Legendary HANOI ROCKS frontman MICHAEL MONROE has his first career-spanning compilation out next month.

Simply titled The Best, the 29-track double disc set brings together key tracks from Michael’s 30-year post-Hanoi career, plus a selection of rarities and previously unreleased songs.

As well as tracks from his solo albums, the comp includes four songs from the Little Steven-produced Demolition 23 album, unavailable for more than 20 years. There are also two outtakes from 2015’s Blackout States album plus the brand new single ‘One Foot Outta The Grave’.

“There’s a couple of extra special tracks,” says Michael. “Like ‘It’s A Lie’, sung as a duet with Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords Of The New Church) back in 1985, and a never-before-released second version of the Steppenwolf cover ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ featuring Slash, left over from the Coneheads soundtrack project that Slash did with me in 1993. And since Slash has the biggest heart of gold in Rock‘n’Roll, he was kind enough to allow me to use it on this album. God bless him!”

The Best is released through Spinefarm on 9 June. It’s available to pre-order here.

Check out the video for ‘Dead, Jail or Rock’n’Roll’.


The current issue of Vive Le Rock magazine, featuring our mammoth 10-page Hanoi Rocks feature, is still available here!

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