July 2015 New Music Releases
The big news regarding July 2015's slate of new music releases isn't just the records and videos that are coming out – but also what day of the week they'll be made available for purchase.
The music industry's much-discussed switch of record release day from Tuesday to Friday starts on July 10. Apparently the idea is that more people will go buy records on a weekend, especially if they just got paid. In addition, all countries will now have the same release date, which the labels hope will help reduce piracy.
(Nothing so trivial as a job or family or medical emergency was ever going to stop us from buying a new Van Halen album the second it came out, but whatever...)
July's release slate is highlighted by the last three albums in Led Zeppelin's massive catalog restoration campaign: Presence, In Through the Out Door and Coda. Each album gets at least one disc full of previously unreleased rarities, and Coda gets two new discs of music from sessions spanning the band's career. And speaking of Van Halen, there are new remasters of four of their early '80s records coming this month, too.
Here’s a full list of July's new classic rock releases. Click on the highlighted titles to learn more about many of these records and videos. Don’t forget to check out our updated list of 2015 New Music Releases to look ahead to all of the great classic rock albums, videos and books scheduled to come out this year.
Kiss, Scooby-Doo and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (animated movie)
The Rolling Stones, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (50th anniversary 12" vinyl)
Stray Cats, 'Live at Rockpalast' (1981, 1983 shows)
Van Halen, Van Halen II
Van Halen, Women and Children First
Van Halen, Fair Warning
Van Halen, Diver Down
Yes, Like it Is - Yes at the Mesa Arts Center
George Lynch, Shadow Time
Styx, The A&M Albums 1975-1984 (vinyl box set)
Joe Satriani, Shockwave Supernova
Lynyrd Skynyrd, One More for the Fans (live all-star record)
Roger Waters, Amused to Death (expanded reissue)
The Rolling Stones, From the Vault: Hyde Park 1969
Rush, Moving Pictures (vinyl reissue)
Rush, Exit...Stage Left (vinyl reissue)
Warren Haynes, Ashes and Dust
Led Zeppelin, Presence (various formats including Super Deluxe box)
Led Zeppelin, In Through the Out Door (various formats including Super Deluxe box)
Led Zeppelin, Coda (various formats including Super Deluxe box)
Gregg Allman, Live: Back to Macon, GA (DVD/CD)
Rush, Signals (vinyl reissue)
Motorhead, Bad Magic
The Grateful Dead, 30 Trips Around the Sun (80 CD live box set)
Rush, Grace Under Pressure (vinyl reissue)