Osbourne’s upcoming album Patient number 9 is an all-star affair with Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Zak Wylde, Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo, Guns ‘n’ Roses‘ Duff McKagan and Osbourne’s Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommiamong other. The sick, the dying … and the dead! was recorded at Dave Mustaine‘s home studio in Nashville and marks Megadeth’s first album since Dystopia in 2016.
Ringo Starr‘s latest collection of four songs, called EP3again has a long-standing partner Steve Lukather of Toto. Elsewhere, Sammy Hagar and the Circle are back with the first album of new material since their 2019 debut, Space between.
September’s live projects include 1970 recordings from Creedence Clearwater Revival in London’s Royal Albert Hall, presented in both audio and visual formats. Kiss‘ Off the Soundboard: Live in Des Moines 1977 is the next in an official live bootleg series that includes Lives in Virginia Beach from 2004 and Tokyo 2001.
Major reissues include a sprawling Kinks box celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1971s Muswell Hillbillies and the 1972s Everybody’s in Show-Biz – Everybody’s a Star. Pink Floyd’s Animals was belatedly completed after disagreement about liner notes and a reported struggle to find enough material to complete the set. Engine head‘s fifth album Iron Fist also receives a 40th anniversary reissue with bonus tracks, studio demos and unreleased live recordings.
More information on these and other pending rock albums can be found below. Remember to follow along our continuously updated list of new music releases for details of records released during the year.
King’s X, Three sides of one
Kris Kristofferson, Lives at Gilley’s, Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981
megadeth, The sick, the dying … and the dead!
Phil Thornalley [The Cure], Now that I have your attention
Steve Hackett, Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out & More
Afghan Whigs, How do you burn?
Flash [Yes’ Peter Banks], In the USA: Live Recordings 1972-73
Howard Jones, Dialogue
Judy Collins, Early years: The first albums 1961-62
Julian Lennon, Jew
Kinks, Muswell Hillbillies / Everybody’s in Show-Biz – Everybody’s a Star
kiss, Off the Soundboard: Live in Des Moines 1977
Melvins, Bad mood rises
Ozzy Osbourne, Patient number 9
Creedence Clearwater Revival, At the Royal Albert Hall; Travelin’ Band (DVD)
crowded house, Crowded house (reissue)
Joe Strummer, Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years (4 CD box)
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, Rock ‘n’ Roll with the modern lovers (reissue)
Ringo Starr, EP3
Pink Floyd, Animals 2018 Remix
Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (extended anniversary edition)
Dr. John, Things happen that way
gentle fight, Front row in the middle [U.S. Dates: 1976-1980] (10 LP box)
Grateful Dead, Madison Square Garden 3/9/81 (3 CD set)
Joni Mitchell, The asylum album [1972-1975] (4 CD box)
engine head, Iron Fist (40th Anniversary Reissue)
New Riders of the Purple Sage [Jerry Garcia], Lyceum ’72
little pieces, Lost album
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Greatest hits
Richard Marx, Songwriter
Sammy Hagar, Crazy Times
Slipknot, The end, for now
Various artists, High in the Morning: The British Progressive Pop Sounds from 1973 (3 CD set, featuring Roxy Music, Mott the Hoople, Thin Lizzy, the Kinks, others)
the cult, Under the midnight sun
the cure, Wish (30th Anniversary Reissue)
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The return of the dream canteen
Skid Row, The gang is here
Todd Rundgren, Space strength
Various artists, Here it is: A tribute to Leonard Cohen (James Taylor, Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop, Mavis Staples, others)
billy joel Live at Yankee Stadium (June 22 and 23, 1990) (remixed 2 CD set)
Various artists, Life Goes Pretty Fast: The John Hughes Mixtapes (4 CD box, with Psychedelic Furs, Simple Minds, Kate Bush, New Order, others)
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