January 19, 2005

Bassist Timpa has officially left legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS. "My plan is to spend some more time with my family," he explained in an online posting. "I still love HANOI and I feel bad about all this, but in fact, I feel free."

As previously reported, HANOI ROCKS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Another Hostile Takeover", tentatively due on April 30.

"Another Hostile Takeover" (view cover here) is the group's first album to feature guitarist Conny Bloom (SILVERGINGER 5, ex-ELECTRIC BOYS),who joined the band last year.

"Another Hostile Takeover" track listing:

01. Back In Yer Face
02. Hurt
03. The Devil In You
04. Love
05. Talk To The Hand
06. Eternal Optimist
07. No Compromise, No Regrets (STIV BATORS cover)
08. Reggae Rocker
09. You Make The Earth Move
10. Better High
11. Dear Miss Lonely Hearts (PHIL LYNOTT cover)
12. Center Of My Universe

According to published reports, "Center of My Universe" is a song that HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy wrote sometime ago and but that has never released until now. "No Compromise, No Regrets" was originally a demo song written and recorded by Stiv Bators (THE DEAD BOYS, THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH) during a Paris session in 1988, while "Dear Miss Lonely Hearts" was originally penned and released by Phil Lynott (THIN LIZZY) in 1980.

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