Wednesday, May 31, 2023

John Fogerty @ Seine Musicale, Boulogne-Billancourt - May 31st, 2023

John Fogerty turned 78 a few days ago, but you wouldn't know it from the performance he just gave at the Seine Musicale in the outskirts of Paris. Is it the fact that he re-acquired the rights to his Creedence Clearwater Revival songs catalogue? Is it that he is accompanied by his sons' band Hearty Har? Whatever it is, he doesn't bear the marks of a lifetime in rock n' roll. His vocals are intact, and his energy is contagious: in theory, this was an all-seated show, but a large part of the audience never stopped dancing from the very first song until the metaphorical curtain dropped. But then it's hard to stay seated when the band is playing this repertoire.

Monday, May 29, 2023

New festival alert! WALL OF CLAN, featuring Fishbone and Hatebreed, will take over the Bataclan in a couple of weeks

French promoter Rage Tour and legendary venue le Bataclan recently announced the creation of a new festival. Wall of Clan will take place at the venerable parisian theater on June 16 and 17 2023, and boasts an impressive and eclectic line-up.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Pre-save Foo Fighters' new record But Here We Are here

Taylor Hawkins died a little over a year ago, and when the tragedy happened some commenters speculated that Foo Fighters would, at the very least, be taking a very long sabbatical. Then band leader Dave Grohl's mother passed away the following August, and many seemed to think that this would signify the end of the beloved band.

Listen to the new Royal Blood single here

Royal Blood has unveiled the first excerpt from their upcoming record Back To The Water Below, out on September 8th. 

Friday, May 26, 2023

Listen to Sparks' new album The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte here

The wait is over! Sparks' new album is out today, and it's everything we've come to expect from the brothers Mael. Inventive, funny, quirky, catchy, and of course supremely Maelodic.

Sparks is on tour now promoting this new record. You can buy tickets for their Paris date HERE. It is selling out fast, so don't miss out!

Judas Priest announce two French dates with Saxon

Judas Priest announced their long-awaited return to France! They will play two dates in 2024: Lyon on April 5th and Paris on April 8th. The opener on those dates will be none other than the might Saxon! 

Monday, May 22, 2023

Greatest Hits Live (1996-2023)

These are some of our favorite shots that we've taken over the years. We've just updated the page with some new photos from the past year. Click on the caption to access the full galleries.

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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Joe Satriani @ Olympia, Paris - May 21st, 2023

This was another one of those concerts that was postponed several times and it was well worth the wait. Satch played two fantastic sets, totaling nearly two and a half hours of music. That's because, since the world came to a halt over three years ago, Joe Satriani released two new records: Shapeshifting in 2020 and The Elephants Of Mars in 2022. So there's a lot we need to catch up on.

Metallica @ Stade de France, Saint-Denis - May 19th, 2023

Two nights in one stadium. Two sets of openers. Two completely different set lists. Eight giant tower screens. 32 songs. 120 000 tickets sold. When it comes to putting on a show, Metallica don't fuck around. 39 years after their first Paris gig at the now-defunct Espace Balard and two nights after an epic concert at the Stade de France, here they are again for more Metal, more fire, more fury and most of all more fun.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Metallica @ Stade de France, Saint-Denis - May 17th, 2023

Two nights in a stadium. Two different set lists with zero repeat. Two sets of openers. This is the concept of Metallica's No Repeat Week End, which they are taking across the world in select cities. Say what you want about the American Heavy Metal juggernaut, they certainly do things their way. What other Hard Rock band could pull this off?

Epica @ Stade de France, Saint-Denis - May 17th, 2023


Dutch Symphonic Metal band Epica replaced Five Finger Death Punch who was originally slotted to open the show but had to pull out due to their frontman's, erm, back problems. Their new album The Alchemy Project was released back in November.

Ice Nine Kills @ Stade de France, Saint-Denis - May 17th, 2023


Boston-based Nine Ice Kills was tasked with the unenviable position of opening the first of two Metallica shows at the Stade de France, in the suburbs of Paris. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Glenn Hughes exits the Dead Daisies. The new vocalist is...

The Dead Daisies has always been a revolving door project, with members entering, exiting and returning depending on their schedule. Glenn Hughes, who has been fronting the band since 2019, has booked a solo tour performing Deep Purple classics for the anniversary of the Burn album. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - La Défense Arena, Nanterre - May 15th, 2023

In the realm of rock concerts, Bruce Springsteen is in a category of his very own. His shows are more than just a music pageant. They are something like a communion, a transcendant experience that goes beyond the music or the performances and move you to your very soul, despite the apparent simplicity of his songs. Is it the energy of the E Street Band, the world's hardest working rock n' roll band? Is it the fans' fervor, singing every song, grooving to every beat, tripping to every solo? Is it the ringleader's earnest charisma? Is it his voice? It's all that and more. There is something undefinable, something you can't put into words, something you have to experience.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Crowbar @ La Bellevilloise, Paris - November 14th, 2023


Less than three weeks after their fellow NOLA-Metal legends Exhorder opened for Overkill at the Trabendo and less than a week after their friends in Corrosion Of Conformity played a career-spanning set at Petit Bain, Sludge Metal legends is also gracing the French capital with their skull-crushing riffs and heavy tempos. 

Black Bomb A @ La Bellevilloise, Paris - May 14th, 2023

Black Bomb A is a hardcore/metal crossover legend here in France. In the nearly thirty years these guys have been around, they've released seven studio records, played every stage in the country, and earned a reputation as the scene's most crushing live band. Yet, for some reason, I had never experienced them live until last night.