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February 2016 New Music Releases

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The world of rock is finally emerging from its long winter’s nap, as a quick spin through our list of February 2016 new music releases shows.

So we have a new album from Elton John, his first since 2013’s The Diving Board. And Alice Cooper sitting in for a symphonic reading of Pink Floyd‘s Wish You Were Here. The Cult are back,too, after some time spent in the studio. February also gives us another opportunity to dig more deeply into the vast musical heritage of Johnny Winter and the Grateful Dead.

You can get yourself ready for the upcoming Guns N’ Roses reunion with the DVD release of Slash‘s Raised on the Sunset Strip. Or return to other signature live performances from Bruce Springsteen and Crosby, Stills and Nash. (The latter was a fun show that saw Joe Walsh stopping by for a visit.)

Last in Line, a group of Dio vets, release their first original studio album this month, while Peter Frampton goes acoustic. Anthrax have new stuff coming, too, as we remember George Harrison on a guest-packed night that featured Brian Wilson, Heart‘s Ann Wilson and many others. Phil Collins also continues his series of expanded solo reissues.

More information on these and other classic-rock releases can be found below. And remember to look at our updated list of 2016 New Music Releases for details on music issued throughout the year.

Slash Raised on the Sunset Strip

February 5



Alice Cooper, Rick Wakeman, London Orion Orchestra + others, Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ Symphonic
The Cult, Hidden City
Elton John, Wonderful Crazy Night
Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks Vol. 2 Columbus, Ohio 10/31/71
Johnny Winter, Live Bootleg Series Vol. 12
Slash – Raised on the Sunset Strip (DVD)


Bruce Springsteen

February 12



The Allman Brothers Band, Crackdown Concert 1986
Bruce Springsteen – Roxy Night 1978: The Classic Los Angeles Broadcast
Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Mike + the Mechanics), Soul Shadows
Crosby Stills and Nash, Survival Sunday: Hollywood Bowl 1980 with Joe Walsh


Last in Line Heavy Crown

February 19



Last in Line, Heavy Crown
Rick Springfield, Rocket Science



February 26



Anthrax, For All Kings
Brian Wilson, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Perry Farrell + others, George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison
Peter Frampton, Acoustic Classics
Phil Collins, Hello I Must Be Going!; Dance Into the Light (reissues)
Todd Rundgren, The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection
Various artists including Robert Plant, The Long Road



March and Beyond



Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Lost 1978 Broadcast
Dave Mason (Traffic, Fleetwood Mac), The Columbia Years: The Definitive Anthology
Mötley Crüe, Too Fast For Love (reissue)
Robin Trower, Where Are You Going To
Cheap Trick, Bang Zoom Crazy … Hello


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