ROCK NEWS - Archive 2011

DECEMBER

 

The Darkness is well into its third album, although plans for its eventual release are “pretty vague” according to lead singer + guitarist Dan Hawkins. The as-yet-untitled album will be The Darkness' first since 2005's "One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back". The group suffered an acrimonious split, during which Hawkins decided to set up a solo project and also collaborated with Meat Loaf and Def Leppard, while his brother, Dan Hawkins, formed his own band.

 

Dark New Day will release a brand new album titled "New Tradition" on February 28.

 

The Verve Pipe will return with its first Rock conventional record in 2012. Fifteen years after the platinum breakthrough of "Villains" and its hit single "The Freshmen", the Michigan alt-rockers may be giving fans something they've been wanting for years.

 

Hurt have set March 27 as the release date for their new album, "The Crux".

 

The Veer Union have signed with Rocket Science Ventures for the release of their new album, "Divide The Blackened Sky". The disc is due out on March 27.

 

The Shins have announced their new album, "Port Of Morrow", will be released in March via Columbia and Shins main main James Mercer's own Aural Apothecary imprint. The 10-song record is the first Shins album since 2007 and follows a major turnover in the band's line-up.

 

The Used have finally announced what label their putting out their new album "Vulnerable" on. The record will be released March 27 on Hopeless Records.

 

Papa Roach will begin work on their eighth studio album with Sixx:A.M. vocalist James Michael producing. A late 2012 release is expected.

 

Trent Reznor will begin writing for a new Nine Inch Nails album next year. In an interview with BBC Radio 1 Reznor has said that he plans to spend quite some time in 2012 working on a new NIN material.

 

Taproot have entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to 2010's "Plead The Fifth" with producer Tim Patalan. A spring release is expected.

 

Soulfly will release their new album, "Enslaved", on March 13.

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

Drowning Pool have announced the departure of vocalist Ryan McCombs. McCombs joined the group in 2006 and was featured on 2007's "Full Circle" and their 2010 self-titled album. Drowning Pool are currently writing for their fifth studio release and searching for a new vocalist.

 

Muse is in the studio working on their sixth album, which will hopefully arrive by next fall. The band's manager, Anthony Addis, told Billboard.biz that the group hopes to record the entire record in London and release it by October 12.

 

Regina Spektor has revealed that she will release a new album, titled "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats", in May 2012.

 

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour in 2012, as well as release a new album. Despite the loss of Clarence Clemons earlier this year, Springsteen and his crew will be quite active in the new year.

 

Train frontman Pat Monahan tells Rolling Stone the band's next album is almost finished and should be out in April. He revealed the lead single will be "Drive-By", which should land at radio at the beginning of January.

 

The Ting Tings will release their long-awaited sophomore album, "Sounds From Nowheresville", in February of next year.

 

Dark New Day's previously unreleased second album will finally be made available in February 2012 via Goomba Music. The members of the band came together in 2011 to compile tracks for this special release to put out as a “thank you” to all the loyal fans that have continued to follow the group and request more material from the band.

 

SafetySuit's new album, "These Times", has been given a January 10 release date.

 

The original Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, have reunited and has started work on a new studio album. The album will be produced by Rick Rubin and is due in the fall of 2012.

 

Wolfmother has scheduled an Australian tour in December to road-test some new songs off their forthcoming record, which is due for release early in 2012.

 

Creed will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its six-times-platinum "My Own Prison" by performing six shows in three cities: Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. The group's next album of new material is planned for release in late 2012.

 

Ex-Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan will release a new solo album, "Blues Funeral", on February 7. The new record finds Lanegan collaborating with old friends Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.

 

Band Of Skulls will release their sophomore album, "Sweet Sour", on February 21 on their own Electric Blues Records label via Vagrant. The lead single, "Sweet Sour", will arrive in December.

 

Nonpoint have announced the departure of guitarist Zach Broderick and bassist Ken MacMillan. The remaining members are currently working on their Razor & Tie Records debut which is due in the spring of 2012.

 

Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot, known by the stage name Flattus Maximus, was found dead on the band's tour bus by his bandmates on November 3 as the group prepared to cross the Canadian border for a stretch of tour dates. Smoot was 34 and the cause of death has not yet been reported.

 

The Wallflowers will enter the studio in January to begin work on their first new album since 2005's "Rebel, Sweetheart".

 

Lamb Of God will unleash "Resolution", the follow-up to their Grammy nominated album "Wrath", on January 24.

