The original line-up of Finnish hard rock legends Hanoi Rocks are reforming to play at frontman Michael Monroe’s 60th anniversary concert at the Helsinki Ice Hall today, September 23rd.
The band’s original line-up – Monroe, guitarists Andy McCoy and Nasty Suicide, bassist Sami Yaffa and drummer Gyp Casino – last shared a stage on July 27, 1982, when Hanoi Rocks performed at Helsinki’s Tavastia. They are considered a major influence on the ’80s glam rock scene, with Guns N’ Roses’ frontman Axl Rose among the band’s fans.
Speaking about the reformation, Michael Monroe says:
“This is the only appropriate time and place for all five original members of Hanoi Rocks to get on stage to play together after a break of over forty years. This is not a Hanoi Rocks re-union, but a unique part of the anniversary concert. At first I planned to keep it a surprise but after giving it some more thought, I realized that it wouldn’t be fair, especially to the fans, not to make this public in advance and that everybody should have the chance to be there.”
Chaoszine sat down today morning with the original drummer of Hanoi Rocks Gyp Casino and discussed about the show tonight and what does the future hold for the band. You can check out the entire video interview below:
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