Friday, January 29, 2010

Download ( for free ) a New Smashing Pumpkins song

Smashing Pumpkins, well in fact Billy Corgan & Co has decided to release His new album for free one song after another for the next few months.
44 songs in all.

Here's the second song available for free Widow Make My Mind.

You can download the first song " a song for a son" as well.
For more From the studio click HERE

Orouni @ Oliver Peel session Paris Jan 29th 2010

OROUNI @ Oliver Peel Session # 17
Paris Jan 29th 2010

Orouni @ Oliver's ( & Cecile's )

Even the cat wants to play guitar.

Private gig by french folk artist OROUNI
Ist Oliver Peel session for 2010
Once again cool & relax atmosphere for this session, lots of new faces for this one, french duet Orouni is prividing the music , Folk of course @ Oliver's, with some some musical interludes on Kalimba.
Nice set, & in English please !

The audience, nice red t-shirt Mathilde !

Thursday, January 28, 2010

J D Salinger 1919 - 2010 RIP

J D Salinger 1919 - 2010 RIP

He wrote "The Catcher in the Rye".

Mark david Chapman had this book when he murdered John Lennon.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Charlotte Gainsbourg's corporate secret gig for Etam

Charlotte Gainsbourg played a mini (secret ) corporate gig for underwear Cie Etam on Jan 25th 2010 @ Ritz hotel.
She needs money.
After Haiti Maybe we should organise a telethon for Charlotte.
Here's a Pic from the show HERE

Check our review of her first ever show HERE @ Canal+

Enjoy !

MK2 Movie Theater playing rock documentaries in Paris

For the people living in Paris France reading ROCKERPARIS , MK2 Haufefeuille ( Latin district) will be playing rock documentaries every wednesday, saturday & sunday starting this week with

PATTI SMITH : DREAM OF LIFE
de Steven SEBRIN on saturday the 30th 11:20 AM
JOE STRUMMER : THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN de Julien TEMPLE on sunday the 31st 11:20 AM

Next movies will be
KURT COBAIN : ABOUT A SON

THE LAST WALTZ
DIG !
SHINE A LIGHT
ONE + ONE

Supergroup BLACK COUNTRY in the studio

Supergroup BLACK COUNTRY featuring Joe Bonamassa on guitar & vocals, Glenn Hughes (Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath ) on bass, Jason Bonham ( Foreigner, Led Zeppelin ) on drums a Derek Sherinian ( Dream Theater, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper ) on keyboards has already recorded 6 songs with producer Kevin Shirley.
They will go back in a studio in March and hope to end the sessions by April, for a September release.

In other news:
Wolfmother ( scroll down for Paris' show review with Pics & video ) will be supporting KISS on their German Tour
Joe Perry confirmed today that they're auditioning singers and that Aerosmith has no intention to stop playing, they will keep on with or without Tyler.

AC/DC 's "Shoot to Thrill" Iron Man 2 video trailer


AC/DC new Compilation artwork

AC/DC will have many songs on the Iron Man 2 soundtrack, in fact it's the new AC/DC record, a compilation for a shitty american blockbuster, Sad sad sad:

Trackinglisting
Shoot to Thrill
Rock ‘N' Roll Damnation
Guns for Hire
Cold Hearted Man
Back in Black
Thunderstruck
If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
Evil Walks
T.N.T.
Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
Have a Drink on Me
The Razor's Edge
Let There Be Rock
War Machine
Highway to Hell

Hot Chip @ C'est Lenoir Black Session # 309 Paris Jan 26th 2010

Hot Chip @ Black Session # 309
C'est Lenoir Paris Studio 105 Maison de la Radio
Jan 26th 2010

First Black session for us in 2010.
After seeing Wolfmother yesterday @ Bataclan, It's a complete different sound tonight : no guitars and lots of keyboards for this dance band.
Not really the kind of music that we like here at ROCKERPARIS, we've heard nice things about Hot Chip , so the best is to judge Live.
Cool band, Yeah it's really a DANCE band , the music is entertaining with some (very) up-tempo songs, it's probably a band you have to see at a festival as the addition of steel drums gives a Carnival flavor to the music but the guys are looking very funny, like your next door college boy.
They attract a very 'male' audience.

