Hanoi Rocks legend Michael Monroe has a new solo album, I Live Too Fast to Die Young, on the way, and he’s greasing the wheels by sharing the lyric video for the first single, the punky, riffy and colorfully-titled “Murder the Summer of Love.”
Described as a collection of “lean, mean, raw-power rock ‘n’ roll music,” (and really, what else would you expect from Monroe?) I Live Too Fast to Die Young boasts hot-wired cuts like “Young Drunks & Old Alcoholics” and “All Fighter,” as well as the Stones-y, swaggering “Can’t Stop Falling Apart.”
“This album has a great combination and balance of songs, and the collection tells a great overall story,” Monroe says. “It has a lot of color and energy, and of course it is rock ’n’ roll, but punk is also always going to be a part of who we are, that will never die."
I Live Too Fast to Die Young was recorded at Inkfish Studios in Helsinki, Finland between November and December 2021, and produced by the band with engineer Erno Laitinen. This time around, Monroe is joined by longtime guitarist Steve Conte, as well as co-guitarist Rich Jones, drummer Karl Rockfist and his former Hanoi cohort Sami Yaffa on bass. Guns N’ Roses legend Slash also makes an appearance, adding a guest solo and additional guitars to the title track.
I Live Too Fast to Die Young is the follow-up to 2019’s One Man Gang, and is Monroe’s 10 solo effort overall. It's out June 10 via Silver Lining Music, and available for pre-order here.