2014 New Music Releases
If this list of 2014 new-music releases is any indication, classic-rock fans are in for a very good year in terms of both new albums and reissues.
We've already been told to expect new 2014 studio albums from artists such as Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, U2, Robert Plant and many more. There's also been confirmation of new box sets from the Small Faces, Michael Bloomfield and the Beatles.
Of course, the big fish that's expected to hit our shores (and lighten our wallets considerably) this year is Jimmy Page's much-promised revisiting of the entire Led Zeppelin catalog. Reportedly, this will include a box-set version of each album, complete with unreleased studio and live songs.
You will find all the dates for 2014's new music releases below. Click on the highlighted titles below to get more information on each project.
We’ll keep updating this list throughout the year, so be sure to check back frequently!
2014 New Music Releases:
Blood, Sweat & Tears, 'The Complete Columbia Singles'
Peter Gabriel, 'Scratch My Back & I'll Scratch Yours'
Grateful Dead, 'Dick's Picks, Vol. 10 - Winterland Arena, Dec. 29, 1977)
The Beatles, 'The U.S. Albums' (13-CD box set)
The Doors, 'R-Evolution' (DVD)
David Crosby, 'Croz' (first solo album in two decades)
Metallica, 'Through the Never' (2013 concert / concept film)
Red Dragon Cartel, 'Red Dragon Cartel' (with Jake E. Lee)
Small Faces, 'Here Come the Nice: The Immediate Years 1967-1969' (box set)
Michael Bloomfield, 'From His Head to His Heart to His Hands' (box set)
Steve Miller Band, 'Live at the Carousel Ballroom...'
Paul Rodgers, 'The Royal Sessions' (soul covers album)
Ringo Starr, 'Octopus's Garden' (children's book)
Rainbow, 'The Rainbow Singles Box'
Allman Brothers Band, 'Boston Commons 8-17-71'
Allman Brothers Band, 'One Way Out: The Inside History..' (Book)
Benmont Tench, 'You Should Be So Lucky' (from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Heart, 'Fanatic Live From Caesars Colosseum' (DVD, Blu-ray, CD)
Johnny Winter, 'True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story' (box set)
Various Artists, 'Muscle Shoals' (documentary featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards..)
Eric Carmen, 'The Essential Eric Carmen' (with new song 'Brand New Year')
The Who, 'Sensation: The Story of the Who's 'Tommy'' (DVD)
Bachman Turner Overdrive, 'Not Fragile' (40th Anniversary Edition) (2-CD and Vinyl)
Dukes of September, 'The Dukes of September Live' DVD
Rod Stewart, 'Live 1976-1988: Tonight's the Night' (box set)
UFO, 'The Complete Studio Albums 1974-1986' (box set)
Elton John, 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' (deluxe editions)
Joni Mitchell, 'Woman of Heart & Mind + Painting With Words and Music'
Lou Reed, 'Classic Albums: Transformer + Live at Montreux 2000'
Various Artists, 'Bob Dylan in the '80s: Volume One'
The Who, 'Tommy' (deluxe vinyl edition)
Deep Purple, 'Live in California '74'
Kiss, 'Alive!,' 'Animalize,' Destroyer,' 'Dressed to Kill,' 'Dynasty,' 'Hotter Than Hell,'
'Kiss,' 'Lick it Up,' 'Revenge' and 'Unmasked' - vinyl reissues
Brian May and Kerry Ellis, 'The Candlelight Concerts' (Blu-ray)
Various Artists, 'This is Your Life' (Ronnie James Dio tribute album)
Various Artists, 'Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne'
April 19 (Record Store Day)
Aerosmith, ‘Draw the Line’ — RSD First Release
Aerosmith, ‘Night in the Ruts’ — RSD First Release
Aerosmith, ‘Rock in a Hard Place’ — RSD First Release
Aerosmith, ‘Rocks’ — RSD First Release
Allman Brothers Band, 'Selections from: Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992'
The Animals, 'The Animals' EP
David Bowie, '1984' (vinyl single)
Eric Carmen, 'Brand New Year / Starting Over' (single)
Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'The '69 Singles'
Devo, 'Live at Max's Kansas City'
Devo, 'Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig'
