MICHAEL MONROE Named ‘Person Of The Year’ In His Hometown

Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe has been named “Vuoden Turkulainen” (“Person Of The Year”) in his hometown of Turku, Finland. He writes on his Facebook page, “A million thanks to everyone who voted for me!”

Monroe relocated to Turku, the former capital of Finland, in February 2000 after having had more than enough of troublesome country life. Having grown up and lived all his life in the city, he found himself quite comfortable once again living in the middle of a city, not too small and not too big, in a very special and private flat he was blessed with.

As previously reported, Monroe was honored with the “Rock Album Of The Year” (for “Sensory Overdrive”) and “Band Of The Year” awards at this year’s Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held on Friday, January 20 at Barona Areena in Espoo, Finland.