 

 

OCTOBER

 

Island Records has announced that it will release a posthumous album from Amy Winehouse on December 5. "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" will contain unreleased tracks, alternate versions of existing classics and a few brand new songs.

 

Rammstein will release "Mein Land", the first single from the retrospective "Made In Germany 1995-2011", on November 11 through Universal Germany's marketing and distribution deal in the U.S. with Vagrant Records.

 

Garbage plan to release a new record in the Spring of 2012; the as-yet-untitled album is the band's fifth and their first since 2005's "Bleed Like Me". A new Garbage single could be released as soon as January.

 

The Stone Roses have reformed for comeback shows in 2012. They will play two gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park, June 29 and 30 next year, followed by a world tour. The legendary Manchester band also promised new material. Singer Ian Brown said: “This is a live resurrection and you're invited, so you better be there”. The 150,000 tickets for the two gigs at Heaton Park sold out within 14 minutes of going on sale. A third gig was added, on 1 July at the same venue.

 

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Thom Yorke says Radiohead will return to the studio this winter to work on new material. According to the magazine, one of the reasons the band barely toured behind this year's album "The King Of Limbs" is due to the new songs' complex percussion.

 

Shadows Fall have signed a new album deal with Razor & Tie Records. The group are back in the studio with Adam Dutkiewicz from Killswitch Engage to work on their seventh album which is due out in the spring of 2012.

 

The Black Keys have revealed that their seventh album, "El Camino", will be out December 6 via Nonesuch; the 11-song set includes the single "Lonely Boy".

 

Band Of Skulls have signed with Vagrant Records for the release of their second album. The group have selected "The Devil Takes Care Of His Own" as the first single off their upcoming album, due in in 2012 through the band's label, Electric Blues Recordings, in conjunction with Vagrant.

 

The Academy Is... has decided to call it quits after nine years and three albums together. The quintet made the announcement on their official website, claiming the band members “have decided to go our separate ways”.

 

The world is still mourning Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away on October 5, 2011. Jobs had a massive influence on the music world, thanks to the iPod and the iTunes Music Store, as well as the popularity of the Mac in the recording and creating of music. A number of artists have written tributes to Jobs this week, with U2 and Coldplay two of the most notable. Multiple artists tweeted their thanks to Jobs, including Trent Reznor, who wrote, “Thanks for the tools, the inspiration, the possibilities”. Other artists tweeting about Jobs included Sebastian Bach and Jared Leto.

 

The Cranberries will release "Roses", the band's first album in over a decade, on February 14, 2012. The Irish band reunited in 2009 after six years apart.

 

ZZ Top is putting the finishing touches on their next album, which Billy Gibbons and producer Rick Rubin have been working on together for the past ten months. The band's 15th album and first in eight years will be out through American Recordings/Columbia Records sometime this coming spring.

 

P.O.D. have signed with Razor & Tie for their next studio album. The band is in the studio now with Howard Benson recording the album which will be released in the spring of 2012.

 

Alien Ant Farm ink a deal with Executive Music Group via Fontana/Universal. The rockers will begin work on a new album next month, aiming for a Spring 2012 release. It will be their first album since 2006 and first with the original line-up since 2003.

 

KISS is currently putting the finishing touches to their next album, "Monster", which is due for release early next year.

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Korn's forthcoming dubstep-oriented album "The Path Of Totality" will now officially see a December 6 release date through Roadrunner. The new single, "Narcissistic Cannibal", is set to impact radio in mid-October.

 

Steven Tyler told Rolling Stone magazine that a new Aerosmith album is almost complete and the band hopes to have it out by March.

 

Disturbed will release its first ever B-sides collection, "The Lost Children", on November 8. The set includes a previously unreleased track called "Mine" and the Rock radio single "Hell", which appeared as a bonus track on the U.K. tour edition of "Ten Thousand Fists".

 

Chevelle will release their as-yet-untitled new studio album on December 6. The first single, "Face To The Floor", will impact radio in October.

 

Billy Corgan has released via twitter the tracklisting for The Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming record. An official release date for the 13-song album titled "Oceania", has yet to be set.

 

R.E.M. announced in a brief statement on September 21 via their website that the band is “calling it a day” after over 30 years in the music industry. The statement reads, “To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M. and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening”.

