The new year gets off to a fast start with the looming release of Judas Priest's highly anticipated follow-up to Redeemer of Souls, their Top 10 Billboard hit from 2014. Joe Satriani and Joe Perry have also assembled all-star casts for their respective new solo albums.

Elsewhere, there is an impressive slate of reissues and live albums, as well – beginning with the expanded edition of Fleetwood Mac's career-making self-titled 1975 album. The three-disc set now includes an entire album of extras, while the deluxe edition is highlighted by a 5.1 surround sound remix.

Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption features Robert Plant and his current band, the Sensational Space Shifters, performing an October 2016 show at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel Theatre that helped raise funds for the David Lynch Foundation. Their set includes plenty of solo stuff, as well as several Led Zeppelin songs.

Firepower boasts a sturdy connection back to Judas Priest's glory years, in the form of co-producer Tom Allom. An engineer on Black Sabbath's first three albums, Allom earlier worked with Judas Priest on such favorites as British Steel, Screaming for Vengeance and Defenders of the Faith.

What Happens Next finds Satriani collaborating with bassist Glenn Hughes (from Deep Purple and the recently reunited Black Country Communion), and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who also plays with Satriani in Chickenfoot. Perry's Sweetzerland Manifesto, his first non-holiday solo album in eight years, features collaborations with Robin Zander of Cheap Trick.

More information on these and other rock releases can be found below. Remember to check back here as this list is continuously updated throughout the year.

Jan. 5
Daryl Hall and John Oates, Livetime (remastered)
Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell (vinyl)

Jan. 12
Bad Company, Live at Red Rocks
Big Star, Live at Lafayette’s Music Room-Memphis, TN
Joe Satriani, What Happens Next
Stealers Wheel, The A&M Years
Thin Lizzy, Black Roses / Chinatown (single-disc reissue)
Todd Rundgren, Something/Anything; A Wizard, A True Star (reissues)

Jan. 19
Black Label Society [Zakk Wylde], Grimmest Hits
Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac: Deluxe Edition
Ghost, Ceremony and Devotion
Harry Chapin, The Bottom Line Archive: Live 1981
Joe Perry, Sweetzerland Manifesto
Ten Years After, 1967-1974
Walking Papers [Guns N' Roses and Screaming Trees], WP2
Whitesnake, The Purple Tour (Live)

Jan. 26
Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, Black Coffee
Delta Deep, East Coast Live
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, The Age of Absurdity
Rick Springfield, The Snake King
Ringo Starr, Ringo; Goodnight Vienna (vinyl)
Steve Hackett, Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham

Feb. 2
Dr. John, Remedies / Desitively Bonnaroo (reissue)
Gordon Lightfoot, East of Midnight / Waiting For You / A Painter Passing Through (two-disc reissue)
Grateful Dead, Road Trips, Vol. 4 No. 3 – Denver ’73 (reissue)
John Oates, Arkansas
Poco, The Songs of Paul Cotton
Ron Wood and Ronnie Lane, Mahoney’s Last Stand
Roxy Music, Roxy Music: Deluxe Edition; Super Deluxe Edition
Saxon, Thunderbolt
W.A.S.P., Re-Idolized: Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol (expanded reissue)
Frank Zappa, The Roxy Performances

Feb. 9
Chris Hillman [Byrds], The Asylum Years
Jethro Tull, Heavy Horses: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Reissue
John Kay and Steppenwolf, Steppenwolf at 50
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption
Timothy B. Schmit [Eagles], Playin’ It Cool
Spirit, Clear (reissue)
Toto, 40 Trips Around the Sun

Feb. 16
Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits (vinyl)
The Choir [Raspberries], Artifact: The Unreleased Album
John Corabi, Live 94: One Night in Nashville
Dizzy Reed [Guns N' Roses], Rock 'N Roll Ain't Easy
Glass Tiger, 31
Neal Morse, Life & Times
Phil Everly, There’s Nothing Too Good for My Baby / Mystic Line (single-disc reissue)
Van Morrison, Van Morrison In Concert (DVD)

