of VANDENBERG and WHITESNAKE. “We just got to know each other when we recorded out debut album. I think we all exceeded each other’s expectations. But you really get to know each other while on the road. It was then that I really became impressed by the abundance of energy that this band has. We tried to capture this on our new album. At the same time, we all grew individually. I am really amazed by the way Jan Hoving has grown even more in his role as a singer and as a frontman. I’ve played with the best bass players and drummers in my extensive career, but, with all respect, I dare to say that Sem Christoffel and drummer Mart Nijen Es form the best rhythm section I ever had the pleasure of working with.”

The comeback gets a worthy follow-up with “MK II”. It was (partly) recorded in the famous Wisseloord Studio in Hilversum, Holland, where the band also worked on the debut album. Once again produced by Adrian Vandenberg, engineer/ soundmixer Ronald Prent used his magic again and the mastering was done by Darcy Proper.

“The fantastic response to our debut received also gave us a major boost,” said Adrian. “We felt confident to loosen things up quite a bit. Sem and Mart really go for it of at the end of ‘The Fire’. Previously, I would have called for a fade-out in the mix, but this time we decided to keep it and put it on the record. It somehow reminded me of the ’70s CREAM and LED ZEPPELIN jam sessions that nobody seems to do anymore these days. I allowed myself to rip all over the end section of ‘If You Can’t Handle The Heat’. I’ve always found that as a guitar player you should be able to tell a story in about twenty seconds, so this time it was great to break this rule for a change and let myself go completely. Never before in my career I have done this on an album. All in all, working on this album was a wonderful experience. The notorious ‘second album syndrome’ never reared its ugly head.”

The release of “MK II” will be supported with club tours and appearances on festivals worldwide. “I’ve been a professional musician for over forty years, but I am still as eager as I have always been and still have the feeling that I’m just getting started,” added Adrian. “I am convinced that we have many good years ahead with this band.”

“MK II” track listing:

01. Tightrope
02. Reputation
03. Angel In Black
04. The Fire
05. Walk Away
06. All Or Nothing
07. What Doesn’t Kill You
08. Ready For The Taking
09. New Day
10. Love Runs Out
11. If You Can’t Handle The Heat


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VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS: 'Tightrope' Video Released
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