SETLIST: ( From Oliver Peel )
01: Thieves In The Night
02: Hand Me Down Your Love
03: Ready For The Floor
04: I Feel Better
05: Alley Cats
06: One Life Stand
07: Over & Over
08: We Have Love
09: Hold On

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TicketMaster & Live Nation merger approved by US

Sad news for concert goers everywhere around the world.
The US Justice Department approved the Ticketbastard-LiveNation merger.

I guess that tickets prices for concerts are gonna be even more expensive now as these 2 cies have a total monopoly in that field : ticketing, exclusive bookings,promoter,artist management, radios, venues.
They have EVERYTHING !!!

Read this article HERE

WolfMother & The Black Angels @ Bataclan Paris Jan 25th 2010

WolfMother & The Black Angels
@ Bataclan Paris Jan 25th 2010

Sold-out for the WOLFMOTHER @ Bataclan.

First we have Psyche-rock The Black Angels, it's a really cool set very psyche, the time machine has been set to the end of the 60's. Nice response from the audience.
Sounds a bit like a better version of the Brian Johnstown Massacre.

For WOLFMOTHER the time machine has been set a decade later , right into the middle of the 70's. Between Black Sabbath- Grand Funk Railroad & AC/DC.

From start to finish, no time to think ; we're on a Harley Davidson riding on the freeway at 120 MPH.
Andrew Stockdale is now the leader ( Dictator ? ) of the band and only original member.
Is it still a band ? I doubt so . It's more Andrew & Friends ( well session guys ).
Once again Andrew's guitar is covering everything, the second guitar player is almost hidden on the far right and is completely useless as it's impossible to hear him playing a single note.
The guy is funny on stage and is making the show, he has some funny moves and is the only one allowed to walk that stage , the others are staying where they are for the whole gig.
Even though the music is quite simple it is very efficient indeed.
The kind of heavy rock to headbang to.
Lots of great riffs from Andrew and rock star attitude, maybe a bit too much.
Nice to hear some greasy heavy guitar for more than an hour.

Angus Young has grown up

SETLIST & Merchandising

Some girls


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jimi Hendrix "Valleys of Neptune" artwork and tracklisting

UPDATED JAN 29th:
with full credits & you can listen to the single on link (below)

Artwork for single ( left ) & Album ( right )

Tracklisting & full credits :
1. Stone Free
2. Valleys Of Neptune ( click for article and to listen to the song )
3. Bleeding Heart
4. Hear My Train A Comin\x{2019}
5. Mr. Bad Luck
6. Sunshine Of Your Love
7. Lover Man
8. Ships Passing In The Night
9. Fire
10. Red House
11. Lullaby For The Summer
12. Crying Blue Rain

Scorpions is splitting after next album & Tour


SCORPIONS @ Zénith Paris May 14th 2007

They've just announced it on their official website.
German rockers SCORPIONS give it a day after next Tour, their next & last album will be out in March.
Official statement:
It was always our pleasure, our purpose in life, our passion and we were fortunate enough to make music for you - whether it was live on stage or in the studio, creating new songs.

While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was – and how much fun we were still having, in the process. But there was also something else: We want to end the Scorpion’s extraordinary career on a high note. We are extremely grateful for the fact that we still have the same passion for music we’ve always had since the beginning. This is why, especially now, we agree we have reached the end of the road. We finish our career with an album we consider to be one of the best we have ever recorded and with a tour that will start in our home country Germany and take us to five different continents over the next few years.

We want you, our fans, to be the first to know about this. Thank you for your never-ending support throughout the years!

We uploaded the very first snippets from our new album for you.

And now… let’s get the party started and get ready for a “Sting in the Tail”!

See you on the world tour,

Yours Scorpions

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Counterfeit Beatles Stereo Box Set. EVERYWHERE


Those fucking Chinese are everywhere !

Watch out Guys , There are lots of counterfeit remastered Beatles Stereo Box set on Ebay and on other platforms. If they're half the price don't buy them.

These are counterfeit copies "Made in China".
How to recognise them ( click on link and scroll down for the Pics)
Hard to see they are counterfeit unless you have them in your hands, they also have plastic innersleeve which the official doesn 't have.