 

No Doubt have pushed back the release of their first album in a decade because the new material isn't ready yet. The group's last studio album, "Rock Steady", came out in 2001 and the band went on hiatus in 2004 to concentrate on other projects.

 

California heavy-rockers Hurt has signed with Carved Records for the release of their new studio release. The album is due in early 2012.

 

Daughtry has confirmed the release date for their third LP. “Hey!!! New Daughtry album release date is confirmed! November 21st!!!” frontman Chris Daughtry tweeted Tuesday September 13.

 

 

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The Used have set "Vulnerable" as the title of their fifth record, due in February 2012; the album will be the first released via their own label, Dental Records.

 

Nickelback will release their new album "Here And Now" on November 21 via Roadrunner Records. Roadrunner will release two singles from the disc simultaneously: "When We Stand Together" and "Bottoms Up".

 

Lacuna Coil will release their new single, "Trip The Darkness", to digital outlets on October 18. Their new album "Dark Adrenaline" is due in 2012.

 

 

AUGUST

 

Roadrunner Records has announced a new worldwide partnership with Anthem Records and legendary Rock trio Rush. The band will remain on Anthem/Universal Music in Canada only.

 

Korn's upcoming dubstep album, "The Path To Totality", is due for release on November 15 via Roadrunner.

 

Florence Welch has announced the release of a new Florence And The Machine album. The still untitled record will drop November 7 in the U.K. and sometime in the same month in the States.

 

Shinedown are back in the studio with producer Rob Cavallo, who also produced 2008's "The Sound Of Madness", to begin work on their fourth studio album. A 2012 release is expected.

 

Ryan Adams is set to release his first proper album in a few years this fall. "Ashes & Fire" will be out October 11 on his PAX-AM label via Capitol.

 

Static-X frontman Wayne Static will release his first solo album "Pighammer" on October 4.

 

Indigo Girls will release their new studio album, "Beauty Queen Sister", on October 4. The duo recorded the new disc in Nashville. It will be out on their own IG Recordings/Vanguard Records.

 

 

JULY

 

The future of Disturbed seems to be in doubt. Frontman Dave Draiman told a U.S. radio station that the band are going on an indefinite hiatus. Once rumors began to circulate that the band will be breaking up, Draiman responded to the speculation via Twitter. “We haven't said that we're breaking up. We simply do not know yet”, the singer wrote. “All I can say is we are going on an indefinite hiatus”.

 

Mutemath make their return after the departure of guitarist Greg Hill with their new single "Odd Soul". The song is the title track to their upcoming album which is set for release October 4 on Teleprompt/Warner Bros Records.

 

Mastodon has confirmed September 27 as the release date for their new full-length album, "The Hunter", which will be out on Reprise Records.

 

Feist will release "Metals", the follow-up to her breakthrough 2007 album "The Reminder", on October 4 through Cherrytree/Interscope.

 

Tori Amos has announced the release of her forthcoming album, "Night Of Hunters", due out in September on classical label Deutsche Grammophon.

 

Amy Winehouse, the British singer who rose to fame with her smash hit "Rehab" and Grammy-winning album "Back To Black", was found dead in her London home on July 23. Police have not determined a cause of death, but the popular assumption is, of course, that she likely died from a drug overdose.

 

Lacuna Coil have delayed the release of their new album and will now be releasing "Dark Adrenaline" in early 2012.

 

Jack's Mannequin will return with a new record, "People And Things", scheduled for release on October 4.

 

Primus has mapped out a fall tour in support of their upcoming album, "Green Naugahyde", which is due on September 13 via ATO Records and Prawn Songs.

 

Cobra Starship will unleash a new album, "Night Shades", on August 30. The album features the first single, "You Make Me Feel".

 

Five Finger Death Punch has set "American Capitalist" as the title of its third album, tentatively due in the fall. The disc is expected to feature 14 songs, including the CD's first single, "Under And Over It".

 

The Black Keys are already writing and preparing to record their seventh full-length disc with producer Danger Mouse, who also worked on the Grammy-winning duo's album "Brothers".

 

Dave Mustaine says the new Megadeth album, "TH1RT3EN", will “probably be coming out around November 1”. The title is a nod to the fact that it's Megadeth's 13th album and also Mustaine's birthday, which is September 13.

 

Sebastian Bach's new solo album, "Kicking & Screaming", will be released on September 27 via Frontiers Records. The title-track will be the first single.

