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Andy McCoy

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Although Hanoi Stones frontman Michael Monroe was undeniably the center point from the group’s concert events, guitarist Andy McCoy was their musical core, as he penned or co-penned almost every first song that appeared on the Hanoi Stones album from 1981 through 1984 (their “traditional” period). Delivered Antti Hulkko on Oct 11, 1962, in Pelkosenniemi, Finland, both McCoy’s electric guitar playing and style style could be associated with two particular all-time rock and roll & move greats, Keith Richards and Johnny Thunders. From the past due ’70s, McCoy made an appearance on many singles with the group Briard, before putting your signature on on using the Finnish music group Pelle Miljoona Oy. For this period, he installed with Monroe, and quickly thereafter, Hanoi Stones was created. An influential however oft-overlooked music group, the party-hearty Hanoi Stones adopted the brand new York Dolls’ make-up and hairspray appearance and performed anthemic three-chord rock and roll (affected by punk). This process would later become used by such organizations as Mötley Crüe on the 1st few albums, and streamlined and copied by hordes of following hair metal rings through the entire ’80s. Throughout their early-’80s maximum, McCoy and Hanoi Stones released a complete of four studio room albums, including 1981’s Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Stones, 1982’s Oriental Defeat, 1983’s Back again to the Mystery Town, and 1984’s Two Actions from your Move (the second option made by Bob Ezrin). Nevertheless, what were a bright long term for the music group was abruptly extinguished, when Hanoi Stones drummer Razzle was wiped out in an car crash on Dec 8, 1984, when he was a traveler in an automobile powered by Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil, who was simply driving while beneath the impact. McCoy and Monroe would try to continue Hanoi Stones, but eventually split the music group in 1985. Soon after, McCoy would move from task to task, including reuniting with Hanoi Stones bandmate Nasty Suicide within the Suicide Twins, developing the rock group Capturing Gallery, releasing single albums, and also briefly serving being a touring guitarist for Iggy Pop. By 2001, McCoy and Monroe got reconnected and made a decision to launch a fresh edition of Hanoi Stones, which led to several even more albums before breaking up in ’09 2009. Despite under no circumstances securing accurate world-wide commercial achievement, McCoys stature in the wonderful world of rock & move remains significant, as he penned an autobiography, Sheriff McCoy: Outlaw Story of Hanoi Stones, and there’s supposedly a good statue of McCoy in his hometown of Pelkosenniemi.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andy McCoy
Profession Actor, Guitarist, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality Finnish, Swedish
Spouse Angela Nicoletti, Anastasia Maisonneuve
Children Sebastian
Parents Risto Hulkko
Siblings Ilkka Hulkko
Music Groups Hanoi Rocks, The Cherry Bombz, Pelle Miljoona Oy, The Suicide Twins, Briard, U.K. Subs
Music Songs Strung Out, I Will Follow, Foxfield Junction, Juokse villi lapsi, River of Dreams, Olen kaunis, My Mistake, Dreaming of Japan, Xmas Song, Koska sydän sanoi niin, Fuck The Army, Tell Me a Story, I Didn't Know She Could Rock'n Roll, Too Much Ain't Enough, Tänä yönä vien sut pois, Älä äiti itke, Mind Over Matter, Nuoret rakastavaiset, Super McFly, Elämän pyörä, Viesti teille kovikset, En ole hullu, Vain unelmilla on siivet
Albums Building On Tradition, Too Much Ain't Enough, Silver Missiles and Nightingales, The Cherry Bombz, All Those Wasted Years, Two Steps from the Move, Back to Mystery City, Self Destruction Blues, Oriental Beat, Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks, Moottoritie on kuuma, Yahoo!, Briad Revisited, The Best of Hanoi Rocks
Movies The Real McCoy, The Cherry Bombz: Live from London


