Green Day – Revolution Radio (Oct 7)
It’s been four years since Green Day released their 3-album opus Uno! Dos! Tre!, an experience that took so much out of them that they took 4 years off to recover. The album trilogy was a return to the band’s more fun, pop punk side but it looks like that didn’t work for them. Now they’re back to the political stuff they did on “American Idiot” and “21st Century Breakdown”, and if the first single “Bang Bang” is any indication, that’s where they should be!
Oasis – Be Here Now Reissue (Oct 7)
Oasis may no longer be a band, but they continue to re-issue releases from their back catalog and die hard fans keep buying them (like me!) The Chasing The Sun edition of their 1997 album “Be Here Now” comes with a bonus disc of all the b-sides from that era, and disc of the famed “Mustique Demos” recorded by Noel Gallagher in 1996. If you feel like spending over 100 bucks, the Super Deluxe Edition is also available!
Third Eye Blind – We Are Drugs EP (Oct 7)
Coming off the success of their 2015 comeback album “Dopamine”, 3eb are issuing a new 7-song EP that is the quickest turn around between records they’ve ever had. After touring non-stop over the last few years and a few member changes, Stephan Jenkins and 3eb have found their creative mojo and the first single “Company of Strangers” is classic, catchy Third Eye Blind!
Kings of Leon – Walls (Oct 14)
I really dig Kings of Leon, but it’s been obvious over the last few records that the band was 100 percent into what they were doing. They’ve promised in the press that they’ve recovered their passion on this new record, and I hope they have. Kings of Leon know how to write a catchy and memorable rock song, and we need more of that in 2016.
Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues (Oct 21)
Jimmy Eat World are a band you can count on. They’ve been going strong for 3 decades now, releasing catchy and rifftastic music that gets better with every album. The first single “Sure and Certain” is classic Jimmy Eat World and harkens back to the band’s 2004 opus “Futures” which is never a bad thing!
The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For (Oct 21)
There aren’t a lot of ladies fronting hard rock bands right now, but Taylor Momsen has some serious rock chops! The band’s last effort “Going To Hell” was one of the more solid, straight ahead hard rock records of the last few years and hopefully this follow up can live up to it.
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (Nov 18)
It’s been eight years since Metallica’s last studio album “Death Magnetic”, and now they are finally ready to rise again! Not many bands can keep fans on the hook for eight years while they make new music, but it looks like Metallica is rewarding their patience with a double album that could be the band’s heaviest yet. From the short 3 minute metal burst of “Hardwired” to what the band promises will longer, more intricate tracks fans have come to expect, it looks like Metallica may rule the latter half of 2016 into 2017!