New Album News
One rocker is remaking his hits for a new record, an old band drops their 20th album today, one new album is being pushed back until fall and one is returning to an old band for new material.
The new John Fogerty album, Wrote a Song for Everyone features his classic tracks reworked with new voices. Bob Seger sings Who'll Stop the Rain, Kid Rock does Born on the Bayou, Foo Fighters join John on Fortunate Son, country stars Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson also appear for Hot Rod Heart and Have You Ever Seen the Rain respectively and R&B songstress Jennifer Hudson teams up with John on Proud Mary. The album comes out October 9. John, meanwhile will be rocking with The Loon at Moondance Jam next month.
The highly anticipated 20th studio album from Rush called Clockwork Angels hits stores and iTunes today. It's being called a mix of "steampunk and alchemy" and it took them two years to make it. I've heard it sounds like classic Rush, so expect that big noise only those three can make. This is a concept album and their first since 2007. Rush will be doing a fall tour and playing Target Center in Minneapolis on September 24.
KISS says that their latest album is being delayed until fall. Monster will be in stores by the end of the year, but not as soon as they had hoped. Gene Simmons says that it's a band collaboration and this is the first time they've done something like this in years and promises that it will be worth the wait. You can see KISS and Motley Crue this summer at the Minnesota State Fair August 29.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse will ride again. Their new album, Americana came out last week and the new record will be born out of those jam sessions. Americana contains rocked up versions of folk music standards, but according to guitarist Frank Sampedro it will sound like classic Crazy Horse. There's no title yet, nor is there a release date, but Frank says the group is aiming for a fall release.