September 2015 New Music Releases
September brings with it the promise of something new. Specifically, something new from Iron Maiden, who'll release their first album in five long years.
With a career as lengthy and storied as theirs, that would seem increasingly difficult to do. But Iron Maiden will be releasing a first-ever double album, The Book of Souls. The 11-song project, recorded in Paris with longtime Maiden producer Kevin Shirley, was delayed slightly so that frontman Bruce Dickinson could deal with a since-cleared tumor diagnosis.
Meanwhile, Keith Richards will be closing a gap of more than 20 years between solo efforts. The Rolling Stones guitarist previously issued two albums on his own, 1988's Talk Is Cheap and 1992's Main Offender. Don Henley hasn't been gone quite that long – "only" 15 years. His new project returns the longtime Eagles star to his country roots.
There are plenty of great live and reissue projects arriving, as well. Aerosmith's headlining set at the 2014 Download Festival will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital video. Then there's the Grateful Dead's 80-disc (yes, 80) box featuring various live performances during three decades with the late Jerry Garcia.
Below, you'll find a full list of this month's new classic rock releases. Click on the highlighted titles to learn more. And 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 and videos scheduled to come out this year.
Aerosmith, Rocks Donington 2014
The Arcs, Yours, Dreamily (featuring the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach)
Dave Davies, Rippin' Up New York City: Live at the City Winery
The Doors, Other Voices / Full Circle (post-Morrison albums)
Iron Maiden, The Book of Souls
Love & Mercy (Brian Wilson biopic starring John Cusack and Paul Dano)
Blackmore's Night, All Our Yesterdays
Rory Gallagher and Taste, What's Going On - Live at the Isle of Wight
David Gilmour, Rattle That Lock
Deep Purple, From the Setting Sun... in Wacken
Deep Purple, To the Rising Sun ... in Tokyo
The Grateful Dead, 30 Trips Around the Sun (80-CD live box set)
Keith Richards, Crosseyed Heart
Rush, Grace Under Pressure (vinyl reissue)
Operation: Mindcrime, The Key