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In The News: Metallica, R.E.M., Whigs, Killers, Jane’s Addiction, Colin Newman, Rachel’s, American Football, John K. Samson And More

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The 11th studio album from Metallica, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, is set for a November 18 release via the band’s own Blackened Recordings … R.E.M. will commemorate the 25th birthday of Out Of Time on November 18 with the release of a special anniversary edition via Concord Bicycle … Live In Little Five is the new live album from by the Whigs, due out from New West on November 11. The band is currently touring the East Coast … Bong Load will reissue the Killers’ sophomore album, Sam’s Town, on vinyl on October 7 … On October 21, Jane’s Addiction will release a six-LP vinyl boxed set, Sterling Spoon, which will contain the albums Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual, as well as the 1990 live recording Live from The Palladium and a selection of rarities … The debut holiday LP by Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, The Christmas Album, will be available on October 21 from Omnivore … Scorpions’ never-before-released final concert from its Sting In The Tale world tour will see the light of day as Live In Munich 2012, due out from Eagle Rock on September 30 … Highway Prayer: A Tribute To Adam Carroll contains tracks by James McMurtry, Hayes Carll, Slaid Cleave and more honoring the work of Adam Carroll. It will be released October 28 via Eight 30 … Living Music Duplication will issue The Western Suite And Siesta Songs, a musical tribute to the Southwest by John Convertino (Calexico) and Naim Amor, on October 23 … On October 28, three of Colin Newman’s solo albums—A-Z, Provisionally Entitled The Singing Fish and Not To—will be reissued by his own imprint Sentient Sonics … The 18th album by Marillion, F E A R, is due out from earMUSIC on September 23 … 2003 Rachel’s album, systems/layers, will make its vinyl debut on October 28 via Quarterstick … EJ, the first all-acoustic solo album by Eric Johnson, is set for an October 7 release via Provogue … Polyvinyl will release American Football’s self-titled sophomore album—17 years after the band’s debut—on October 21 … October 21 will also see the release of Jacuzzi Boys’ fourth album, Ping Pong, via their own label Mag Mag … The new solo LP from the Weakerthan’s John K. Samson, Winter Wheat, will be available from Anti- on October 21 … Glen Phillips has announced the October 7 release of Swallowed By The NewReady Take One is a brand-new album of 14 unreleased studio performances by Erroll Garner, due out from Legacy/Octave Music Set on September 30.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Bon Iver, Dawes, Robert Pollard, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Big Star, Verve And More

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22, A Million is the third album from Bon Iver, due out from Jagjaguwar on September 30 … Dawes’ new LP, We’re All Gonna Die, is set for a September 16 release via the band’s own HUB Records. The group is currently touring the U.S. in support … Quasi Skateboards has teamed up with Guided By Voices’ Robert Pollard for a collaboration featuring Pollard’s collage art. The extremely limited edition skateboard will only be available in 200 stores and for mail-order until September 7 … Three more Pink Floyd albums will be released as a part of Pink Floyd Records’ vinyl reissue series. Atom Heart Mother, Meddle and Obscured By Clouds will be out September 26 … On October 21, the collaborative effort of Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis, Let It Be You, will be released by Reveal. The pair has also released a pair of videos from the album featuring Fred Armisen … Reprise Records has announced the September 6 reissue of four out-of-print Neil Young albums on vinyl: Time Fades Away, On The Beach, Tonight’s The Night and ZumaComplete Third is a three-CD set containing every demo, rough mix, alternate take and final master from the recording of Big Star’s Third, due out from Omnivore on October 14 … The new solo album from Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles, Poco), Leap Of Faith, will be released on September 23 via Benowen … The Verve’s 1995 second album, A Northern Soul, will be reissued by UMe on September 9 as a three-CD boxed set including rare and previously unreleased material … October 7 will see the release of the 50th anniversary deluxe edition of Otis Redding’s Complete And Unbelievable … The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul via Rhino … Third Man will release its highly anticipated book about the Stooges, Total Chaos: The Story Of The Stooges/As Told By Iggy Pop (by author Jeff Gold and contributors Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage), on November 15 … Concerto For Violin, Rock Band And String Orchestra is the first-ever classical work composed by R.E.M bassist Mike Mills. It’s due out October 14 on Orange Mountain Music … The Maverick’s new live album, All Night Live Volume 1, which captures several performances from 2015’s Mono Mundo Tour, will be released October 14 … The first new album from Boz Boorer in 10 years, Age Of Boom, will see the light of day on September 23 via Fabrique … On October 21, Rhino will celebrate the 20th birthday of Pantera’s The Great Southern Trendkill with the release of a two-disc anniversary edition complete with unreleased mixes, instrumentals and live recordings.

