As October approaches, music fans should be aware of some exciting releases. For the most part, anniversary celebrations dominate the list, but there are also some notable original projects on the way.
Classic rocker Neil Young recently completed his first album in seven years with his seminal 1970s band, Crazy Horse. The result is ‘Colorado.’ Crazy Horse’s last album was 2012’s ‘Psychedelic Pill.’
Another old-time rocker, Ringo Starr, returns with his usual assortment of special guests and a new record titled, ‘What's My Name,’ on October 20th.
Former Santana and Journey co-founder, Greg Rolie, releases his first new studio album, ‘Sonic Ranch,’ in 18 years.
You could file this one under ‘where does he find the time?,’ but Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has a side project called, Down 'n' Outz, and they are set to release their third album, ‘This Is How We Roll,’ on October 4th.
Also on the list is the return of The Kinks with an expanded reissue of ‘Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)’ which includes three previously unreleased tracks and recordings made for an abandoned Dave Davies solo album.
Fans of 60’s rock should also look out for a deluxe edition of ‘The Soft Parade,’ the Doors' fourth album, which will include two CDs of bonus material.
Hard rockers, Whitesnake's six-CD/one-DVD reissue of ‘Slip of the Tongue’ includes their headlining performance at the Monsters of Rock Festival 1990