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Hanoi Rocks

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Hanoi Rocks was a Finnish glam rock band formed in 1979, whose most successful period came in the early 1980s. The band broke up in 1985 after their drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley died in a car accident a year earlier. Original members vocalist Michael Monroe and guitarist Andy McCoy reunited in 2001 and were active with the new line-up of Hanoi Rocks until 2009.

In the 80s, Hanoi Rocks were the most successful Finnish band internationally and are still popular in the United States, Japan, and the UK. Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Happy Birthday, Michael Monroe!

June 17th, 2012

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Michael Monroe, former frontman with Hanoi Rocks and long-established solo artist in his own right, is 50 years old today. We once saw him backstage at Download Festival 2010, and he didn’t seem to have aged in about 35 years. It was slightly terrifying. It’s in the spirit of that terror that we present this week’s Sunday Slaylist – a tribute to the birthday-boy himself.

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