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In The News: Grandaddy, Japandroids, Apples In Stereo, Foxygen, Bob Marley, Tift Merritt, Dropkick Murphys, John Cale And More

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Last Place, the first new Grandaddy album in 10 years, will be released by 30th Century on March 3. The band will also be hitting the road in 2017 … Anti- will issue Japandroids’ new album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, on January 27 … The Apples In Stereo have announced the December 14 release of Science Faire, a limited-edition triple seven-inch vinyl boxed set containing the band’s earliest recordings, via Chunklet Industries … The latest release from Foxygen, Hang, is due out from Jagjaguwar on January 20. A supporting North American tour will take place in the spring … On December 16, an expanded three-LP version of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ historic 1975 concert at Lyceum Theatre, Bob Marley & The Wailers: Live!, will be available from The Marley Family and UMe … Stitch Of The World is the sixth studio album from Tift Merritt, set for a January 27 release on Yep Roc … Ahead Of Our Time will release the first new material from Coldcut in a decade, the Only Heaven EP, on November 25 … Dropkick Murphys’ ninth studio album, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, will be released January 6 via the band’s Born & Bred label. A national tour, culminating in a run of Boston shows during St. Patrick’s Day week, will kick off in February … A two-disc package containing a brand-new unplugged album along with a greatest-hits album featuring the work of UB40, Unplugged + Greatest Hits, will be available on December 2 by UMe … December 9 will see the reissue of John Cale’s live album, Fragments Of A Rainy Season, on Double Six/Domino … A Very British Synthesizer Group is a three-LP/two-CD anthology featuring the work of the Human League, due out from UMe on November 18.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Tom Petty, Flaming Lips, Decemberists, Doors, Mark Eitzel And More

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Two companion vinyl boxed sets featuring the complete studio work of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is due out from UMe and Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut. The Compete Studio Albums Volume I (1976-1991) will be released December 9, while The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014) will be released November 25 … Oczy Mlody, the long-awaited new album from the Flaming Lips, is set for a January 13 release via Warner Bros. The band will embark on a world tour in support next month … The Decemberists will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2006 album The Crane Wife on December 9 with a limited-edition deluxe vinyl boxed set (complete with the original album, b-sides, bonus tracks, outtakes, demos and a Blu-ray disc of a live performance) on Capitol/UMe … Rhino/Bright Midnight Archives will issue recently discovered early live recordings from the Doors, London Fog 1966, on December 9. The set will contain the tracks (believed to be the earliest Doors tracks to exist) on CD and vinyl, along with unseen photos and memorabilia … On December 9, lost Jeff Healey material, including five rare studio tracks and a 1999 live concert, will see the light of day as Holding On: A Heal My Soul Companion, via Mascot Label Group … The latest Horse Thief album, Trials And Truths, is due out from Bella Union on January 27. The band will tour North America later this fall in support … Hey Mr Ferryman is the 10th solo album from Mark Eitzel, and it will be available from Merge on January 27.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Ben Lee, Afghan Whigs, Ween, Nightmares On Wax, Tinariwen And More

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Freedom, Love & The Recuperation Of The Human Mind is Ben Lee’s 11th studio LP, due out October 21. The release will be commemorated with U.S. album-release shows in New York City and Los Angeles this fall … The 20th anniversary of the Afghan Whigs’ Black Love will be celebrated November 25 (Record Store Day Black Friday) with a remastered and expanded edition from Rhino. It includes the full album along with nine previously unreleased demos, outtakes and studio jam sessions … Ween has announced the November 18 release of its first live album since 2008, GodWeenSatan: Live. The LP was recorded at just days after 9/11 at the band’s fave local bar in New Hope, Pa. … Omnivore will issue two Buckaroos compilations this December: The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966 by Buck Owens And The Buckaroos on December 9 and Don Rich And The BuckaroosGuitar Pickin’ Man on December 16 … On November 25, Nightmares On Wax’s Ground Floor EP will be available from Warp, with a worldwide DJ club tour to follow in December … Elwan, the latest release from Tinariwen, is set for a February 10 release via Anti-. It features appearances by Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney, Alain Johannes and Mark Lanegan.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Heart, Hank Williams, Who, Priests, Pere Ubu And More

