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New Music Releases – April 2013

Queensryche Frequency Unknown
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The April 2013 New Music Releases schedule features the first volley in the battle of former bandmates fighting for ownership of the same famous name.

Yes, of course we’re talking about Queensryche. After singer Geoff Tate was kicked out of the group, the two camps went to court, only to hear a judge say that they could both operate under the Queensryche name – for now. So Tate’s version of Queensryche is set to release ‘Frequency Unknown’ on April 23, with his former bandmates’ effort expected to follow in June.

The month also sees the release of Deep Purple‘s long-awaited new album ‘Now What?!,’ from which we’ve already heard two new songs — ‘All the Time in the World‘ and ‘Hell to Pay.’

You can also look forward to special Record Store Day exclusives from Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Cream, new albums from Todd Rundgren and the Stooges, and the usual wallet-draining assortment of re-issues and expanded editions. Happy shopping!

Read on for a complete list of April 2013′s classic rock releases. In most cases, you can click on the album title to learn more about it. Be sure to check out our rundown of all the 2013 New Music Releases to keep up-to-date with what your favorite artists will release this year!

April 2013 New Music Releases

April 2
The Eagles, ‘The Studio Albums 1972-1979′
The Rolling Stones ‘Get Your Ya-Yas Out: Expanded Edition’
Santana, ‘Santana III’ (Vinyl)

April 9
Stevie Nicks, ‘Through the Looking Glass‘ (documentary)
Todd Rundgren, ‘State

April 16
Beatallica, ‘Abbey Load
Various Artists, ‘Lords of Salem‘ Soundtrack

April 20 (Record Store Day)
Cream, ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall‘ (Triple Vinyl)
Bob Dylan, ‘Wigmam‘ (single)
Paul McCartney, ‘Maybe I’m Amazed‘ (12″ EP)

April 23
ELO, ‘Electric Light Orchestra Live’
ELO, ‘Zoom‘ (re-issue)
Jeff Lynne, ‘Armchair Theatre‘ (re-issue)
Queensryche, ‘Frequency Unknown‘ (Geoff Tate fronted version)
Whitesnake, ‘Live in Japan‘ (CD/DVD)

April 30
Deep Purple, ‘Now What?!
Eagles, ‘History of the Eagles‘ (Documentary / Live Footage)
Iggy and the Stooges, ‘Ready to Die
Melvins, ‘Everybody Loves Sausages‘ (Bowie, Queen, Kinks covers)

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