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Helsinki, Finland

Hanoi Rocks was a Finnish band formed in 1979, whose most successful period came in the early 1980s. The band broke up in 1985 after their drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley died in a car accident a year earlier. Original members vocalist Michael Monroe and guitarist Andy McCoy reunited in 2001 and were active with the new line-up of Hanoi Rocks until 2009.

In the 80s, Hanoi Rocks were the most successful Finnish band internationally and are still popular in the United States, Japan, and the UK. They were also one of the first rock bands to tour in Asia, and were the first western rock band to play in Delhi. According to Finnish radio and TV personality Jone Nikula (who was also Hanoi Rocks’ tour manager in the 2000s), Hanoi Rocks’ albums have sold between 780,000 and 1,000,000 copies around the world, but mostly in Scandinavia and Japan. Although their album sales are strong, they are more widely known for their energetic live performances.

Hanoi Rocks was formed in Helsinki in 1979 and the first line-up included vocalist and saxophone player Michael Monroe (Matti Fagerholm), guitar player Nasty Suicide (Jan Stenfors), guitar player Stefan Piesnack, bass player Nedo and drummer Peki Sirola.


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  • metalkillthekin

    “Underwater World,” the latter of which was a direct inspiration for Guns n Roses “Welcome to the Jungle,” are unforgettable.

    17 Jun 5:31pm Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Two Steps From the Move!

    2 Mar 10:16am Reply
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    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Francisco__

    Michael is the best!

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • M-Morbid

    I am not a fan of glam and sleaze, but Hanoi Rocks is a great band!

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MosherSam13

    Thank you very much :-)

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MaggiePN

    btw the best album is of course 'Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks'

    18 Sep 2014 Reply
  • MaggiePN

    "Dont never leave me" is another version of "Dont you ever leave me" and I think if it has included the 1st verse it'd be the best one. Monroe's vocal is a killer.

    18 Sep 2014 Reply
  • MosherSam13

    I'd to hear more from this band, what album do you recommend I listen to? Help a brother out

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • dondokken

    To this day, the only real rock'n'roll band Finland has produced. The rest of them are just pretending.

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Francisco__

    Best rock and roll band in the whole universe. [5]

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    PQP..uma banda dessa querendo chamar os caras do Twisted Sister de viados. esse mundo tá perdido já faz é tempo mesmo..

    16 May 2014 Reply
  • RachelCarrie

    Don't You Ever Leave Me ♥

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
  • ritesofspring

    Nuthin but love for this band

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • jhelliwell

    "Now you're just a memory, don't mean nothing more to me A photo among others of my old friends and my lovers" - My beloved Hanoi Rocks

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Aidan998

    I thought wrong, this band is amazing and just what I like!

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MetalSpike666

    Best rock and roll band in the whole universe. [4] OH, Yeah

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Best rock and roll band in the whole universe. [3]

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Amazing band!

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Estranged_Ann

    Underwater World

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
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