Former Hanoi Rocks Michael Monroe pays tribute to Mott The Hoople Dale Griffin and talks about when they recorded in Hastings.


Finnish vocalist and saxophonist Michael Monroe performing at the 2011 Ilosaarirock festival in Joensuu, Finland.  Source: Tuomas Vitikainen

Thanks to Philip John for finding this.

The Box Recording Studio – Silverhill


photo by Chris Meachen

featuring Phil Gill & Steve Demetri.

Mick Mepham… Is that Andy Q on the right Phil?

Phil Gill… No Mick, it’s Ashley Pepper – Tony Q is in the room though.

Tony Qunta… Couple of questions Phil – what was the rehearsal we were doing? And is that alien creature on the wall about to eat you?

Phil Gill… It was rehearsals for Charlie Hutchinson’s album, Feels Like Rain. That alien creature looks like a huge flying penis with antennae. If I’d known there would be pictures on the internet 35 years later of me being attacked by a giant flying knob, I probably would have stood somewhere else.

Steve Cooke… The guitarist on the right in the Box pic is Mick Hartwell – lovely guy.