—Emily Costantino

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The Importance Of Being Ken

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Never one to let any dust settle on his continuing legacy as a DIY jack-of-all-trades, Ken Stringfellow is following up Posies reunion album Solid States and a successful string of pop-up shows with an acting gig.

Stringfellow is working with award-winning director Claudia Rorarius on a project dubbed Ken–The Movie, with shooting scheduled to begin this fall.

Ken–The Movie’s premise is just weird enough to require some explanation from its star. “The film isn’t biographical, it’s a fictional story starring a character played by me who resembles me in many respects,” says Stringfellow. “The story will interweave elements of my real life. In other words, we will blur the edge of story and biography—a kind of historical fiction, but taking place in the present, not the past.”

Crowdfunding for Ken–The Movieie is in its final days. Contribute here.

—Hobart Rowland

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In The News: Green Day, Faint, Placebo, Dillinger Escape Plan, Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Lambchop, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones And More

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Green Day’s new single “Bang Bang” is out now; look new album Revolution Radio on October 7 … The Shondes will release Brighton, the follow-up to 2013’s The Garden, on September 16 … The Faint will put out a new compilation, CAPSULE: 1999-2016, on September 30, with vinyl to follow October 28; new track “Skylab1979” is out now … The Shags 1969 record Philosophy Of The World is getting the reissue treatment, with a new video out as well … Eric Clapton has got a new live record, taken from a 2007 show with JJ Cale. It’s called Live In San Diego, and it comes out September 30 … Placebo has signed to Rise and announced an extensive retrospective, A Place For Us To Dream, due out October 7 … The Dillinger Escape Plan will take its final bow with Dissociation, which comes out October 14 … Kevin Devine has announced his ninth LP, Instigator, which comes out in the fall and coincides a tour featuring Pinegrove, Petal and Julien Baker … Norah Jones will return October 7 with Day Glow, which sees Jones returning to the piano … Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam have shared “In A Black Out,” a new song from their September 23 release I Had A Dream That You Were Mine ..Wyclef Jean will return after seven years with the new J’ouvert on September 30. The EP will lead into forthcoming album Carnival III … Peter Gabriel will reissue his live album and DVD Still Growing Up Live on September 16; it will also get the Blu-ray treatment alongside previous film  Growing Up Live … Twisted Sister will get a new compilation, Best Of The Atlantic Years, on August 28, including an unreleased cover of “Born To Be Wild” … Southern Culture On The Skids will release The Electric Pinecones on September 16 via Kudzu … Kristin Chenoweth will release an album of American Songbook covers, The Art Of Elegance, on September 24 … Jimi Hendrix‘s 1969 debut performance with Band Of Gypsys will be released in the form of Machine Gun on September 30 … Lambchop is releasing a new record called FLOTUS, and a new song “The Hustle” is out now … Errol Garner will have some recordings see the light of day on September 30 with Ready Take One … The Radio Dept.’s Running Out Of Love will come out October 21 on Labrador … The Orb has shared “5th Dimensions”; COW/Chill Out, World! comes out October 14 … All Get Out will release Nobody Likes a Quitter—its first LP since 2011’s The Season—this fall via Bad Timing … Bad Boy’s 20th anniversary boxed set is out now … A “Classic Sounds” DVD commemorating The Beach Boys’ classic Pet Sounds will come out September 23 … The Rolling Stones’s catalog is getting the mono vinyl reissue treatment September 30 … Jack White’s Acoustic Recordings will come out September 9 … Joyce Manor will release Cody via Epitaph on October 7; new song “Fake ID” is out now.

