samedi 17 janvier 2009

The Fleshtones + Tony Truand @ Mécanique Ondulatoire Paris Jan 16th 2009

Second show for opening band Tony Truand & The "Mighty" Fleshtones should i call them now.And ROCKERPARIS is here again, you 'll never get rid of us ...
It's really funny how impredictable that funny little french fellow can be , that guitar player is as tall as Malcom Young from AC DC and tries to play the tough guy, he's going into the audience to play some guitar and acting like a cunt pushing people and when someone is pushing him back , he wanna fight & leave the stage . Ridiculous. Hey dude ! get an attitude.

Tony Truand & Yarol Poupaud

Anyway , once again The Fleshtones , sorry .... The " Mighty " Fleshtones have turned the Mécanique Ondulatoire upside down & inside out.
They've done another GREAT show, the band has changed the setlist a bit and played a monster version of Grand Funk 's " Inside looking out " .
Another nice atmosphere with lots of sing along , once again it's chaos down the front, the singer's wild tonight he's going twice at the back of the tiny venue crowdsurfing ( see picture )
yesterday the band invited a young kid ( and his father ) to play some bass and guitar tonight we have two girls.
Tony Truand is called back to play a couple of tunes for the encore with The " Mighty " Fleshtones .
Another GREAT gig.
Band arriving & " What's next ? "

" take me away "

This guy can play ANYTHING !

Once again all pictures are from our fellow photographer © Guino Patrice , he wants me to tell you that he HAD TO use the flash ( which is an heresy to him ) as the lightshow was the shittest he has even seen. as they say in French " Dont acte " .

vendredi 16 janvier 2009

The Fleshtones + Tony Truand @ Mécanique Ondulatoire Paris Jan 15th 2009

The Fleshtones are back in Paris for 2 shows ( tonight and tomorrow Jan 16th, both SOLD OUT ) @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire near Bastille in Paris.
Opening band is Tony Truand ( guitar player for The Wampas and ex- Dogs )

Show takes place downstairs in the cellar in front of 150 people ( sold out ) , thank God it's forbidden to smoke in there.

First on stage is Wampas ' guitar player Tony Truand & ses deux solutions featuring Yarol Poupaud ...on drums.
Decent set for this typicall french 80's sounding rock -punk band , they have funny lyrics ( " i took some speed to get less stoopid ... " ).
Tony Truand and bass player

Then we have The Fleshtones.
First time i was seeing them live , i have to admit i don't really know any of their music even though they started in new york more than 30 years ago. I considered them more of a punk band but in fact they're more a garage band with 60's influences of surf music and Rhythm & blues.

Singer , keyboard player , drummer . What else ?

They have to go through the audience to get to the stage ( if you can call this a stage ) so they started the gig in the crowd. It's chaos down the front people are getting crazy.
A few girls in the audience and a young kid ( he will end up playing bass with the band , see picture ).
The singer's a real showman and he's also playing his farfiza organ.
Lots of communion and communication with devoted fans , some kick ass rock 'n Roll and you have a killer concert.
Tony Truand came back on stage to play a few songs with them to rousing applauses .
Many songs were added to the setlist so it's not accurate.
The Fleshtones were stunning !!!
90 min of pure Rock ' n Roll

Nice haircut man !

Youngest member playing for the Fleshtones ( left )


He just realised what he played on keyboards ( right )

The Fleshtones jamming with Tony Truand
"Smell the glove"

Eat this ( left ) + setlist ( not accurate )

jeudi 15 janvier 2009

U2 " No line on the horizon " Tracklisting & artwork revealed

First Single, Album Tracklisting

Get On Your Boots, the first single from U2’s new album No Line On The Horizon, will be released as a digital download on February 15th with a physical format to follow on February 16 through Mercury/Universal.

Produced by Brian Eno, Danny Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, sessions for No Line On The Horizon began in Fez, Morocco, and continued at the band’s Dublin studio, New York’s Platinum Sound Recording Studios, and London's Olympic Studios.

