From page 98 of Classic Rock Magazine March 2010
Thefinal show, plus short home-movie documentary.
On April 12, 2009, the Hanoi Rocks story ended in the place where the band made its name 30 years before – the Tavastia Club in Helsinki. Having reformed Hanoi with a new line-up in 2002, singer Michael Monroe and guitarist Andy McCoy eventually decided they’d taken the band as far as they could. Only this time, they wanted to go out on a high.
Thefirst time Hanoi split, in May 1985, they were still reeling from the death of their drummer Nicholas ‘Razzle’ Dingley, killed in the passenger seat of a car crashed by Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil. The end was messy and miserable. By contrast, the 2009 farewell –their eighth showin six days – was not a requiem for alost dream but acelebration of a great rock‘n’roll band.
It wasn’t easy letting go. They lingered for over two hours, playing 32 songs, with original guitarist Nasty Suicide joining them for the finale, and Razzle remembered during the classic Million Miles Away. But an emotional night ended with a victorious backstage toast from Monroe. “Great job,” he says.
“We’re gone! Rock like fuck!”
Hanoi Rocks and Razzle, RIP.