—Jordan T. Walsh

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In The News: Conor Oberst, Pete Townshend, Bell X1, Dwight Yoakum, Regina Spector, Korn, Big Star, Purling Hiss, Warpaint, Killers, Brian Wilson, Nouvelle Vague, Game Theory And More

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Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst is releasing Ruminations, the follow-up to Upside Down Mountain, on October 14 … Pete Townshend’s Deep End will issue a 1986 live recording in the form of Face The Face on September 16 … Irish act Bell X1 is releasing ARMS, its seventh studio album, on October 14 … A previously unreleased version of “Wildflowers,” a song written by Dolly Parton and performed by Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstaldt, Emmylou Harris), is now out in the world for your listening consumption; catch it on the new Trio: The Complete Collection, available September 9 … Putting together a team of bluegrass stars, Dwight Yoakam will unleash his record Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars on September 23, a reimagining of classic tunes from the genre … The incomparable Regina Spector is back with a new release, Remember Us To Life, out September 30 on Sire … Korn returns with The Serenity Of Suffering on October 21 … ’70s Memphis rockers Big Star will have their story documented in Isolated In The Light, a photo book that will illustrate their career with the help of graphic designer Fabrice Couillerot and photographer Donna Ranieri … Purling Hiss will put out a new record, High Bias, via Drag City on October 14 … An Everly Brothers documentary called Harmonies From Heaven is out on DVD/Blu-Ray September 9 … Luke Haines will release his new record, Smash The System, October 7 … Warpaint will issue Heads Up on September 23 … The Killers will finally reissue underrated sophomore LP Sam’s Town on vinyl for its 10th anniversary this fall … Brian Wilson is still cranking out records, with a new one called Brian Wilson And Friends (based on PBS’s Soundstage), coming out in CD/DVD form on December 12 … Nouvelle Vague is coming at you September 2 with new EP Athol Brose, featuring Cocteau Twins, Oliver Libaux, Joy Division and Buzzcocks covers … Three records by Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet will get a second life on September 16 via Yep Roc … Omnivore will go on with its Game Theory reissue campaign with a reissue of The Big Shot Chronicles … Singer/Songwriter John Prine will celebrate his 70th birthday, and put out his new LP, For Better, Or Worse, this fall … KT Turnstall will issue fifth record KIN on September 9 … Vinyl Reissue Alert: Don McLean re-pressed 1979’s American Pie for your analogue love … Bob Weir will unleash Blue Mountain via Columbia on September 9; he’s backed by members of the National … And last, but certainly not least, pop star Britney Spears will put out her ninth studio album, Glory, on August 26.

—Jordan T. Walsh

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In The News: David Bowie, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Nina Simone, Pansy Division, Connells And More

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The second installment in a series of David Bowie boxed sets will be issued by Parlophone on September 23. Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will contain all of his material from his “American” phase as well as a previously unreleased 1974 album called The Gouster … Big Brother has announced the third release in Oasis’ “Chasing The Sun: 1993-1997” series. Be Here Now, the band’s 1997 album, will be reissued on October 7 complete with previously unreleased demos and b-sides … Pink Floyd will release a deluxe 27-disc boxed set, The Early Years—1965-1972, on November 11 via Sony. It contains never before released material from the very beginning of the band’s career … What Happened, Miss Simone? is an Oscar-nominated Nina Simone documentary, and it will be released on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats on September 2 by Eagle Rock … On November 4, Mick Harvey will release volume four of his Serge Gainsbourg translations, Intoxicated Women, on Mute … The latest album from Blackberry Smoke, Like An Arrow, will be available from Earache on October 14 … Lotuspool will reissue Poster Children’s Daisychain Reaction on September 30 in honor of the album’s 25th birthday … Journey’s 2009 live release, Live In Manila, will be reissued by Eagle Rock on September 9 on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats … Quite Contrary is the ninth studio album from Pansy Division, due out via Alternative Tentacles on September 9 … September 9 will also see the release of the first-ever best-of collection from the Connells, Stone Cold Yesterday: Best Of The Connells, via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord … A career-spanning vinyl LP boxed set featuring the solo work of Sting, The Studio Collection, is set for a September 30 release from A&M/Interscope … Madfish will issue a 22-disc boxed set celebrating the work of Steve Hillage, Searching For The Spark, on October 21 … Deep Purple’s 2002 performance at the NEC will be available on DVD and digital formats as Live At The NEC. It will be out August 26 via Eagle Rock.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Wilco, Against Me!, Rachael Yamagata, Led Zeppelin, Beatles And More