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The 15th album from Brian Jonestown Massacre, Third World Pyramid, is due out from A Recordings on October 28 … Heart’s first-ever performance at the Royal Albert Hall, along with accompaniment by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and digital formats on December 2 via Eagle Rock … 20 Of Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits is, unsurprisingly, a compilation of Hank Williams’ most iconic songs of his career. It will be released on vinyl now via Mercury Nashville/UMe … UMe will issue a five-disc, super-deluxe edition boxed set of the Who’s My Generation on November 18 … On January 27, the debut full-length from Priests, Nothing Feels Natural, will be released via the bands’ Sister Polygon label … The June 2016 performance by Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow in Germany will be available as Memories In Rock: Live In Germany from Eagle Rock on November 18 … Last Of The Mississippi Jukes, Robert Mugge’s film featuring Morgan Freeman, will be released as a special edition DVD on October 21 by MVD … George Michael has announced the reissue of Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 on Sony Music, in honor of the album’s 25th birthday … Fire will reissue three Pere Ubu albums—New Picnic Time, The Art Of Walking and Song Of The Bailing Man—on December 9.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: His Name Is Alive, Stevie Nicks, Tim Buckley, Gillian Welch, Soundgarden, Steve Earle, Sex Pistols, Loretta Lynn, Elvis Presley, Joan Of Arc, David Gray, Berwanger And More

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His Name Is Alive has announced the November 11 release of Patterns Of Light via Light In The Attic … Deluxe editions of Stevie Nicks’ first two solo albums, Bella Donna and The Wild Heart, will be available from Rhino on November 4. She’ll kick off her 24 Karat Gold tour with the Pretenders later this month … Wings: The Complete Singles 1966-1974 is a collection of Tim Buckley’s tracks from his nine albums, including b-sides as well as a never-before-released track, due out from Omnivore on November 18 … Mercury/UMe will reissue Duane Allman’s out-of-print posthumous career retrospective, Anthology, on vinyl on October 28 … On November 25, Gillian Welch will issue Boots No 1: The Official Revival Bootleg via her Alcony Records, in celebration of her album Revival’s 20th birthday … Soundgarden’s 1991 album Badmotorfinger will get the deluxe treatment by UMe/A&M for its 25th anniversary, with the November 28 release of a seven-disc package including the remastered original albumk, unreleased studio outtakes, live recordings and more … The 30th anniversary of Steve Earle’s debut album, Guitar Town, will be commemorated with the October 14 release of a deluxe edition from MCA Nashville/UMe. Earle will play the album in its entirety at several North American shows this fall … God Save Sex Pistols will be reissued as deluxe editions on October 21 in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols’ debut single “Anarchy In The U.K.” Edited by Johan Kugelberg with John Savage & Glenn Terry, the enhanced version of the Rizzoli publication will include never-before seen photos, album artwork, handwritten letters and more … Legacy just issued White Christmas Blue, the new holiday album from Loretta Lynn … October 21 will see the release of a new Elvis Presley album, The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, via Legacy. It will feature old vocal performances by Presley alongside brand-new orchestral accompaniment … Joan Of Arc’s first new album in five years, He’s God The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands, will be available from Joyful Noise on January 20 … In conjunction with the October 28 release of David Gray’s The Best Of (IHT/Kobalt), he’ll hit the road for a run of North American tour dates in November … Live In Berlin chronicles Gregory Porter’s May concert at the Philharmonie Berlin, and it will be released by Eagle Rock on November 18 in multiple formats … Cooking Vinyl will issue the collaborative album between Paul Kelly And Charlie Owen, Death’s Dateless Night, on October 7 … November 4 marks the release of Berwanger’s new LP, Exorcism Rock, on Doghouse … Jean-Michel Jarre will release new studio album Oxygene 3 on December 2 via Sony.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Peter Doherty, David Bowie, Hope Sandoval, Rolling Stones, Matt Pond PA, Mike Watt, David Bazan, Bob Dylan And More

