Time for another look in The Rearview Mirror.
Back in 2003 I did a phone interview with Hanoi Rocks-frontman Mike Monroe. I wish every rock star was as honest, openhearted and totally in your face as Mike was. At least THAT evening, he was a journalist’s dream.
When my photographer friend and I met him (and Hanoi-guitarist Andy McCoy) in Malmo a few years later, he was everybody’s nightmare. But that story is too long to tell here, so I’ll save that for another day. Let’s just say that he owes us about 100 bucks for Indian food!
Anyhooo…. In this interview, he talked about everything and anything: Drugs, alcohol and groupies. Overcoming personal tragedies. Religion. Movies and actors. Computers and TV. Fear. Cooking. Biographies. Marilyn Manson…and a bunch of other things.
Still editing some of those clips, phone interviews tend to be a bit “scratchy” so, I’ll add them one by one. If you like Mike Monroe – keep checking back. Enjoy!
MIKE MONROE ON MÖTLEY CRÜE & “THE DIRT”:
“That’s a bunch of horseshit!”
MIKE MONROE ON THE ROCKSTAR-MYTH:
“They cheat on their wives and then they go onstage and sing about how their baby left them….
What the fuck do you expect when you’re screwing around like banshees!”
MIKE ON COPING WITH PERSONAL TRAGEDIES:
“If you can find one friend, one person who you can totally trust, who knows you as well as anybody can know you – then you’re really lucky.”
MIKE’S BEST BEAUTY-TIP! ;-)
…last but not least – Mike (and Axl) kicking some ass in Dead, Jail or Rock’n’roll!