Feb. 23
Bon Jovi, This House Is Not for Sale: Expanded Edition
David Bowie, Low; ‘Heroes’; Stage; Lodger; and Scary Monsters [And Super Creeps] (remastered vinyl)
The Doors, Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Dukes of the Orient [Asia], Dukes of the Orient
Edgar Winter, I’ve Got News for You (box set)
Eric Clapton, Complete Clapton (vinyl)
Hawkwind, The Emergency Broadcast Years: 1994-1997
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive Volume 10: May 20th, 1990 Hilo Civic Auditorium
John Mayall, Three for the Road
Michael Landau, Rock Bottom
Neil Young, Harvest Moon (vinyl)
Todd Rundgren, All Sides of the Roxy: May 1978
Various artists, Concert for George (deluxe box set)
The Weight [The Band], World Gone Mad

March 2
Joan Baez, Whistle Down the Wind
Randy Bachman, By George — By Bachman
Ry Cooder, Paris, Texas (vinyl)

March 9
David Byrne, American Utopia
Iggy Pop and Josh Homme, American Valhalla: The Story of 'Post Pop Depression' (DVD)
Jimi Hendrix, Both Sides of the Sky
Judas Priest, Firepower
Marillion, Brave: Deluxe Edition
Myles Kennedy [Slash], Year of the Tiger
Tom Waits, Closing Time (vinyl)

March 16
Dean Ween Group, Rock2
NRBQ, NRBQ
Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots
Spirit, It Shall Be: The Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972

March 23
Grateful Dead, The Best of the Grateful Dead Live – Volume I: 1969-1977 (vinyl)
Jack White, Boarding House Reach
Led Zeppelin, How the West Was Won (reissue)
Monster Magnet, Mindfucker
Moody Blues, Days of Future Passed Live
Procol Harum, Still There’ll Be More: An Anthology 1967-2017
Rick Parfitt [Status Quo], Over and Out
Tom Waits, Closing Time; The Heart of Saturday Night; Nighthawks at the Diner; Small Change; Foreign Affairs; Blue Valentine; and Heartattack and Vine (reissues)

March 30
The Cars, Shake It Up; Heartbeat City (expanded reissues)
First National Band [Michael Nesmith], Magnetic South, Loose Salute and Nevada Fighter (reissues)

April 6
Blackberry Smoke, Find a Light
Chicago, Chicago: VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do)
Chris Cornell and others, Johnny Cash: Forever Words
The Dead Daisies, Burn It Down
John Fogerty, Centerfield (remastered vinyl)
Love, Forever Changes: 50th Anniversary Edition
Paul Carrack [Squeeze, Mike + the Mechanics], These Days
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Memories in Rock II
Terry Kath, Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience (DVD)

April 13
The Damned, Evil Spirits
Dire Straits, The Studio Albums 1978-1991
Harry Smalls [Harry Shearer], Smalls Change
Metallica, The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited (reissue)
The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band / Trouble in Paradise (single-disc reissue)

April 20
Dokken, Return to the East 2016
Linda Ronstadt, Mad Love (vinyl)
The Melvins, Pinkus Abortion Technician

TBA / Rumored:
Ace Frehley (untitled, details here)
Adler (untitled, details here)
Ann Wilson (untitled tribute album, details here)
Billy Gibbons, Billy Gibbons and the BFGs Go to Cuba
Bruce Springsteen (untitled, details here)
Greta Van Fleet (untitled, details here)
Hollywood Vampires (untitled, details here)
Lemmy Kilmister (untitled solo debut, details here)
Mick Mars / John Corabi (untitled, details here)
Ozzy Osbourne (untitled, details here)
Neil Young, Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live
Paul McCartney (untitled, details here)
Paul Rodgers, Free Spirit: Celebrating the Music of Free
Richie Sambora / Orianthi (untitled, details here)
Steve Perry (untitled, details here)
Tesla (untitled, details here)
Tom Petty Wildflowers: All the Rest
Wolfgang Van Halen (untitled, details here)

 

 

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