Michael Monroe stands up for Denmark Street
Glam rocker Michael Monroe has posted a video entitled “Michael Monroe in Denmark Street” in support of keeping the music alive in London’s Denmark Street which is getting destroyed by property developers and a crossrail project.
Denmark Street in London, England has long been famous and linked to music royalty in that amongst others, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones recorded there, Elton John first worked there, and the Sex Pistols lived there.
Monroe recently released a new album entitled Blackout States, which contains one track called “Dead Hearts On Denmark Street.” Sleaze Roxx stated in its review of Blackout States: “With Blackout States, Michael Monroe continues to impress and makes you glad he has not decided to hang up the sequined coat and put away the high heeled boots. In addition, you come to realize the influence and legacy that he (and Hanoi Rocks) has had on the glam scene and maybe even the Hollywood glam scene as a whole. Do yourself a favor and pick up some rock n’ roll greatness.”
Sleaze Roxx also recently interviewed Monroe who spoke about singing lyrics that have conviction and meaning. Monroe stated, “You know, I’ve got to have some content in what I sing about. I need to sing songs with conviction, so I can’t just sing about something superficial or something phony. That’s almost half the the thing, the lyrics. They’re also tools for positive action. You can make points and raise some questions without getting too heavy or political. You don’t have to turn your brain on blank mode to have fun and enjoy rock n’ roll. I think eventually, we can do our part and make the world a little bit of a better place. I mean, let’s face it, we’re going to hell in a handbasket. I mean, has there ever been a day on this planet, that anyone can remember that there was not a war in some country, somewhere? Nope.”