Ex-HANOI ROCKS Guitarist Working On New Solo Album, Collaborating With AMORPHIS Members
07.01.2010 | Source: Blabbermouth.net
Former HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy is working on a new solo album, to be made available in the first half of 2010. He says, "It will be released under the name Andy McCoy." He adds, "There's already heavy interest from the labels. We are looking at the way to release it simultaneously worldwide."
Regarding the musical direction of the CD, Andy states, "I am really trying to get back to my roots with the new material."
In other news, McCoy has revealed that he is also working on a side project with "the rhythm section of AMORPHIS." He says, "We are aiming to put out a full long-play when it's ready."
McCoy's decadent autobiography, "Sheriff McCoy: Legend of Hanoi Rocks", is now available in English for the first time in a deluxe hardcover edition through North American publisher Bazillion Points.
A national icon in his native Finland, McCoy has been called the Finnish Keith Richards — except Richards only fell out of a coconut tree; Andy McCoy fell from a fourth-story balcony and lived to tell the tale. His over-the-top image and streetwise bending of punk, glam, and old-fashioned rock 'n' roll inspired a generation of platinum-selling bands — rock authors Slash of GUNS N' ROSES and Nikki Sixx of MÖTLEY CRÜE have already admitted their musical and stylistic debts. Now the real McCoy speaks from the heart on subjects including rock stardom, true love, his arsenal of vintage guitars, and surviving every imaginable variety of intoxication.