 

A Perfect Circle has debuted a brand new song called "By & Down" on its North American summer tour. However, this does not necessarily mean that fans should be looking out for the group's fourth album, according to guitarist and co-founder Billy Howerdel. Meanwhile, Howerdel's other band, Ashes Divide, is likely to return in the fall with some new songs and a tour.

 

Noel Gallagher, the former Oasis guitarist, will release his first self-titled project under the name "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds" on October 17.

 

Soul Asylum is moving “full speed ahead” on a new album, which will be the group's first since 2006's "The Silver Lining". Frontman Dave Pirner told Billboard.com that he and the current incarnation of the band -- including co-founding guitarist Dan Murphy, bassist Tommy Stinson and drummer Michael Bland -- have been working in Minneapolis and in New Orleans.

 

Chickenfoot's sophomore album is due out on September 27. The first single will be titled "Bigfoot".

 

 

JUNE

 

Mastodon has revealed that the title of their upcoming new album will be "The Hunter". The disc is due to be released on Reprise Records later this year.

 

Blink-182 is working on their new album right up until the last possible second. Bassist + singer Mark Hoppus says that the group is committed to deliver the still-untitled, self-produced set to Geffen Records on July 31, with a single due on July 3. However, the trio is still not finished recording all the songs.

 

Lacuna Coil have titled their new album "Dark Adrenaline". The album is due out in October.

 

Clarence Clemons, saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, passed away on June 18 at the age of 69, less than a week after suffering a massive stroke.

 

Metallica has said in recent interviews that they are excited to start writing music again for a new album and that they will likely work with producer Rick Rubin for their next effort. But it came as a bit of a surprise when Metallica revealed that they have recently recorded an entire collaboration album with Lou Reed, though they're not sure when it will come out.

 

Halestorm have entered the studio with producer Howard Benson to begin work on the follow-up to their 2009 self-titled debut.

 

Linkin Park have started work on their fifth studio album, which will be the follow-up to 2010's "A Thousand Suns".

 

Switchfoot will release its new album "Vice Verses" on September 27. The first singe, "Dark Horses", is due at radio in August.

 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that their upcoming studio album, "I'm With You", will contain 14 new songs, including first single, "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie". The CD is due on August 30.

 

Evanescence have set October 4 as the release date for their as-yet-untitled new studio album.

 

Staind's new record, "Seven", is tentatively due out on September 13. The first single, "Not Again", will impact radio in mid-July.

 

Florence + The Machine has been working on the follow up to 2009's "Lungs" and producer Paul Epworth says it will be done by “the end of July”.

 

Dream Theater will release their new album, "A Dramatic Turn Of Events", on September 13 via Roadrunner Records. It will be the first album featuring drummer Mike Mangini, who replaced departed drummer Mike Portnoy.

 

Anthrax will release their newest album, "Worship Music", on September 13 via Megaforce Records. The rockers' first album in eight years marks the return of singer Joey Belladonna, who has not appeared on an Anthrax record since 1990.

 

Amy Winehouse has checked out of a London rehab center and she is “raring to go” with a new album in the can and summer shows on the calendar, according to her representative Chris Goodman.

 

 

MAY

 

The Kooks will release their third album, "Junk Of The Heart", on September 13 via Astralwerks Records. The album will be preceded by the debut single of the same name this July.

 

Poet, spoken word artist and songwriter Gil Scott-Heron, who is widely credited with inspiring the development of Rap music, has passed away at the age of 62. He reportedly fell ill after returning from a European tour recently and died on May 27 at a New York hospital, though the exact cause of death has not been reported.

 

311 will release their new studio album, "Universal Pulse", on July 19, via ATO Records.

 

Slash will begin pre-production for his second solo record in June; Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy will handle vocals for the entire album.

 

After nearly 20 years together, Australian Grunge rockers Silverchair have announced they are going into “indefinite hibernation”.

 

Puddle Of Mudd will offer fans a covers album, called "re:(disc)overed", on August 2. The set includes renditions of Free's "All Right Now", Bad Company's "Shooting Star", Led Zeppelin's "D'yer M'ker", The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" among others.

 

Mastodon is currently at Doppler Studios in their hometown of Atlanta, working on the follow-up to their concept album "Crack The Skye". Their new album will be released later this year.

 

Daryl Hall is currently mixing his first new solo album in a dozen years, called "Laughing Down Crying". The new work is due out this fall on Verve Records. Hall told Billboard.com that “it's a very aggressive album”.

