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DAVID BOWIE – BRILLIANT LIVE ADVENTURES – PART 2: NO TRENDY RECHAUFFE (LIVE BIRMINGHAM 95)
David Bowie‘s Brilliant Live Adventures Part 2 is the second in a planned 6 live-album series.
“Part 2” was recorded in December 1995 during the final show of Bowie’s 1995 tour in support of his 19th studio album, 1. Outside.
Warner • 2020
THE CRIBS – NIGHT NETWORK
The Cribs recorded their self-produced eighth album in the spring/summer 2019 at Foo Fighters‘ Studio 606.
Stream • Sonic Blew • 2020
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION, VOLUME 2 LP
In October, Five Finger Death Punch released the new compilation album, A Decade of Destruction – Volume 2 on digital and CD. The two-LP vinyl version is now available.
The new compilation features three new remixes, an acoustic version of “Wrong Side of Heaven” and the previously unreleased “Broken World”.
Stream • Prospect Park • 2020
IRON MAIDEN – NIGHTS OF THE DEAD, LEGACY OF THE BEAST: LIVE IN MEXICO CITY
Iron Maiden have just released the live double-album, Nights of the Dead, Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City.
Take a listen to the Blaze Bayley-era “Sign of the Cross”.
Stream • Parlophone • 2020
KILLER BE KILLED – RELUCTANT HERO
The supergroup, Killer Be Killed: Greg Puciato (ex-Dillinger Escape Plan), Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and Ben Koller (Converge), have just unleashed their sophomore album, Reluctant Hero.
Stream • Parlophone • 2020
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – K.G.
Remarkably, this is King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard‘s only album of 2020, so far.
K.G., the 16th album from the prolific band, is their eighth album in less than four years.
Stream • Flightless • 2020
THE NETWORK – TRANS AM
Green Day side-project, The Network, have followed up their “Ivankkka Is a Nazi” single with a surprise 4-track EP called Trans Am.
It was also revealed that their sophomore album, Money Money 2020 Part II: Told Ya So!, arrives December 4.
Stream • Joe Robot • 2020
REFUSED – THE MALIGNANT FIRE EP
Sweden’s Refused have followed up 2019’s acclaimed War Music with a new 5-track EP containing four brand new songs.
Stream • Spinefarm Records/Search And Destroy Records • 2020
FRANKIE SIRAGUSA – GOODBYE MY LOVE: LOST SONGS OF THE BEATLES – COVERED AND REDISCOVERED
There are so many songs that the The Beatles wrote and either gave away to other artists, or just never recorded.
Frankie Siragusa, drummer for The Posies, has taken 14 of those songs and recorded them with help from Ken Stringellow (The Posies, Big Star) and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish).
Check out his version of “Sour Milk Sea”; a song George Harrison demoed with the Beatles for their self-titled “white album”, but ultimately gave away.
Stream • Reimagine Music/The Orchard • 2020
AUGUST BURNS RED – ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU
‘Tis the season for Christmas covers.
August Burns Red have released an instrumental version of Mariah Carey‘s Christmas classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”.
Stream • Fearless • 2020
CLUTCH – PASSIVE RESTRAINTS
Clutch‘s The Weathermaker Vault Series kicks off next week when they release volume 1 in the series. Ahead of next week’s album release, they’ve provided us with the video/single “Passive Restraints” featuring Randy Blythe of Lamb of God.
Stream • Weathermaker Music • 2020
ALICE COOPER – ROCK & ROLL (Velvet Underground cover)
Alice Cooper‘s 21st studio album arrives early next year. He’s released the album’s lead single in the form of a Velvet Underground cover from that group’s classic 1970 album, Loaded.
Stream • earMUSIC • 2021
MAMMOTH WVH – DISTANCE
The highly emotional “Distance” is the first single from Wolfgang Van Halen‘s Mammoth WVH project. His debut album will be out sometime next year.
“As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I’d miss him. While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life. I never intended ‘Distance’ to be the very first piece of music people would hear from me, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release. This is for him. I love and miss you, Pop.” – WVH
Stream • Explorer1 Music Group • 2020
EDDIE VEDDER – MATTER OF TIME / SAY HI
Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder shared new music this week in support of the Venture Into Cures virtual charity event.
He performed “Matter of Time” and an updated version of “Say Hi,” which was originally written for a six-year-old named Eli Meyer. Meyer has Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa, a life-threatening condition that includes severe pain, wounds, and requires daily bandaging for treatment. There is currently no cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa, but events like Venture Into Cures is working on raising funds to help treat the condition and many other rare diseases.
Stream • Seattle Surf Co. / Republic Records • 2020
THE WHITE STRIPES – APPLE BLOSSOM
The White Stripes‘ first-ever Greatest Hits compilation will be out in a couple weeks (December 4th).
This week, they released a new animated video for “Apple Blossom” off of 2000’s De Stijl.
Stream • Third Man • 2020