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#Fact
1 There has been lots of misunderstanding about Hulkko's family background. The truth is that he was born to Finnish parents whose families each have lived in the area of Rovaniemi, Kemi and Pelkosenniemi in the Finnish Lapland for generations. His non-Finnish looking characteristics, like the brown eyes and pronounced nose and cheeks, are said to be inherited from Hilja Hulkko, Antti's grandfather's mother.
2 Lead guitarist of the Finnish rock band Hanoi Rocks.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Puoli seitsemän TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Yle Live: Michael Monroe 2012 TV Movie writer: "Motorvatin'", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Back to Mystery City", "Malibu Beach Nightmare", "Taxi Driver"
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Back to Mystery City"
Rock Suomi 2010-2011 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Erottamattomat 2008 writer: "Don't you ever leave me"
Punk - Tauti joka ei tapa 2008 Documentary lyrics: "Teenage Revolution" / writer: "I really hate ya", "Teenage Revolution"
Punklandia TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Kolmistaan 2008 writer: "Tragedy"
Koti-ikävä 2005 arranger: "Tragedy" / writer: "Tragedy"
Drakarna över Helsingfors 2001 writer: "Don't You Never Leave Me"
Pitkä kuuma kesä 1999 arranger: "I Want You" / writer: "I Want You"
The Real McCoy 1999 Documentary lyrics: "Shadow Chasing", "The Real McCoy", "Tragedy", "Don't Never Leave Me/Don't You Ever Leave Me", "Million Miles Away", "Mind Over Matter", "River of Dreams", "Super McFly", "The Inner City Bleeds", "Keys to Heaven", "Mind Over Matter Dance Mix version" / performer: "Shadow Chasing", "The Real McCoy", "Tragedy", "Mind Over Matter", "River of Dreams", "Annan kitaran laulaa vaan", "Moottoritie on kuuma", "Born to Rock/Let's Born to Rock", "Super McFly", "The Inner City Bleeds", "K
The Cherry Bombz: Live from London 1986 Video documentary lyrics: "House of Ecstasy", "100 Degrees in the Shade", "Pin-Up Boy", "Oil and Gasoline", "Sweet Pretending", "Coming Down Slow", "Taxi Driver", "Life's Been So Hard" / writer: "House of Ecstasy", "100 Degrees in the Shade", "Pin-Up Boy", "Oil and Gasoline", "Sweet Pretending", "Coming Down Slow", "Taxi Driver", "Life's Been So Hard"
Hanoi Rocks in Concert 1985 TV Movie lyrics: "Back to Mystery City", "Motorvatin'", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Underwater World", "Tragedy", "Malibu Beach Nightmare", "Taxi Driver", "Million Miles Away" - uncredited / writer: "Back to Mystery City", "Motorvatin'", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Underwater World", "Tragedy", "Malibu Beach Nightmare", "Taxi Driver", "Million Miles Away" - uncredited
Rock-ilta 1981 TV Movie arranger: "Tragedy" / lyrics: "I Want You", "Tragedy" / writer: "I Want You", "Tragedy"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real McCoy 1999 Documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Puoli seitsemän 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Valokeilassa Atte Blom 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Julkkis Big Brother 2013 TV Series Himself
Maria! 2011 TV Series Himself
Rautaa rajan taa 2010 Documentary Himself (as Hanoi Rocks)
Hanoi Rocks: Buried Alive 2009 Video documentary Himself
Strada 2009 TV Series Himself
TV-uutiset ja sää 2009 TV Series Himself
Where the #$&% Is Santa? 2008 Video Himself
Hanoi Rocks: The Nottingham Tapes 2008 Video documentary Himself
Punk - Tauti joka ei tapa 2008 Documentary Himself
Manne-tv 2007 TV Mini-Series Himself
Pop Klubi 2005 TV Series Himself
Viva la Bam 2005 TV Series Himself
Bettina S. 2005 TV Series Himself
Arto Nyberg 2005 TV Series Himself
Noriko Show 2004 TV Series Himself
The McCoys Show 2003 TV Series Himself
4Pop 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Top 40 2003 TV Series Himself
Hyppönen Enbuske Experience 2003 TV Series Himself
Levyraati 2002 TV Series Himself
Randström & Co 2001-2002 TV Series Himself
Joonas Hytönen show 1999-2001 TV Series Himself
Tango Kabaree 2001 Himself
Kokkisota 1999 TV Series Himself
The Real McCoy 1999 Documentary Himself
Hyvät, pahat ja rumat 1995 TV Series Himself
Poliisi-tv 1994 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Rockstop! 1992 TV Series Himself
Anna palaa 1988 TV Series documentary Himself
Iggy Pop: Cold Metal 1988 Video short Himself
Samantha Fox: Making Music 1987 Video documentary Himself (segment "Do Ya Do Ya")
Kamoon - kielet poikki 1986 TV Series Himself
The Cherry Bombz: Live from London 1986 Video documentary Himself - Guitars and backing vocals
A-studio 1985 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Hanoi Rocks in Concert 1985 TV Movie Himself
Hanoi Rocks: All Those Wasted Years... 1983 Video Himself
Rock-ilta 1981 TV Movie Himself (as Hanoi Rocks)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rock Suomi 2011 TV Series documentary Himself

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