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2017 New Music Releases

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2017 could see the arrival of any number of albums by classic-rock legends, if the list of TBA projects comes to fruition. In the meantime, settle in for a string of confirmed album releases that span the musical spectrum.

Longtime Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy steps out with a solo project, as Deep Purple and Brian Eno make quick work of follow-up studio projects. Elsewhere, look for members of Guns N’ Roses, Thin Lizzy and Queens of the Stone Age playing with bands like Bash and Pop, Black Star Riders and Gone Is Gone.

As always, there are scores of tasty reissues to pore over, beginning with Cream and the Grateful Dead, then continuing with Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among many others.

You’ll find all the dates for 2017’s new music releases below. Click on the highlighted titles to get more information on each album, book or video. We’ll keep updating this list throughout the year, so be sure to check back frequently.

Jan. 1
Brian Eno, Reflection

Jan. 6
Gone Is Gone [Queens of the Stone Age], Echolocation

Jan. 13
David Bowie, No Plan (EP)
Flaming Lips, Oczy Mlody
Gerry Rafferty, The Very Best of Gerry Rafferty
Jake Clemons [E Street Band], Fear & Love

Jan. 20
Barry Goldberg [Electric Flag, the Rides], Street Man / Blast from My Pasts (reissues)
Grateful Dead, The Grateful Dead: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Pink Floyd, The Final Cut; A Momentary Lapse of Reason (vinyl reissues)

Jan. 27
Bash & Pop [Tommy Stinson of Guns N’ Roses / Replacements], Anything Could Happen
Cheap Trick, Dream Police (reissue)
Chicago, Chicago II (Steven Wilson remix)
Cream, Fresh Cream (reissue)
Derringer, The Complete Blue Sky Albums 1976-1978
The Move, Magnetic Waves of Sound: The Best of The Move
Stephen Pearcy [Ratt], Smash

Feb. 3
Black Sabbath, The Ultimate Collection (2 CDs; 4 LPs)
Black Star Riders [Thin Lizzy], Heavy Fire
Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Motel Shot: Expanded Edition
Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks 33: 10/9 & 10/10/76 Oakland, CA; and Dick’s Picks 34: 11/5/77 Rochester, NY
Judas Priest, Turbo 30: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Feb. 10
Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Street Action / Rock N’ Roll Nights (reissue)
Bon Jovi, Vinyl Box Set (25 LPs)
Elvin Bishop, Big Fun Trio
Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Ozark Mountain Daredevils (reissue)
Simon Kirke [Free, Bad Company], All Because of You

Feb. 17
Golden Earring, The Complete Studio Recordings (29 CDs)
Jethro Tull, Stand Up: Steven Wilson Remix
Status Quo, Keep ‘Em Coming: The Collection (2 CDs)

Feb. 24
Asia, Symfonia: Live in Bulgaria 2013
Daryl Hall and John Oates, Whole Oats / War Babies (2-CD set)
Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night: Deluxe Edition
George Harrison, The Vinyl Collection
Gerry Rafferty, Can I Have My Money Back?: Expanded Edition
Iggy & The Stooges, Music from Gimme Danger: The Story of the Stooges
Leon Russell, Americana; Life and Love; The Live Album [with New Grass Revival]
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 (reissue)
Roy Orbison, Black & White Night 30 [Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, others]
Various artists, Rock and Roll Music! The Songs of Chuck Berry [Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Hollies, others]

March 3
Colin Hay [Men at Work], Fierce Mercy
John 5 [David Lee Roth; Rob Zombie] – Season of the Witch
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Fever: Remastered Epic Recordings (2 CDs)
The Rascals, The Complete Singles A’s & B’s

March 10
Chickenfoot, Best + Live
Fairport Convention, 50:50@50
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center (2 CDs)
Soundgarden, Ultramega OK (Deluxe Edition)

March 17
CJ Ramone, American Beauty
Greg Kihn Band, ReKihndled
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Live From the Fox Oakland (2 CDs, 1 DVD)
The Zombies, Odessey and Oracle (50th Anniversary Edition)

March 24
Anthrax – For All Kings (7-Inch Box Set)
Frank Zappa, Joe’s Corsage; Greasy Love Songs; Carnegie Hall; Roxy By Proxy; Joe’s Camouflage; Philly ’76; Hammersmith Odeon; Congress Shall Make No Law …; Feeding the Monkies at Ma Maison; Civilization Phaze III; Everything is Healing Nicely; Dance Me This; Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa; Joe’s Domage; Joe’s Xmasage; Imaginary Diseases; The MOFO Project/Object; The Dub Room Special!; Buffalo; Joe’s Menage; One Shot Deal; and A Token of His Extreme Soundtrack (reissues)
Jethro Tull, Jethro Tull: The String Quartets
Michael Schenker, Live Tokyo International Forum Hall (2 CDs)
Night Ranger, Don’t Let Up
Paul McCartney, Flowers in the Dirt (reissue)
Pink Floyd, Cambridge St/ation (1965-67); Germin/ation (1968); Dramatis/ation (1969); Devi/ation (1970); Reverver/ation (1971); Obfusc/ation (1972)
Steve Hackett, The Night Siren
The Golliwogs [precursor to Creedence Clearwater Revival], Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967

March 31
Bob Dylan, Triplicate
Dave Davies, Open Road [With Russ Davies]
Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night (Expanded Edition)
Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
Paul Kantner and the Windowpane Collective, Venusian Love Songs
The Byrds, Live at the Fillmore February 1969
The Doors, The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

April 7
Deep Purple, InFinite
Joan Baez, The Complete Gold Castle Masters (3 CDs)
Mike and the Mechanics, Let Me Fly

April 21
John Mellencamp, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies
Ray Davies, Americana
Richie Kotzen, Salting Earth
Procol Harum, Novum
Quiet Riot, Road Rage

April 28
Atlanta Rhythm Section, Truth in a Structured Form (reissue)
Big Star, The Best of Big Star (vinyl)
The Allman Brothers Band, Hell & High Water: The Best of the Arista Years

May 5
Blondie, Pollinator
The Turtles, It Ain’t Me Babe; You Baby/Let Me Be; Happy Together; The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands; Turtle Soup; and Wooden Head (reissues)

May 19
Chris Cornell, Paul Westerberg, Mudhoney, Mike McCready and others, Singles: Deluxe Edition

TBA / Rumored:
Adler (untitled, details here)
Billy Gibbons, Billy Gibbons and the BFGs Go to Cuba
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, Buckingham McVie
David Crosby (untitled, details here)
Cheap Trick (untitled, details here)
Chuck Berry Chuck
Hollywood Vampires (untitled, details here)
Joe Perry (untitled, details here)
Paul McCartney (untitled, details here)
Roger Waters, Is This the Life We Really Want?
Ronnie Montrose, 10 by 10
Ozzy Osbourne (untitled, details here)
Richie Sambora / Orianthi (untitled, details here)
Steve Perry (untitled, details here)
Styx (untitled, details here)
Tom Petty Wildflowers: All the Rest
Mick Mars / John Corabi (untitled, details here)
Bruce Springsteen (untitled, details here)
U2, Songs of Experience

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