 

Staind have titled their next album "Seven". A release is expected this summer with the first single going to radio in June.

 

Queens Of The Stone Age will begin recording a new album next month with plans to have it complete and in stores by the end of the year.

 

12 Stones will release their fourth album, "Only Human", on August 23 through the Executive Music Group label via Fontana/Universal.

 

Black Tide will release their sophomore album "Post Mortem" on August 23 via DGC/Interscope Records.

 

Madina Lake have signed with Razor & Tie for the release of their new album "World War III" which is due out in the fall.

 

Eve 6 have signed a new record deal with Fearless Records for the release of their new album. Recording will begin in June with Don Gilmore, who also produced the band's first two albums, with a release expected later this year.

 

Deftones will begin work on the follow-up to "Diamond Eyes" this month before returning to their North American tour in May. Work on the album will resume in September with a release planned for 2012.

 

State Of Shock will release their new album "Rock N Roll Romance" on June 28 via Universal Canada. A U.S. release date has not yet been announced.

 

 

APRIL

 

Dream Theater has announced Mike Mangini will take over as the prog-rockers' drummer, following the recent exit of drum legend Mike Portnoy.

 

Five Finger Death Punch have confirmed the departure of bassist Matt Snell; he left the band in December and auditions for a replacement were held earlier this month. The band is in the studio working a new album which is due out later this year.

 

Cavo have begun work on their sophomore album with David Bendeth, who also produced 2009's "Bright Nights Dark Days". Right now the release date is not set.

 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his group will release a new studio album entitled "How I Go", on August 2.

 

12 Stones have annnounced the addition of bassist Brad Reynolds to their line-up. The group is currently working on their fourth full-length album in Nashville; a release is due later this year.

 

Theory Of A Deadman's fourth studio album, "The Truth Is...", officially has a July 12 release date. The first single, "Lowlife", will be released to radio in May.

 

Wilco main man Jeff Tweedy tells Rolling Stone the band's new album is tentatively titled "Get Well Soon Everybody". The record is due out later this year on the band's own dBpm label.

 

Our Lady Peace have announced that they have started recording their eighth studio album. The disc is expected to be released later in the year.

 

TV On The Radio bassist Gerard Smith has passed away from lung cancer at the age of 36. He was diagnosed with the disease after the band finished recording its new album, "Nine Types of Light".

 

Staind have completed the recording process for their as-yet-untitled new studio release; the album is due out later in the year.

 

Fountains Of Wayne new album, "Sky Full Of Holes", will be released on August 2 via Yep Roc Records; the 13-song set is their first release on the indie label.

 

KISS is in the studio working on a new album and the band has already laid down basic tracks for five new songs.

 

Taking Back Sunday will release their new, self-titled record on June 28 via Warner Bros. The eponymous release marks the return of the band's original line-up for the first time since their 2002 debut. The first single, "Faith (When I Let You Down)", will be released May 3.

 

Crossfade is scheduled to release their third effort, "We All Bleed", in June via Eleven Seven Music. The album features new keyboardist Les Hall and drummer Mark Castillo.

 

George Thorogood and The Destroyers will release a new album titled "2120 South Michigan Avenue" on July 12. The album features Thorogood's rocking turn on a number of Blues classics, as well as originals written by Thorogood, producer Tom Hambridge and Richard Fleming.

 

Evanescence enters the studio to begin work on the follow-up to 2006's "The Open Door" with producer Nick Raskulinecz. Troy McLawhorn has reportedly rejoined the band; the guitarist first joined Evanescence in 2007 following the departure of John LeCompt before joining Seether in 2008.

 

David Cook will be releasing his new single, "The Last Goodbye", on April 19. The follow-up to his self-titled debut album is due out later this year.

 

 

MARCH

 

Responding to the 9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, Music for Relief has launched Download to Donate: Tsunami Relief with a songs from Linkin Park, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Flyleaf and more.

Go to japan.downloadtodonate.org to make a contribution and get the music.

 

Theory Of A Deadman have completed work on their fourth studio album which is tentativly due out on June 28.

 

Burn Halo have announced that their sophomore album, "Up From The Ashes", will be released in stores on June 28.

 

Simple Plan has unveiled a new song, "Can’t Keep My Hands Off You" featuring guest vocals by Rivers Cuomo. While not an official single, the song is the first track revealed from the band's as-yet-untitled forthcoming album. The band's fourth studio record is slated for release on June 21.

