Rock music fans if your bank account is still full after Christmas shopping, you might want to put aside some extra dollars. While it’s still early, 2019 is looking like it will have a treasure trove of new releases from new and established acts.
On the schedule thus far are potential releases from Bruce Springsteen, Sammy Hagar, Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne. Other long-standing artists such as, Heart, Bryan Adams, Whitesnake and Altitudes & Attitude – a new band featuring Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson and Anthrax’s Frank Bello – have already confirmed release dates.
From hints in recent interviews, it appears that Springsteen’s new album is all ready and waiting for release. He has said that his new work is “more of a solo record,” and that it is influenced by the “Southern California pop music of the ‘70s. Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Burt Bacharach – those kinds of records.”
Hagar’s latest project is the Circle, and features his former Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony as well as Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson. The new album, ‘Space Between,’ is tentatively scheduled for a January release.
Motley Crue’s new music will be four new songs, part of the soundtrack to the film adaptation of ‘The Dirt,’ which will premiere on Neftflix in March 2019. In October, Nikki Sixx tweeted, “I’m listening to the roughs of the new Motley Crue and it feels real and raw.”
Altitudes & Attitude will release ‘Get It Out’ on January 18. Guests include Ace Frehley, Gus G. of Ozzy Osbourne’s band and Nita Strauss from Alice Cooper’s group. You can listen to the track “Out Here” in the video link below.
Heart has also confirmed a Jan. 25 release date for a new concert film titled ‘Live in Atlantic City.’
Bryan Adams’ ‘Shine a Light’ and Queensryche’s ‘The Verdict’ are both due in March. Tool was also apparently nearing completion on a new studio project.
Whitesnake have confirmed that the title of their next release, their 13th, will be ‘Flesh & Blood.’ A release date has not been announced yet. There will also be an advance single titled “Shut Up & Kiss Me.” David Coverdale described this as the “best Whitesnake album,” adding “I know that’s cliched stuff, but I know what I’m talking about. I should after almost 50 years.”
There are also a few albums that have been mentioned in the past that fans are still waiting on: the untitled solo album from late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, an expected reunion of former Motley Crue bandmates Mick Mars and John Corabi and Wolfgang Van Halen’s long-rumored solo project.