Not even a pandemic could stop Michael Monroe and his band from throwing down the tightest, leanest, meanest, and most goddamn fun rock ‘n’ roll music of the year on I Live Too Fast To Die Young.
“I live too fast to die young, it ain’t nothing when your head’s screwed on,” roars the crown prince of exciting, the electric frontman Michael Monroe on his latest album, I Live Too Fast To Die Young, the follow-up to 2019’s critically acclaimed One Man Gang.
Tracks like “Young Drunks & Old Alcoholics,” “All Fighter,” and the punky “Murder The Summer Of Love” combine the crisp electricity of CBGB-style punk with glitter-crusted glam rock melodies wrapped around the riffs. There’s also expansive, Stones-tinged rockers like “Can’t Stop Falling Apart” and “Everybody’s Nobody,” not to mention the title track’s defiant chorus dripping with Monroe’s irrepressible attitude.
Recorded at Inkfish Studios in Helsinki, Finland between November/December 2021, the album features several guests including Guns N’ Roses guitar legend Slash, who solos and provides additional guitars on the title track. With I Live Too Fast to Die Young, it’s clear Monroe is swaggering into the summer with a triumphant roar to offer you the real rock ‘n’ roll escape of 2022.