Michael Monroe Isn’t a Fan of Some Hair Metal Bands
Michael Monroe criticized some of the hair metal bands of the 80s, saying they gave real rock n’ rollers a bad name.
The Former Hanoi Rocks Frontman was interviewed by 2Fast2Die and was asked if he hated being associated with hair metal even though he appears to be closer to 70’s Punk with, Monroe saying: “Well, it’s always nice to be recognized!”
He adds: “I guess it bothers me that most of those bands missed the point. They were more into their hair and partying than they were the music. The music and the attitude were always more important to me. Anybody can party and pose and act like an idiot.
“A lot of those bands sold millions of records, but they acted like morons and gave real rockers a bad name. It’s almost embarrassing that people might think I would be like that.”
“I’ve never been with a groupie my whole life. I’ve just never been into that whole scene. I guess growing up in Finland gave me a different mentality.
“I’ve just never been into that pretentious, phoney rock’n’roll. I think it’s a crime that phoney rock’n’roll sells millions of records and people think it’s real rock.”
Mike Monroe would headline the UK’s Call Of The Wild festival in May of next year and is promoting his new studio album One Man Gang through Silver Lining Music.
Monroe is joined in his band by former Hanoi Rocks and New York Dolls bassist Sami Yaffa, guitarists Rich Jones and Steve Conte, and drummer Karl Rockfist.