MICHAEL MONROE releases the video for the high-octane title track taken from the album, “I Live Too Fast To Die Young”, out now via Silver Lining Music.
“This one started life as just a song title – a tongue-in-cheek nod to Vivienne Westwood’s ‘Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die’ t-shirts after I had been gifted one by a fan in Japan” guitarist Rich Jones explains. “It’s a reference to Michael’s seemingly boundless energy and the fact that he’s still kicking ass after all these years.”
“I love reinventing old clichés,” Monroe laughs. “The whole ‘live fast, die young’ cliché is so boring, so I live too fast to die young! It takes more to survive and be here today than to self-destruct and die young!” Monroe affirms.
A close friend of Monroe, Slash from Guns N’ Roses, throws down some lead guitar on the track. “Slash is one of the nicest guys that I know and one of Rock’s greatest guitarists as he’s maintained the spontaneity, the human touch and the heartfelt kick-ass attitude in his playing” Monroe enthuses. “I figured this would be a good one for him to play a solo on, he said he loved the song and that it’s super catchy!”
“Having Slash play an absolutely ripping guitar solo on it was a real honour and it’s since become a fan favourite in our live shows” adds Jones.
I Live Too Fast To Die Young is available now on CD Digipak, 12” Red Vinyl, Digital Download, Streaming and special D2C bundles at this location.
Michael Monroe and gang are getting ready to join Black Star Riders on their 2023 UK tour along with Motörhead’s Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. The tour will kick-off on February 13th at Nottingham’s Rock City and conclude at London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire on February 26th. For tickets and more information please visit: www.michaelmonroe.com/web/
2023 UK Tour Dates (with Black Star Riders and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons):
|13 Feb – Nottingham, Rock City|
|15 Feb – Norwich, UEA|
|16 Feb – Ipswich, Corn Exchange|
|17 Feb – Manchester, O2 Ritz|
|18 Feb – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill|
|19 Feb – Leeds, O2 Academy|
|21 Feb – Cardiff, Tramshed|
|22 Feb – Bristol, O2 Academy|
|23 Feb – Glasgow, SWG3|
|24 Feb – Newcastle, O2 City Hall|
|26 Feb – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire|
I Live Too Fast To Die Young encompasses eleven lean, mean, raw slices of rock ‘n’ roll joy and it is clear that Michael Monroe continues to stride with a triumphant -and perhaps most importantly, defiant- roar to offer you a chance to let your hair down (or up!) and to enjoy the freedom of joyous celebration and expression. The album is available now on CD Digipak, 12” Red Vinyl, Digital Download, Streaming and special D2C bundles at this location.
Listen to the recently released ‘Murder The Summer Of Love’, ‘Can’t Stop Falling Apart’, ‘Everybody’s Nobody’ and ‘Derelict Palace’ here.
- Michael Monroe – lead vocals, harmonica, saxophone
- Steve Conte – guitars, vocals
- Rich Jones – guitars, vocals
- Karl Rockfist – drums
- Sami Yaffa – bass, vocals