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Schmilco is the aptly titled 10th studio album from Wilco, due out from the band’s own dBpm Records on September 9 … Temple Of The Dog—the supergroup consisting of Chris Cornell, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron—has announced its reunion for its first-ever tour since forming in 1990. The jaunt will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band’s only album, which will be reissued by UMe on September 30 … Total Treble/INgrooves will issue the new Against Me! album, Shape Shift With Me, on Septemer 16 … On September 23, the new album from Rachael Yamagata, Tightrope Walker, will be available from Frankenfish/Thirty Tigers … Nearly 20 years after its original release, Led Zeppelin will unveil The Complete BBC Sessions, an updated version of a two-disc set of live recordings from the bands’ appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. Due out on September 16 from Atlantic/Swan Song in multiple formats, the collection will feature newly remastered tracks as well as eight previously unreleased BBC recordings … Zone is the new JEFF The Brotherhood record, set for an August 12 release via Dine Alone … The Beatles’ three sold-out concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965 will be captured on new album The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl. The album, which will be a companion to the upcoming Ron Howard-directed documentary Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, will be out via Apple/Universal on September 9 … Omnivore has announced the September 16 reissue of the self-titled debut solo album by Peter Case … September 9 will see the deluxe two-LP reissue of Caustic Resin’s 1998 album, The Medicine Is All Gone, via Scavenger Cult. The band is currently on a North American tour in support … The 50th anniversary celebration of the Monkees will continue August 26 with Rhino’s release of two new compilation albums: The Monkees 50 and ForeverSame Language, Different Worlds is the new album from Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon, set for a September 2 release via Burgess’ O Genesis label … Ray Charles’ 86th birthday will be celebrated September 23 with the release of a vinyl boxed set, The Atlantic Years In Mono, containing seven fully remastered studio albums, from Rhino … Space Cassette will issue Into The River, the first new album from the Minders in eight years, on September 9 … August 19 will see the first-ever vinyl releases of two Boyz II Men albums, Cooleyhighharmony and II, via UMe … The Randy Newman Songbook is a four-LP, limited-edition boxed set, featuring solo recordings spanning Randy Newman’s five-decade career, due out from Nonesuch on September 23.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Daniel Lanois, Shooter Jennings, Handsome Family, Opeth, Twin Atlantic, Jah Wobble, Hiss Golden Messenger And Many More

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The new album from Daniel Lanois, Goodbye To Language, is set for a September 9 release via Anti- … Saint Motel has announced the October 21 release of saintmotelevision on Atlantic. The band will hit the road for a headlining North American tour this fall … Black Ribbons, Shooter Jennings’ 2010 release, will be reissued as a limited-edition package containing vinyl, CD and unreleased tracks by BCR Los Angeles on November 8 … Virtual Label will issue Unseen, the 10th studio album from the Handsome Family, on September 16 … On October 14, a three-CD deluxe collection of all 45 Phil Collins singles, The Singles, will be available from Atlantic … The 12th studio album from Opeth, Sorceress, is due from Moderbolget this fall. The band has announced a headlining North American tour in support, kicking off with a performance at Ozzfest/Knotfest … Red Fang’s new album, Only Ghosts, will be available October 14 via Relapse … Styx: Live At The Orleans Arena captures Styx’s 2014 performance in Las Vegas, and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Eagle Rock on September 2 … Red Bull has announced the September 9 release of GLA, the new album from Twin Atlantic … On September 16, Toto’s 1991 performance at Montreux Jazz Festival will be released on multiple formats as Live At Montreux 1991 by Eagle Rock … The latest release from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Strong Like That, is due out from Severn on August 26 … Goblin Cock’s new LP, Necronomidonkeykongimicon, is set for a September 2 release via Joyful Noise … Astronaut Meets Appleman is the name of King Creosote’s new album, which will be availalbe from Domino on September 2 … Merge will issue Hiss Golden Messenger’s Heart Like A Levee on October 7 … September 9 will see the release of A Bed Of Light, the latest album from Dennis Callaci, via Shrimper … For the first time in more than a decade, Jah Wobble will tour the U.S., kicking off September 21 in NYC. The tour will support the new album from Invaders Of The Heart, Everything Is No Thing, due out August 29 … Joshua Redman And Brad Mehldau will reunite for a new album, Nearness, which will be released September 9 by Nonesuch … Cosmonaut, the 13th album by the Monochrome Set, is set for a September 9 release by Tapete.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Pixies, Robert Pollard, Sonic Youth, Beach Boys, Devendra Barnhart, Tig Notaro, Soundgarden, Alluvium, Neurosis And More

