HORSLIPS don't do thing by halves.
Not content with celebrating the release of a new memoir, the legendary band also launched their latest assault on the charts.
The Celtic rock legends' own version of the Gathering brought together many famous music world faces, including DJ Smiley Bolger and Philomena Lynott to a Temple Bar gig.
Frontman Barry Devlin told the Irish Independent that it was like "stepping back in in time" as the band – who sold out Dublin's 02 at their 2009 comeback – performed tracks at Dublin's Button Factory.
He said it's been "nostalgic and emotional" seeing the group's journey both on stage and off compiled into 288 pages in the new book, 'Tall Tales: The Official Biography of Horslips.
"My children weren't around when we were playing gigs and releasing an album every year for a decade, so to delve back into all of that with them is particularly nice.
"It's nice to show them what I did," a proud Devlin said.
Drummer Eamon Carr added: "It's very surreal and for me is quite embarrassing, because it's as if my childhood is being played out in this book, and of course all the horrific photos and wardrobe malfunctions too."
And he joked about the gig: "It's a wake for the living."
Their new album, 'Biography', gives Irish fans a chance to listen to rare material released overseas by the group.
"We released more songs in the UK than we ever did in Ireland, and apparently our entire catalogue is out in Japan," said Devlin.