By far the biggest highlight of the new music releases schedule for March 2012 is the first new Bruce Springsteen album in three years, 'Wrecking Ball.'

The album, mostly recorded as a solo project but featuring some members of the E Street Band, is his first since the death of saxophonist Clarence Clemons. If the first single, 'We Take Care of Our Own,' is any indication, fans of the traditional Springsteen sound are in for a treat.

March will also bring a new Meat Loaf record, live DVDs from Iron Maiden and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a vinyl-only collection of demo tracks from the Doors.

You can get all the March 2012 new music release dates below, and in many cases, learn more about the projects by clicking on their titles. For a constantly updated list of new music, films and books headed your way from classic rock artists throughout the year, see our 2012 New Music Releases article.

New Music Releases - March 2012

March 6
Bruce Springsteen, 'Wrecking Ball'
UFO, 'Seven Deadly'

March 13
Big Brother and the Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin, 'Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968'
The Doors, 'L.A. Woman: The Workshop Sessions' (Vinyl-only extras from expanded edition CD)
Meat Loaf, 'Hell in a Handbasket'

March 20
Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'The Same Old Blues - Live in London 1975' (DVD)

March 27
Chicago, 'Hot Streets' (Expanded edition)
Iron Maiden, 'En Vivo' (Live DVD)
Quiet Riot, 'Live at the U.S. Festival - 1983' (DVD/CD)
Paul Weller, 'Sonik Kicks'

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