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Hamburg Demonstrations, the new album from Peter Doherty, is due out from BMG/Clouds Hill on December 2 … Columbia/Legacy will issue a collection of David Bowie singles, David Bowie Legacy, in multiple formats on November 11 … The third album from Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions, Until The Hunter, will be released November 4 on their own Tendril Tales label via INgrooves … The Clean has announced the December 2 deluxe reissue of 2001 album Getaway via Merge … On November 11, the Rolling Stones’ new concert film Havana Moon, featuring the band’s March 25 Havana performance, will be released in multiple formats by Eagle Rock … Winter Lives is the latest full-length from matt pond PA and is set for a November 11 release with East Coast tour dates to follow … Columbia/Legacy will release “ring spiel” tour ’95, featuring recordings from Mike Watt’s 1995 solo tour, on November 11 … A 10-song Christmas album by David Bazan, Dark Sacred Night, will be available November 11 via Suicide Squeeze … The Pack A.D’s new album, Positive Thinking, is due out from Cadence on November 11. The duo will tour North America this fall in support … October 21 will see the release of a deluxe edition of Sia’s This Is Acting on Monkey Puzzle/RCA and will include seven additional tracks … Wonderland is the upcoming holiday album by Sarah McLachlan, which will be available from Verve on October 21 … Concord Bicycle has announced the October 28 release of The Independent Years: 1983-2004, Social Distortion’s first-ever vinyl boxed set containing the band’s independent releases … A 36-CD boxed set featuring every known recording from Bob Dylan’s 1966 concert tours, Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings, will be available on November 11 via Columbia/Legacy … Major Stars has announced their first new album in four years, Motion Set, which is set for a November 11 release via Drag City … The 40th anniversary of the Band’s final concert, The Last Waltz, will be celebrated on November 11 with four new anniversary editions from Rhino … On November 11, a career-spanning anthology album featuring the work of Robbie Robertson, Testimony, will be released by UMe as an accompaniment to Robertson’s memoir of the same name … 1968 is a collection of never-before-heard and rare recordings from Marvin Gardens, set for a November 11 release by High Moon … Morr Music will issue A Beat Of Silence, the new album by Rayon (a.k.a, the Nowist’s Markus Archer), on November 11 … The final performance by Mötley Crüe, which took place Dec. 31, 2015, will be available on The End: Live In Los Angeles on November 4 from Eagle Rock.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Leonard Cohen, Jim James, Wolf People, Alejandro Escobedo, Beatles, Bash & Pop, Tori Amos, Moby, Neil Diamond And More