Released on March 2nd (March 3rd in the US), the album will come in a standard format with 24 page booklet and in digipak format. The digipak includes an extended booklet and the album’s companion film “Linear” by Anton Corbijn. A limited edition 64 page magazine will also be available, featuring the band in conversation with artist Catherine Owens, and new Anton Corbijn photographs. No Line On The Horizon will be released on 180gm vinyl. (More on the formats below)

The album cover artwork (click left to enlarge) is an image of the sea meeting the sky by Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Here's the full tracklisting:

1. No Line On The Horizon
2. Magnificent
3. Moment of Surrender
4. Unknown Caller
5. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
6. Get On Your Boots
7. Stand Up Comedy
8. Fez – Being Born
9. White As Snow
10. Breathe
11. Cedars Of Lebanon

No Line On The Horizon will be available in five formats;

- Standard jewel case - with album CD and 24 page booklet

- Digipak format - limited edition with album CD, 32 page colour booklet and fold out poster. Features access to exclusive downloadable Anton Corbijn film.

- Magazine format – limited edition with album CD, with 64 page magazine. Features access to exclusive downloadable Anton Corbijn film.

- Box format - limited edition bespoke box containing digipak format album CD, DVD of Anton Corbijn’s exclusive film, 64 page hardback book, plus a fold out poster.

- LP vinyl – limited edition with 2 black vinyl discs, gatefold sleeve, and a 16 page booklet.

Exclusive new video here:

Bruce Springsteen 's "Working on a dream" & "My lucky day " videos available NOW

Hi There
Usually this site is full of reviews , pictures & videos from live concerts in Paris but 2009 is very quiet so i'm updated ROCKERPARIS with general rock infos.

Right now i'm listening to " Working on a dream " the new Bruce Springsteen album and i have 2 videos to share with you

1) "Working on a dream" video :
2) " My lucky day " video

mercredi 14 janvier 2009

Patrick Mc Goohan ( the Prisoner ) dead at 80

It's with great sadness that we've learn that Patrick Mc Goohan famous for being the N°6 in the English TV serie The Prisoner died at the age of 80 .

Contact : irockinparis (@)

Marie - Flore , Mina Tindle , Gaspard Royant , Mélanie Pain @ Fleche d' Or Paris Jan 13th 2009

" Live French & Folk " that's the name of this evening's concerts with 4 french artists @ La Fleche d' Or in Paris.
As you can guess they're French and they're playing Folk Rock, in English please .
All bands are playing 5-6 songs for 30 min .

First artist on stage is Gaspard Royant , very good acoustic set from this french singer singing in perfect english , so many frenchies are so ridiculous singing in english, not tonight.
Gaspard is playing with a drummer and a piano player to nice affect.
Check his myspace for more :
Here's a video from the show :
Gaspard Royant

Then we have the lovely Marie - Flore, i came tonight specially for her . I first saw her when she opened for Mark Lanegan & Isobell Campbell last month.
Alone with her guitar and some home made loops , she looks frail and shy but her soft voice and guitar playing is full of feelings. She reminds me of early Cat Power.
Sooo good , check my past review with pictures here:
Check her myspace ( with my video from the Trabendo ) here:
Couldn't take any pictures as she played most of her set in the dark but here's a video :

Next to play is Mina Tindle with her Pop Folk rock, Jp Nataf is on banjo , another french girl who has listen too many times to Cat Power ( there's a piano too ) but it's better than listening to bon jovi, don't you think so ?
Another nice set in a very good english.
Check her myspace :
And video from the show :
Mina Tindle

Last singer tonight is Melanie Pain ( another girl we're lucky tonight ) she used to sing with Nouvelle Vague.
Can't say that she's singing Folk rock. Her music is more Pop. Singing in english & french.
She has a soft voice, sounding a bit like Emilie Simon.
Instead of using samples she's using a home made vinyl with her music that she 's playing on a old player. that's a very good idea honey...
Check her myspace :
Video from the show :

Melanie Pain
I usually don't go out to see unknown bands or artists , i'm such a lazy sod , but i should do this more often. All bands were really good and they were FRENCH , such a nice surprise.

mardi 13 janvier 2009

Pete Doherty 's solo album name & tracklisting revealed


Here it is featuring Graham Coxon on guitars, recorded at The Olympic studio in Barnes:
The album will be out on Mach 9th
It's called : 'Grace/Wastelands'
All Babyshambles musicians are playing on it.
The tracklisting of Pete Doherty's solo album is:
'Last Of The English Roses'
'1939 Returning'
'A Little Death Around The Eyes'
'Through The Looking Glass'
'Sweet By And By'
'Palace Of Bone'
'Sheepskin Tearaway'
'Broken Love Song'
'New Love Grows On Trees'
'Lady, Don't Fall Backwards'

