Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Michael Monroe and Slash rock I Live Too Fast To Die Young title track

Michael Monroe has released a video for the title track to his latest album, “I Live Too Fast To Die Young”, which features a guest appearance by Slash on lead guitar.

“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,” says Monroe. “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 honor,”
adds guitarist Rich Jones, “and it’s since become a fan favorite in our live shows.”

Monroe recorded his tenth studio set at Inkfish Studios in Helsinki, Finland between November and December 2021.

“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,” explains Jones about the inspiration for the song. “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 and Motorhead’s Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons will hit the road next month with Black Star Riders on that band’s 10th anniversary UK tour; the series will open on February 13 at Nottingham’s Rock City.

Pick up your copy of “I Live Too Fast To Die Young” here.

See also:

Michael Monroe releases Derelict Palace video
Michael Monroe streams Rock Hard Festival performance
Michael Monroe streams new album I Live Too Fast To Die Young
Michael Monroe streams new single Everybody’s Nobody
Search Michael Monroe at hennemusic