After a relatively quiet summer, our list of September 2013 New Music Releases finds several major classic rock acts releasing new records.

You may want to set aside extra listening time for Sept. 24 in particular, when Elton John, Sammy Hagar and Sting all release new albums.

John's 'The Diving Board' is the long-awaited return to the stripped-down sound of his early '70s records, as evidenced by the first single, 'Home Again.' Hagar's new effort is anything but stripped down, with a galaxy of stars from all musical genres joining in on the aptly named 'Sammy Hagar & Friends.' Sting's album is also a bit of a departure, comprised of tracks from an in-the-works Broadway musical of the same name, which he also helped write.

Read on for a complete list of September 2013′s classic rock releases, and click on the highlighted album titles to learn more about those selections. 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!

September 2013 New Music Releases:

September 3
Various Artists, 'Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert' (Blu-ray)
Jefferson Starship, 'Live in Central Park NYC May 12, 1975'
Rod Stewart, 'Rarities'
Neil Young, 'Live at the Cellar Door 1970'

September 10
Kiss, 'Nothing to Lose: The Making of Kiss' (book)
Mark Knopfler, 'Privateering'

September 17
The Band, 'Live at the Academy of Music 1971'
The Clash, 'Sound System' (Box Set)
Elvis Costello & the Roots, 'Wake Up Ghost'
Peter Gabriel, 'Live in Athens 1987'
Grateful Dead, 'Sunshine Daydream' (1972 concert)
Alan Parsons Project, 'I Robot: Legacy Edition'
Starship, 'Loveless Fascination'

September 24
Gov't Mule, 'Shout!'
Peter Gabriel 'And I'll Scratch Yours' ( actually - artists covering Gabriel's songs)
Sammy Hagar, 'Sammy Hagar & Friends'
Billy Joel, 'Last Play at Shea' (Blu-ray)
Elton John, ‘The Diving Board
Metallica, 'Through the Never' Soundtrack
Sting, 'The Last Ship'