2020 New Music Releases

The slowest period for the music business is typically early in the new year, after the engines of Black Friday and Christmas shopping grind to a halt. This time, as our list of upcoming 2020 new music releases shows, is different.

Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris‘ band British Lion are set to issue their second album, just one day before launching their first-ever U.S. tour. Drive-By Truckers have completed The Unraveling, their first new studio project in more than three years – their longest gap ever.

Blue Oyster Cult return with a live album titled Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 and a reissued, remastered version of their 12th studio LP, Cult Classic. (That should hold fans over while they continue work on new material.) Already issued as a film and compact disc, John Fogerty‘s well-received 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks returns on vinyl.

A pair of newer supergroups is also back with fresh sounds: Sons of Apollo (featuring former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, ex-Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, onetime Journey singer Jeff Scott Soto and Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan) as well as Revolution Saints (with a lineup featuring Deen Castronovo, Doug Aldrich and Jack Blades).

Among the highlights of January’s reissues is Goodbye Tour Live 1968, a four-disc box set that contains previously unreleased Cream concert recordings from 1968.

More information on these and other rock albums can be found below. Remember to follow this continuously updated list of new music releases for details on records issued throughout the year.

Jan. 3
Deep Purple, Live in Rome 2013 (2CD)
Steven Wilson, Grace for Drowning (remastered)

Jan. 10
Bad Company, Desolation Angels: 40th Anniversary Edition

Jan. 17
British Lion [Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris], The Burning
Marcus King [Tedeschi Trucks Band], El Dorado
Marshall Crenshaw, Miracle of Science
Sons of Apollo, MMXX

Jan. 24
Blue Oyster Cult, Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014; Cult Classic (remastered)
Dave Clark Five, All the Hits
Elton John with Ray Cooper, Live From Moscow 1979
John Fogerty, 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks (2LP / DVD)
Nektar, The Other Side
Revolution Saints, Rise

Jan. 31
Ben Watt, Storm Damage
Bryan Ferry, Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974
Cream, Goodbye Tour Live 1968 (4CD box)
Dashboard Confessional, The Best Ones of the Best Ones (vinyl)
Drive-By Truckers, The Unraveling
Glenn Hughes, Justified Man: The Studio Albums 1995-2003 (6CD clamshell box)
Howard Jones, One to One (2CD / 3CD / vinyl)

Feb. 7
Green Day, Father of All …
Richard Marx, Limitless
Stone Temple Pilots, Perdida

Feb. 11
Harry Nilsson, The Point [Blu-ray]

Feb. 13
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (CD/DVD)

Feb. 21
Dio, The Studio Album Collection: 1996-2004
Eric Burdon and the Animals, When I Was Young: The MGM Recordings 1967-68 (5CD remastered and expanded set)
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Sockin’ It to You: The Complete Dynovoice / New Voice Recordings
Peter Green, The End of the Game: 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Yacht Rock Revue, Hot Dads in Tight Jeans

March 6
Peter Buck [R.E.M.] and Luke Haines, Beat Poetry for the Survivalist

March 13
Maria McKee, La Vita Nuova

March 20
Renaissance, Turn of the Cards (expanded clamshell boxset)

March 27
The Alan Parsons Project, Ammonia Avenue (3CD/Blu-ray limited-edition deluxe reissue)

April 3
The Monkees, The Mike & Micky Show Live

May 15
Weezer, Van Weezer

TBA / Rumored:
Ace Frehley, Origins Vol. 2
Adler (untitled, details here)
Alice Cooper (untitled album, details here)
Bad Company (untitled, details here)
Bon Jovi, 2020
Chris Robinson (untitled, details here)
Deep Purple (untitled, details here)
Def Leppard (untitled 1980 live release, details here)
Dennis DeYoung, 26 East: Volume 1
Doobie Brothers, (untitled EP, details here)
Extreme (untitled, details here)
Foo Fighters (untitled, details here)
George Clinton, One Nation Under Sedation
Greta Van Fleet (untitled, details here)
Guns N’ Roses (untitled, details here)
Huey Lewis and the News (untitled, details here)
Jethro Tull, The Ballad of Jethro Tull (book, with new recorded material)
Joey Molland [Badfinger], (untitled)
Kansas (untitled, details here)
Kinks (untitled reunion LP, details here)
Krokus (untitled, details here)
Lemmy Kilmister (untitled solo debut, details here)
Mick Mars / John Corabi (untitled, details here)
Neil Young, Homegrown; Ragged Glory (expanded edition)
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man
Paul Stanley and Soul Station (untitled, details here)
Pink Floyd, Animals (5.1 surround-sound reissue)
Robert Plant (untitled, details here)
Scorpions (untitled, details here)
Skid Row (untitled, details here)
Styx (untitled, details here)
Tesla, Shock
Tom Petty Wildflowers: All the Rest
Wolfgang Van Halen (untitled, details here)

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