With the world basically being torn apart at the seams, we need good music now more than ever to help bring us together. Unfortunately, the amount of quality rock music being released now-a-days is pretty slim.

However, there are a few hard working pioneers out there who are keeping rock-n-roll alive. Today we’re going to take a look at the most anticipated rock albums that are set to be released sometime within the next year.

Paul McCartney – Egypt Station

Of course Sir McCartney had to make the list. The man is perhaps the hardest working and longest-serving member of the rock-n-roll elite. Need I go on?

Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog

These guys are awesome. Being a 90s kid myself, I love grunge music. It’s aggressive, in-your-face, and cathartic. I’m looking forward to see what these guys have in store for us.

Whitesnake – Flesh And Blood

Personally, I always think it’s cool when a band can survive as long as these guys have and still sound as good as they do. David Coverdale is one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time. Their upcoming album should be awesome.

Prince – Piano And A Microphone

Of course, the man himself had to be on this list. He may have passed away in 2016, but he had so much unreleased music that we’re still getting albums from him. Pretty cool. Thanks Prince.

Lenny Kravitz – Raise Vibration

Lenny is basically the Jimi Hendrix of our generation. His tasteful, energetic guitar playing and soulful voice make for the perfect combination. This album should be good.

Tool – (Title Unknown)

That’s right. I saved the best for last. Tool is hands down the most intelligent and imaginative band of all time – bar none. If you don’t agree, you’re just wrong. They’re more cerebral than Pink Floyd and Rush combined (I don’t say that lightly. I love both of those bands.)

By the time the new Tool record is released next year it will have been 13 long, painful years since we’ve heard any new music from the band. Needless to say the anticipation is pretty high.

When this album is released I’m going to take a couple of days off of work and lock myself in a dark room with nothing but this album, some trippy strobe lights, and surround sound speakers. It’s going to be wonderful.