 

Queensrÿche will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a new album, "Dedicated To Chaos", which will be released this summer. It's the band's first effort for its new label, Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud.

 

Tom Morello has signed with New West Records to release his third album under The Nightwatchman moniker this summer. The new album is dubbed "World Wide Rebel Songs".

 

Limp Bizkit are set to release their long-awaited new record "Gold Cobra" on June 7 in the U.S. and a day earlier in the U.K.

 

Jane's Addiction is ready to release their new album, "The Great Escape Artist", this summer; Perry Farrell says the group is fleshing out about 20 potential songs at a Los Angeles studio.

 

Incubus have finished work on their new album and are expecting to have it available by this summer.

 

Scott Stapp is working on a second solo record and an autobiography; tentatively titled "Somewhere In The Middle Of Lust And Love", the album may feature a guest appearance by Carlos Santana.

 

Arctic Monkeys will release their fourth album, "Suck It And See", on June 7.

 

Former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr, whose battle with drugs was chronicled on the reality TV show "Celebrity Rehab", was found dead on March 8 in his Salt Lake City home. Starr left Alice In Chains while touring behind their second album, "Dirt", in 1993. He was 44.

 

Black Stone Cherry will release their new album "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" on May 31. The first single, "White Trash Millionaire", is set to hit airwaves in April.

 

Journey is gearing up to unleash their latest album, "Eclipse", on May 24 exclusively at Walmart.

 

Soul Asylum plan to release their first new record since 2006, according to frontman Dave Pirner, the completed album should arrive “within the next six months”.

 

The Smithereens will release their first album of new material in 12 years, "The Smithereens 2011", on April 5 via eOne Music.

 

My Morning Jacket has announced that their new studio effort will be titled "Circuital"; the album doesn't have a release date yet.

 

Blindside have set May 6 as the “underground” release for their new album "With Shivering Hearts We Wait". A full release is due on June 7.

 

Chris Cornell tells Spin that Soundgarden is set to hit the studio with producer Adam Kasper to work on their first new album in 15 years.

 

The new album from Owl City, "All Things Bright And Beautiful", is due on May 17 via Universal Republic.

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

The release of Adelitas Way's sophomore album, "Home School Valedictorian", has been pushed back to June 7. The first single will be "Sick" and is due for release to radio in early April.

 

The long-awaited new Beastie Boys album, "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2", officially has a May 3 release date, according to Consequence Of Sound.

 

Otep has set "Atavist" as the title of its next album due on April 26 via Victory Records.

 

On May 17, Virgin Records will release "Give Till It's Gone", Ben Harper's tenth studio full-length disc. Harper recorded most of album at the Los Angeles studio of Jackson Browne. The first single is called "Rock N' Roll Is Free".

 

12 Stones have signed a new record deal with Executive Music Group for the release of their next full-length disc. Writting for the album is currently underway and will enter the studio shortly.

 

Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump's debut as a solo artist, "Soul Punk", has been pushed back to a summer release date.

 

Lenny Kravitz has teamed up with Atlantic Records/Roadrunner Records for the release of his ninth studio album, "Black And White America", which is due this summer.

 

Foo Fighters have titled their new album "Wasting Light". The disc is due in stores on April 12 and includes the single "Rope".

 

Soundgarden has released a brief statement online confirming the reunited rockers are working towards their first new studio record since 1996.

 

Death Cab For Cutie has announced that their new album, "Codes And Keys", will be released on May 31.

 

The Raveonettes will release their new album, "Raven In The Grave", on April 5 via Vice Records.

 

Revis have changed the title of their long-delayed second album from "Fire And Ice" to "Do We Have To Beg?", the disc will be released on May 20.

 

On the heels of the announcement about the Big 4 Festival with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, it looks like Metallica may also have some new music coming sooner than fans may think. The group is actually planning to hit the studio in May to work on a secret two-week project.

 

Stevie Nicks will be releasing her first new album in 10 years, "In Your Dreams", on May 3 via Reprise Records. The first single off the upcoming record is titled "Secret Love".

 

Seether is set to release their new album "Holding On The Strings Better Left To Fray" on May 23, the first single, "Country Song", will be released on March 8.

 

Sixx A.M.'s sophomore album, "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx" will arrive in stores on May 10. The first single is titled "Lies Of The Beautiful People.

 

Augustana will release their self-titled third album on April 26 and the first single proper to be lifted from the album will be "Steal Your Heart".