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Leonard Cohen has announced the October 21 release of his 14th studio album, You Want It Darker, via Columbia … Eternally Even, the second solo LP from My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, is set for a November 4 release on ATO/Capitol … Jagjaguwar will issue the new Wolf People album, Ruins, on November 11 … On October 28, Alejandro Escovedo will release new LP Burn Something Beautiful via Fantasy … Ron Howard-directed Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from Polygram and Capitol/UMe on November 18 … Bash & Pop, the band Tommy Stinson started following the Replacements’ first split in 1991, will reunite, and Fat Possum is issuing its sophomore album in early 2017. The bands original 1993 album, Friday Night Is Killing Me, will be reissued on vinyl for the first time in January by Sire/Reprise … Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings is a six-CD collection chronicling Otis Redding’s three-night 1966 performance at the famed Sunset Strip venue. It’s due out from Amoeba on October 23 … Sub Pop will reissue the long-unavailable discography of TAD as deluxe remastered editions complete with rare, unreleased and alternate recordings. God’s Balls, Salt Lick and 8-Way Santa will be available November 4 … January 27 will see the release of Living In The Shadows, a four-disc boxed set containing Bert Jansch’s three studio albums from the ’90s (The Ornamental Tree, When The Circus Comes To Town, Toy Balloon) as well as a disc of unreleased material, on Earth … The 20th anniversary of Tori Amos’ Boys For Pele will be celebrated with the November 18 of a two-CD deluxe edition via Rhino … Moby & The Void Pacific Choir’s long-awaited album These Systems Are Failing will see the light of day October 14 from via … Acoustic Christmas is a new holiday album from Neil Diamond, due out from Capitol on October 28 … UMe will reissue the full back catalog of Crowded House in celebration of the band’s 30th birthday. The seven studio albums will be available November 18 as two-CD packages as well as on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl … November 18 will see the release of Miranda Lambert’s first new album in two years, The Weight Of These Wings, from RCA … A deluxe six-LP/three-CD collection of DJ Shadow’s 1996 debut album Endtroducing….. will be available from Island on October 28 … Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic) will release his latest solo album, A Hand Through The Cellar Door, on November 11 via Secretly Canadian … Superheroes, Ghostvillains & Stuff is the new live LP from the Notwist, due out from Sub Pop on October 14.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Hold Steady, She & Him, Loretta Lynn, Iggy Pop, Nada Surf, Depeche Mode, Lady Gaga, Black Sabbath, Traveling Wilburys And More

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Deluxe editions of the Hold Steady’s first two LPs, Almost Killed Me and Separation Sunday, will be released on CD and vinyl, complete with previously unreleased bonus material, on November 11 via Frenchkiss … She & Him have announced the October 28 release of Christmas Party, the duo’s second Christmas album, on Columbia … White Christmas Blue is the upcoming Christmas album from Loretta Lynn, due out from Legacy on October 7 … Eagle Rock will issue Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall, in multiple formats on October 28 … October 28 will also see the release of the first career-spanning Roy Orbison anthology, The Ultimate Collection, from Legacy … A new live album from Nada Surf, Peaceful Ghosts (Live With The Babelsberg Film Orchestra), will be released October 28 by Barsuk … The Growlers will issue City Club via Cult on September 30 … Big Boat, the latest album from Phish, is set for an October 7 release on the band’s own JEMP label … Sony will issue the first-ever career-spanning anthology of Depeche Mode’s music videos. Video Singles Collection is due out on November 11 as a three-DVD DigiPak … On October 21, the fifth studio album by Lady Gaga, Joanne, will be released by Interscope Records … A limited-edition six-double-LP vinyl boxed set containing all of Black Eyed Peas’ studio albums, The Complete Vinyl Collection, will be released by UMe on September 30 … Lisa Loeb’s new album, Feel What U Feel, will be available October 7 exclusively on Amazon Music … Paranoid, the 1970 second album by Black Sabbath, will be reissued as a super deluxe edition by Rhino on November 11 … Polyvinyl is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the November 25 release of Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl, which will feature tracks by Beach Slang, the Dodos, Deerhoof, of Montreal and more covering tracks by bands from the label’s catalogue … November 11 marks the release of Kristin Hersch’s new double-CD/book combination, Wyatt At The Coyote Palace, via Omnibus … The sixth album by Miranda Lambert, The Weight Of These Wings, is set for a November 18 release on RCA … Sweetback’s self-titled debut turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, Legacy will reissue the album on limited-edition vinyl October 28 … The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 and The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3, the two albums recorded by the Traveling Wilburys (comprised of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan), will be reissued by Concord Bicycle on October 14 … Descendant/RCA will issue the second album by Colony House, Only The Lonely, on January 13 … On November 11, Omnivore will release High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective, containing the work of NRBQ.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Yoko Ono, Robert Pollard, Nouvelle Vague, Midlake, Pretenders, Papa M And More

