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MICHAEL MONROE, iconic rock‘n’roll frontman and founding member of hugely influential Finnish outfit Hanoi Rocks, has entered into a recording agreement with Universal Music. The first fruits of this international deal will be a brand new live album, ‘Another Night In The Sun/Live In Helsinki’, set for release on September 27th 2010. This 15-track outing will be made available through Universal subsidiary, Spinefarm Records.
Says Jarkko Nordlund, Managing Director, Universal Music Finland “Michael Monroe is a true international rock star, and Universal Music’s international network is extremely proud to be working with him. Spinefarm Records is the best home for this rock‘n’roll legend, as both label and artist share the same degree of professionalism and passion.”
Mixed in LA by Niko Bolas (whose credits include Neil Young, Frank Sinatra, Keith Richards, Kiss, Spinal Tap and more) and mastered by Grammy winner Richard Dodd (the man behind Tom Petty and Dixie Chicks), ‘Another Night…’ – recorded on July 6th at the Tavastia Club, Helsinki – features key tracks from Monroe’s solo career spiced up with selected Hanoi classics, some well-chosen covers, plus two brand new, unreleased songs.
Says Monroe: “No excuses, it is what it is, and will probably end up sounding great with all its clunks and flaws, once it’s mixed and finished. Obviously, we’re not doing any overdubs, so you’ll have a very raw ‘rough and ready-or-not’ live recording of another rockin’ night in the sun in the beautiful Finnish summer!”
In the wake of the album’s release, Monroe (plus regular band: Wildheart’s mainman Ginger on guitar, ex-Hanoi member Sammy Yaffa on bass, Steve Conte of New York Dolls & Company Of Wolves fame on guitar, and Karl ‘Rockfist’ Rosqvist on drums, a Swedish/Finnish drummer who has played with both Chelsea Smiles & Danzig) will head out on tour in Finland & Sweden before heading over to the UK to Special Guest with Motörhead on their 35th Anniversary tour in November.
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TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS’ ‘Damn The Torpedoes’ CLASSIC ALBUMS: Released On DVD – August 3, 2010
Eagle Rock Entertainment’s critically acclaimed Classic Albums series has recounted the back-stories of some of popular music’s most enduring and beloved albums. On August 3, the next installment, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Damn The Torpedoes, will be simultaneously released on DVD and Blu-ray. The documentary will also be broadcast on VH1 Classic.
Unweaving the creative process behind this all-American rock ‘n’ roll gem, this 56-minute documentary presents newly filmed interviews from Heartbreakers Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, and Ron Blair, as well as co-producer Jimmy Iovine and engineer Shelly Yakus. Completing this package is 42 minutes of bonus features not included in the upcoming VH1 Classic broadcast, as well as in-depth multi-track tape analysis, and new and archival performances.
It takes a concoction of memorable hooks, artistic energy, and a lasting impression to create a work worthy of the label “classic album.” Damn The Torpedoes, featuring the hits “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Refugee,” “Here Comes My Girl,” and “Even The Losers,” still has that fresh, dynamic sound that skyrocketed it to #2 on the U.S. charts and into the hearts of audiences worldwide.
Rolling Stone magazine in their review in the December 13, 1979 issue, said that Damn The Torpedoes was “the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ album we have all been waiting for.” In their September 16, 2004 issue they declared it one of “the greatest albums ever made”
Now more than 30 years after its release and the emergence of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers as a major musical force, Damn The Torpedoes is a worthy addition to the Classic Albums library.
Previously delving into definitive works by Elvis Presley, The Doors, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Meat Loaf, Phil Collins, U2, Bob Marley, and most recently Black Sabbath, Classic Albums has peeled away the layers, via comprehensive interviews, studio recreations, and vintage footage, to reveal the stories behind the music.