 

Devin Shelton, one of the lead singers of Emery, has announced via Facebook that he is taking an “indefinite hiatus” from the band. The band is expected to release their fifth studio album, "We Do What We Want", on March 29.

 

The Cars long-awaited seventh album, dubbed "Move Like This", will be out on May 10 via Concord Music and the first single will be "Sad Song".

 

The White Stripes have announced that they are splitting up. Jack and Meg White released six acclaimed albums. The Stripes last toured in 2007, but cancelled the last 18 dates due to Meg suffering from acute anxiety problems.

 

 

JANUARY

 

Adelitas Way have titled their upcoming sophomore album "Home School Valedictorian" and it will be released on May 17 via Virgin Records.

 

Boy George is eyeing 2012 for a full-on Culture Club reunion. The band last reunited for a 20th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2002, but the singer has confirmed that next year will give rise to the band's first new material since the 1999 album "Don't Mind If I Do".

 

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will hit the road in 2011 for their first tour since the fall of 2006. Seger is expected to release a new album later this year.

 

Wilco is launching their own label, dBm Records, which will be headed up by the band's long-time manager Tony Margherita. The band also plan to release a new studio album in 2011.

 

Chimaira have signed with eOne Music for the release of their new album which is due out later this year.

 

Allele plan to release their second studio album in June. The new disc titled "Next To Parallel" is the follow-up to the Florida alt-Metal band's 2005 debut "Point Of Origin".

 

Panic! At The Disco has announced that their new album, "Vices & Virtues", will arrive in stores on March 29. The CD marks Panic! At The Disco's first new release in three years, as well as their debut outing as a duo comprised of singer + multi-instrumentalist Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith.

 

The Vines are set to release their fifth album in April, The new record, called "Future Primitive", was recorded in Paris and will be the band's first full-length since 2008's "Melodia".

 

Meat Puppets will make their return on April 12 with the new album, "Lollipop", due out on Megaforce Records. It was produced by band leader Curt Kirkwood and is the first album with new drummer Shandon Sahm.

 

Taking Back Sunday have announced that they have finished recording their new album and have now entered the mixing phase. The as-yet-untitled effort is due sometime this year and will be the first with guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper since the band's debut.

 

Switchfoot have announced that they have started recording their new album, "Vice Verses". The disc is expected to be released this summer.

 

Rise Against has announced they will release their new album, "Endgame", on March 15. The disc will be the Chicago band's sixth full-length effort and features a special guest appearance by Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba.

 

The Strokes have announced that their long-awaited new album will be released on March 22. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture confirmed the news on Facebook by posting, “You read right… March 22!! Looking forward to playing the new songs live”. The as-yet-untitled 10-song set is the follow-up to 2006's "First Impressions Of Earth".

 

Saliva's new album will be titled "Under Your Skin" instead of the previously reported "Skin Deep". The disc drops on March 22.

 

Peter Bjorn and John will release their new album, "Gimme Some", on March 29 via StarTime International/Columbia.

 

Madina Lake frontman Nathan Leone announced in his blog that the title of their third album will be "World War III", with label details and release dates currently being finalized.

 

Cold have titled their upcoming new album "SuperFiction". The disc will be released on June 28 and the first single, "American Dream", will be on the radio in March.

 

Yellowcard's new album, "When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes", is due for release on March 22 through Hopeless Records.

 

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker's long-in-the-works solo record, "Give The Drummer Some", will be released February 22. The album is expected to feature a slew of guest stars, including Corey Taylor, Slash, Tom Morello, Snoop Dogg, Chester Bennington and Lil Wayne.

 

3 Doors Down have completed work on their fifth studio album; the band have selected "When You're Young" as the first single off their upcoming CD.

 

The Foo Fighters announced via Twitter that the band has completed recording their as-yet-untitled new album. A spring release is planned.

 

Sixx A.M. will release their sophomore album "This Is Gonna Hurt" in May with bassist Nikki Sixx's new book due in April.

 

Gerry Rafferty, the Scottish singer + songwriter best known for his solo hit "Baker Street" and "Stuck In The Middle With You" with his first band Stealers Wheel, died on January 4, 2011, after a battle with kidney failure. He was 63.

 

Emery have announced their upcoming new studio album will be released March 22 and is titled "We Do What We Want".

 

The Veer Union's upcoming new album will be called "Divide The Blackened Sky". Fans can participate in the creation of the album art.

 

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