Babyshambles & Roger Daltrey @ Bristol Carling academy Jan 12th 2009

Pete Doherty's Babyshambles performed with The Who's Roger Daltrey to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in Bristol yesterday night .
They've played Who songs and a Johnnny Cash cover
Here are the videos i' ve found on you tube :
The Who's My Generation:

Ring of fire + delivery :
The kids are alright :
Anyway anyhow anywhere :

Complete setlist here :
'Beg, Steal And Borrow'
'Baddies Boogie'
'There She Goes (A Little Heartache)'
'Time For Heroes'
'A Legal Matter' (with Roger Daltrey)
'Substitute' (with Roger Daltrey)
'Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere' (with Roger Daltrey)
'The Kids Are Alright' (with Roger Daltrey)
'Magic Bus' (with Roger Daltrey)
'I Can't Explain' (with Roger Daltrey)
'Behind Blue Eyes (Roger Daltrey solo)
'I Got Stripes' (with Roger Daltrey)
'Ring Of Fire' (with Roger Daltrey)
'Side Of The Road'
'Fuck Forever'
'My Generation' (with Roger Daltrey)

Enjoy !

samedi 10 janvier 2009

H R Giger @ Black Dog Paris Jan 10th 2009

My book signed ( left ) HR Giger signing a guitar

Famous painter H R GIGER is in Paris today @ goth bar Black Dog to sign stuff, lots of merchendising to sell ( Litho , books , Posters ... )
Signing session started at 6 PM but people were already queueing at 3 PM.
So you can guess it was crowdy , but everything went very smoothly even though this bar is quiet small.
As you can see on one of the pictures , some people get their limited edition GIGER design guitar signed.

Guitar signed + some of the Merchendising

vendredi 9 janvier 2009

Led Zeppelin will NOT tour or record " They're Over "

Just a couple of days after telling that Led Zeppelin will record and tour with a new singer.
Peter Mensch has told the press that THEY WILL NOT RECORD OR TOUR no matter who' s the singer, Plant or not
Even though he admitted that they tried a few singers , this dumbfuck of Peter Mensch added that "Led Zeppelin are over" for good . There are no plans for them to continue. "The whole thing is completely over now".

How can this fucker say such different things in just a couple of days ?
Does Jimmy really needs a manager like this ?

Anyway it's very quiet in Paris , Ayo did 3 shows at the Olympia , didn't bother going , James Hunter played the Café de la danse yesterday night , i couldn't go .

Next shows will be The Christians on saturday ( Alhambra ) , COCOON Jan 12th @ Olympia ,
Marie - Flore @ Fleche d' Or Jan 13th. Fleshtones Jan 15th @ Mecanique Ondulatoire. Lloyd Cole Jan 16th @ Européen.

mercredi 7 janvier 2009

Led Zeppelin to tour and record ( in 2009 ? )

Peter Mensch , jimmy 's manager , confirmed that former Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page , John Paul Jones , Jason Bonham and a new singer ( unknown at the moment ) will be recording new material and tour.
No name had been given for Robert Plant 's replacement and if they will record and tour as Led Zeppelin.

mardi 6 janvier 2009

Ron Asheton ( STOOGES ) found dead at 60



Our thoughts are with the family
Ron Asheton with The Stooges @
Fete de l' Humanité
Paris Sept 15th 2007 in front of 50 000 people

Listen to Morrissey 's new single " i' m throwing my arms around Paris " here

Listen to Morrissey 's new single " i' m throwing my arms around Paris "
here :

lundi 5 janvier 2009

Grateful Dead to tour in 2009

The surviving members of The Grateful Dead have announced that they will embark on their first tour in nearly five years this spring.

The quartet, which now calls itself simply The Dead, plans to hit the road beginning in mid-April and play approximately 20 shows across the US through mid-May.

The band reformed last October for a Barack Obama benefit concert in Pennsylvania, fueling rumours that they would get together for a proper tour.

The band, which now consists of original members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, will be joined by their 2004 tourmates Warren Haynes on guitar (replacing late guitarist Jerry Garcia) and Jeff Chimenti on keyboards.

source :

Roger Hodgson ( ex Supertramp ) @ Olympia 2009

Roger Hodgson ( ex Supertramp ) will play 2 shows @ the Olympia theatre in Paris
March 24th ( sold out ) and May 23rd 2009