Friday, January 22, 2010

AEROSMITH to replace Steven Tyler Temporarily ?


Tyler is ... out

It's becoming more complicated than an American soap opera.
Tyler was supposed to be out then, he's back IN then not...
Tyler
IN or OUT ? Well, It seems Tyler is OUT but not for good ! Understand?

Joe Perry gave an interview yesterday for QMI Agency and....
AEROSMITH is looking for another singer.
Perr
y says :"We're already getting the word out there. The word's been out there for a while. After my Motley Crue tour, we'll start having some auditions, making some phone calls," "Hopefully, we'll have found a new singer by the summer, and Aerosmith will be able to go back out on the road."

Tyler is NOT out for good , Joe says : "But he has to have leg surgery and foot surgery and it's basically going to take him out of the picture for about a year, year and a half. So, in the meantime, the rest of the band wants to play. And I want to play with the other guys in Aerosmith. So the four of us are just making our plans. We're gonna find somebody to get in there and fill that spot. Just like when Tom was sick -- we got David Hull to come in and play bass. When Brad was sick, we got somebody else to come in and play for him. That's basically how I look at it; we need another singer to fill in."and "I'm ready to write with him( steven), to play on stage with him anytime he's physically ready and wants to do it. But it's really up to him. His doctor says he's gotta have surgery on his legs and his feet and he's gonna be out of the picture for a year."

Fanfarlo @ Maroquinerie Paris jan 21st 2010

Fanfarlo + Lawrence Arabia
+ My Girlfriend Is Better Than Yours
@ Maroquinerie Paris Jan 21st 2010

I arrived at the Maroquinerie for this Inrocks Indie Club way too late to see the first band MGIBTY and just in time to catch the last 2 songs of Lawrence Arabia : Cool Pop-Folk-rock.

I should go more often to folk gigs, the place is packed ... with lots of sexy girls and lots of people that I see almost everytime @ Oliver's for the famous Oliver Peel sessions.
I was invited at the last hour so I don't know anything at all about Fanfarlo.
So It was a nice surprise they're playing a cool & relax indie -pop-folk with some influences à la Arcade Fire.
Mybe they should get better shoes and socks ( see Pic )
Setlist

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Europe @ Cigale Paris Jan 20th 2010

Europe + Black Rain @ Cigale Paris
Jan 20th 2010
Black Rain

Sold-out show @ La Cigale for Swedish rocker Europe, I don't go to Hard-Rock very often now but it's good to meet some old friends.
French Glam rockers Black Rain are opening tonight , well... all the clichés from the LA Glam scene, 20 years I could agree with the music & Look but in 2010 it's so passé.
A couple of my mates like what they saw I did NOT.
First time I was seeing Europe on stage, I've always been told that they were great Live.
They were huge 20 years thanks to a couple of hit singles, they were mainstream, these days are long gone but they still can rock da house.
First thing you notice is that the sound is cristal clear so is Joey tempest 's voice. They haven't changed at all ( almost ) physically in 20 years, the girls love them.
John Norum is back on guitar he may have gain a bit of weight but he's still the Guitar Hero he was.
Europe was wellknown for their ballads and we had a couple of them tonight , well maybe three but they're really ROCKING .
Lots of guitar licks courtesy of John Norum and lots of ( well in fact not too much ) posing from singer & lady's darling Joey Tempest.

The band knows how to alternate rockier songs and ballads, the only low point, and it is very small, is that we had a useless keyboard solo, fortunately not too long, as an introduction to one song, apart from that the gig was really great.
Of Course they ended the set with their N°1 hit " The Final Countdown" (Here on video)
Guitar hero in action !
After seeing Depeche Mode yesterday @ Bercy ( see review below with Pics & video ) I would exchange ten shows of DM for one of Europe.
Keep rocking guys you're doing GREAT !!!
see ya Paris !
Setlist ( we've been cheated ) & Nice...haircut



Next shows in Paris:
Jan 25th:
Marie-Flore album party @ sunset club
Wolfmother @ bataclan
Jan 26th :
Hot Chip @ Black session
Jan 27th:
Exson valdez @ Fnac Champs Elysées 6:00PM
Jan 29th:
Fu Manchu @ trabendo