The following list of February 2020 new music releases has a dark theme – actually, a black one.
Ex-Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne‘s first new solo album in a decade features Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Longtime Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde‘s tribute band Zakk Sabbath has also recreated Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut 50 years after the original was laid down.
Elsewhere, Huey Lewis and the News are set to release their first set of new songs since 2001’s Plan B. Soulsville, a collection of R&B covers. A new 10-LP/five-CD box set traces the Allman Brothers Band‘s journey from a first-ever jam session featuring Muddy Waters’ “Trouble No More” to a performance of the same song that closed out their 2014 farewell show.
ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, a documentary screened in theaters last summer, arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and digital video. Cream‘s four-disc, 36-track Goodbye Tour Live 1968 also features 19 songs that have never been previously released in full.
More information on these and other rock albums can be found below. Remember to follow our continuously updated list of 2020 New Music Releases for details on music issued throughout the year.
Bad Company, Bad Company: A Film by Jon Brewer (DVD)
Box Tops, The Letter-Neon Rainbow / Cry Like a Baby / Non-Stop / Dimensions (2CD set)
Bryan Ferry, Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974
Cream, Goodbye Tour Live 1968 (4CD box)
Green Day, Father of All …
Harry Nilsson, The Point [Blu-ray]
Hollies, Words and Music of Bob Dylan
John Prine, The BBC Sessions: The Lost Broadcasts 1971-1973
Richard Marx, Limitless
Stone Temple Pilots, Perdida
Various artists, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Concert (Blu-ray, with Bruce Springsteen, Glenn Frey, Paul McCartney, Elton John, John Mellencamp, others)
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
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man
Peter Green, The End of the Game: 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Porcupine Tree, In Absentia (Deluxe Edition)
Yacht Rock Revue, Hot Dads in Tight Jeans
Allman Brothers Band, Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection
Robert Cray Band, That’s What I Heard [Steve Perry]
Robert Plant, Digging Deep (7-inch singles box set)
ZZ Top, That Little Ol’ Band From Texas (Blu-ray, DVD)