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Chimera Music and Secretly Canadian have announced their Yoko Ono reissue project, with the first installment taking place November 11 with the release of Two Virgins, Life With The Lions and Plastic Ono BandESP Ohio, Robert Pollard’s new group, will release Starting Point Of The Royal Cyclopean on November 18 via Rockathon … Athol Brose is a four-song EP by Nouvelle Vague, out now via Kwaidan/!K7. It precedes the November 4 release of the band’s new full-length, I Could Be Happy … The first solo Christmas album by Frankie Valli, ‘Tis The Seasons, will be available from Rhino on October 14 … On November 11, Sting’s new album, 57th And 9th, will be released via A&M/Interscope … Bella Union will reissue Midlake’s The Trials Of Van Occupanther on October 28, in honor of the album’s 10th anniversary. The deluxe reissue will also feature a bonus seven-inch containing previously unreleased tracks and more … The Pretenders’ first new album in more than five years, Alone, is set for an October 21 release on BMG … The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will feature Elvis Presley’s vocals accompanied by brand-new orchestral arrangements, due out from Legacy on October 21 … The latest installment of Omnivore’s Blind Boys Of Alabama reissue initiative will be the November 4 release of Go Tell It On The Mountain and Atom Bomb … October 21 marks the release of the deluxe reissue of The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler’s iconic 1972 debut, from Rhino … Papa M will return on November 11 with the release of Highway Songs on Drag City … The Art Of Elegance is an album of American Songbook classics performed by Kristin Chenoweth, due out from Concord on September 23.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Kings Of Leon, Sleigh Bells, Beach Boys, Sword, Tim Buckley, Whores., Martha Wainwright, Frank Sinatra, Bon Jovi And More

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Walls, the seventh studio album from Kings Of Leon, is set for an October 14 release on RCA … Sleigh Bells has announced the November 11 release of its first new album in three years, Jessica Rabbit, via the band’s own Torn Clean label … October 10 is the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys’ song “Good Vibrations,” and Capitol/UMe will honor the occasion with the release of a 12-inch sunburst vinyl EP … Razor & Tie will issue the new acoustic album by the Sword, Low Country, on September 23. The band is touring North America this fall in support … Thirteen previously unreleased acoustic tracks by Tim Buckley will see the light of day October 21 as Lady, Give Me Your Key from Light In The Attic … CRX is a new band fronted by the Strokes’ Nick Valensi, and it will release debut album New Skin via Columbia on October 28 … Gold is the latest LP from Whores., due out October 28 via Entertainment One … On November 11, Martha Wainwright will release her new album Goodnight City on PIAS … Eagle Rock will issue the next installment of The Frank Sinatra Collection on September 23 with three DVDs containing iconic performances by Frank Sinatra: Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back/The Main Event, At the Royal Albert Hall/Sinatra In Japan and Happy Holidays With Frank & Bing/Vintage Sinatra. Sinatra will also be honored October 21 with UMe’s release of a four-CD/DVD boxed set, World On A String … John Prine, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush and more make guest appearances on the new concert album celebrating the 50th birthday of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band And Friends—Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years. It will be released by NGDB on September 30 … The Flat Five has announced the October 14 release of debut album It’s A World Of Love And Hope on Bloodshot … Feel Like Going Home is a Charlie Rich tribute album, featuring Charlie Rich, Jr., Shooter Jennings, Jim Lauderdale, Preston Shannon and others. It’s due out October 14 on Memphis International … On November 18, a deluxe version of Jethro Tull’s second album Stand Up will be released by Parlophone. Stand Up (The Elevated Edition) will contain rare and previously unreleased music as well as 1969 live footage … Island/UMG will issue Bon Jovi’s 14th studio album, This House Is Not For Sale, on October 21 … The first-ever DVD release of Bryan Adams’ iconic 1996 performance at Wembley Stadium will take place October 14, when Eagle Rock issues Wembley 1996 Live.

—Emily Costantino

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