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Head Carrier is the new Pixies album, due out from Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam on September 30. The band has also announced the addition of bassist Paz Lenchantin to its permanent lineup … Robert Pollard will release the 20th anniversary reissue of his first solo album, Not In My Airforce, on September 9 via Guided By Voices Inc. In the meantime, he’ll be touring with GBV across the U.S. … UMe will reissue three Sonic Youth albums—Murray Street, Sonic Nurse and Rather Ripped—on July 15 … The first-ever recordings by the Beach Boys from 1961-62 will be available for the first time as Becoming The Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions. The 62-track collection will be released on August 26 by Omnivore … On September 23, Devendra Banhart’s new album, Ape In Pink Marble, will be out via Nonesuch … Home Wrecking Years is the new solo album from Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, set for an August 12 release on Arts & Crafts … Tig Notaro’s HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted will be available on vinyl/CD/and digital formats from Secretly Canadian/Bentzen Ball Records on August 19 … John Varvatos/Republic will issue the new Amos Lee album, Spirit, on August 19 … Two seminal Soundgarden albums, Louder Than Love and Down On The Upside, will be reissued August 26 by UMe on 180-gram vinyl … August 19 will see the release of Ed Harcourt’s seventh album, Furnaces, via Polydor … False Readings On, the latest LP from Eluvium, is set for a September 2 release on Temporary Residence Ltd. … The Chills’ 1986 album Kaleidoscope World will be reissued as a deluxe two-LP and CD set from Flying Nun on August 19 … Rhino has announced the July 22 release of a new boxed set, A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993, which contains Dio’s first six studio albums … The 11th album from Neurosis, Fires Within Fires, will be available September 23 via Neurot … Boyz II Men’s Cooleyhighharmony debut and sophomore album II will be released on vinyl for the first time via Ume on August 19 … Dream Girl is the third solo album from Bongwater’s Ann Magnuson, due out September 16 … The Mavericks have launched their own record label, Mono Mundo Recordings, which will issue two new albums in the next year. A live LP, All Night Live, Vol. 1, will be out in October … Joyful Noise has announced the August 5 release of Cackle And Squall, the new album from Half Japanese’s Jad & David Fair.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Drive-By Truckers, Teenage Fanclub, Grouplove, Freddie Mercury, Carl Broemel, Turtles, Moles, KISS, ZZ Top, Björk And More

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American Band is the new album from Drive-By Truckers, due out from ATO on September 30. The band, which celebrates its 20th birthday this year, will tour North America this fall in support … Teenage Fanclub’s 10th album, Here, will be available September 9 via Merge … Partisan will be issuing the debut solo LP from Flock Of Dimes (a.k.a. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner) this fall … The third record by Grouplove, Big Mess, will be released September 9 by Canvasback/Atlantic. A supporting world tour will kick off later this summer … On September 2, the late Freddie Mercury will be honored with the release of Messenger Of The Gods: The Singles, a boxed set featuring all 13 of his solo singles on individually colored vinyl, via Hollywood … 4th Of July, the new solo album from My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, is set for an August 19 release via Stocks In Asia/Thirty Tigers … The Turtles will reissue their classic ’60s LPs as The Complete Original Albums Collection, a six-CD boxed set, as well as a two-CD collection of the a- and b-sides of every original 1965-1970 songs as All The Singles. Both will be available August 19 via FloEdCo in association with Manifesto … Fire will release the first new album from the Moles in more than 20 years, Tonight’s Music, on August 12 … The long-awaited new album from Meat Loaf, Braver Than We Are, is due out September 16 via 429 … Atmosphere‘s new album, Fishing Blues, is out August 12 via Rhymesayers … August 26 will see the release of KISS Rocks Vegas, featuring KISS in the midst of its 40th-anniversary world tour, in multiple formats from Eagle Rock … Psychotic Supper, the 1991 album from Tesla, turns 25 this year, and UMe will mark the occasion on July 22 with the release of a two-LP vinyl release … ZZ Top has announced the August 12 release of Greatest Hits Live via Suretone … Captured Tracks will reissue the complete works of the Brotherhood Of Lizards as Lizardland on August 19 … A live version of Björk’s eighth studio album, Vulnicura, will be available on July 15 via One Little Indian.

—Emily Constantino

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