The Doors, 'Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine' (swirled vinyl)
Dream Theater, ‘Illumination Theory’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Fishbone, ‘Fishbone’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Fleetwood Mac, 'Dragonfly / The Purple Dancer'
Genesis, 'From Genesis to Revelation'
Grateful Dead, 'Live at Hampton Coliseum'
Jimi Hendrix, ‘Live at Monterey’ — RSD First Release
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 'Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth'
Motorhead, ‘Aftershock’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Mudhoney, ‘On Top’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Nirvana, ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Gram Parsons, '180 Gram: Alternate Takes from 'GP' and 'Grevious Angel'
The Pogues, ‘Live with Joe Strummer’ — RSD Exclusive Release
The Ramones, ‘Meltdown with the Ramones’ — RSD Exclusive Release
The Sonics / Mudhoney, ‘Bad Betty / I Like it Small’ — RSD Limited Run
Soundgarden, ‘Superunknown: The Singles’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Bruce Springsteen, ‘American Beauty‘ (new four-song EP)
The Stranglers, ‘Peaches / Go Buddy Go’ — RSD Limited Run
The Velvet Underground, ‘Loaded’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Frank Zappa, 'Don't Eat the Yellow Snow' (single)
Sebastian Bach, 'Give 'Em Hell'
Joe Satriani, 'The Complete Studio Recordings'
Kiss, 'Asylum,' 'Creatures of the Night,' 'Love Gun,' 'MTV Unplugged,' 'Psycho Circus' (vinyl)
Rolling Stones, '12x5,' 'Get Yer Ya-Yas Out!,' and 'Through the Past, Darkly' (clear vinyl)
Joe Satriani, 'Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir' (book)
Styx and Foreigner, 'The Soundtrack of Summer' (compilation)
Various Artists, 'All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman'
Blondie, 'Ghosts of Download' (New Album)
Blondie, 'Blondie 4(0) Ever' - (Re-recorded best-of)
Deep Purple, 'The Many Faces of Deep Purple'
Dio, 'Live in London Hammersmith Apollo 1993'
Down, 'Down IV - Part Two'
John Mayall, 'A Special Life'
War, 'Evolutionary' (1st new album in 20 years)
California Breed, 'Califronia Breed' (Glenn Hughes / Jason Bonham)
Deep Purple, 'Made in Japan' (Deluxe Edition)
Billy Joel, 'A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia'
Roy Orbison, 'Mystery Girl: Deluxe' (25th Anniversary Edition)
Neal Schon, 'So U'
Rob Zombie, 'The Zombie Horror Picture Show'
Kiss, 'Kiss 40' - two-disc best-of compilation
Kiss, 'Rock and Roll Over,' 'Alive III,' Music from the Elder,' 'Crazy Nights,' 'Hot in the Shade,'
Alive!: The Millenium Concert,' 'Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions' (vinyl)
Neil Young, 'A Letter Home' (deluxe edition)
Alice Cooper, 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' (documentary, deluxe version available)
Led Zeppelin, 'I,' 'II,' and 'III' remastered, various formats including 'Super Deluxe' Box Sets
Marcus Hook Roll Band, 'Tales of Old Grand-Daddy' (feat. pre-AC/DC Young Brothers)
Nazareth, 'Rock 'n' Roll Telephone'
Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), 'The Ceaseless Sight'
Soundgarden, 'Superunknown' (Deluxe Edition)
The Babys, 'I'll Have Some of That'
Ginger Baker, 'Why?'
The Beatles, 'A Hard Days Night' (Criterion Blu-ray / DVD)
Jackson Browne, 'Late for the Sky' (40th Anniversary Edition)
Peter Frampton, 'Hummingbird in a Box'
Peter Gabriel, 'Back to Front: Live' (concert film)
Judas Priest, 'Redeemer of Souls'
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 'Hypnotic Eye'
Ace Frehley, 'Space Invader'
Robert Plant, TBD (details here)
Slash, 'World on Fire'
Joe Perry, 'Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith' (autobiography)
AC/DC (details here)
Alice Cooper, (covers album, details here)
Deep Purple (details here)
Doobie Brothers (all-star country record)
Sammy Hagar, 'Light Roast'
Don Henley, 'Cass Country'
Billy Idol, 'BFI'
John Mellencamp, 'Plain Spoken'
U2 (details here)
Brian Wilson (details here)