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In a perfect world, Michael Monroe would have been one of the leading frontmen of the ‘80s glam metal movement -- leaving most of his unbearable contemporaries in the dust. Born Matti Fagerholm on June 17, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland, Monroe played saxophone with a variety of Finnish bands throughout the late ‘70s before eventually switching to vocals, and helping co-form Hanoi Rocks in 1980. Preceding Mötley Crüe by several years, Hanoi Rocks 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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