Monroe, whose solo band opened the show, stated after the concert: “We had an absolute blast with Slash on Tuesday at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki! A big thank you to Slash for inviting us to open the show. And for having me come up to jam on ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ and ‘Magic Carpet Ride’. It was truly magical. Good times and then some!”
Monroe has completed recording his new solo album in Stockholm, Sweden for an early 2013 release. He states, “We laid down 12 killer tracks! We’re all really excited about it!”
Michael‘s latest CD, “Sensory Overdrive”, was released in the U.S. and Canada in August 2011 via Spinefarm/Universal. The CD, which was made available in Europe in March 2011 via Universal Music subsidiary Spinefarm Records, featured guest appearances by MOTÖRHEAD‘s Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister and three-time Grammy-winning country/folk singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.
“Sensory Overdrive” was recorded in Los Angeles with legendary producer Jack Douglas, who has previously worked with AEROSMITH, JOHN LENNON, CLUTCH, SLASH’S SNAKEPIT and NEW YORK DOLLS, among many others.
Monroe in June 2011 recruited Dregen (real name: Andreas Tyrone Svensson) of Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES to be the guitarist of Monroe‘s solo band following the departure of Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS).
Photo by Ville Juurikkala (courtesy of Michael Monroe‘s Facebook page)