August 2018 New Music Releases

August’s key new music releases include a pair of Alices, some former Black Crowes and a slew of cool reissues.

Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien have formed a new group called the Magpie Salute. Their upcoming album High Water I includes music dating back to their time together in the Black Crowes. Alice in Chains’ latest album, Rainier Fog, was produced by Nick Raskulinecz; he also oversaw their last two LPs, 2009’s Black Gives Way to Blue and 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

Glen Matlock is joined by Earl Slick and the Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom on a new solo project that the former Sex Pistols legend has described as “loud skiffle.” An 18-track live album commemorating Alice Cooper’s Paranormal tour was mixed by longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin.

Reissues include the Band’s celebrated 1968 debut album, which has been remixed and expanded for its 50th anniversary. Co-founding Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is also returning to his ’80s-era solo outings for an upcoming box set titled Unattended Luggage.

More information on these and other rock releases can be found below. And remember to follow our continuously updated list of 2018 New Music Releases for details on music issued throughout the year.

Aug. 3
Electric Light Orchestra, Secret Messages (vinyl reissue)
Elton John, Madman Across the Water; Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (vinyl reissues)

Aug. 10
The Allman Brothers Band, Fillmore East: February 1970
Enuff Z’Nuff, Diamond Boy
Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, the Police, the Cars, others, The US Festival: 1982, The US Generation (Blu-ray)
Frank Zappa, the Mothers of Invention and Ringo Starr, 200 Motels (DVD)
The Magpie Salute [Black Crowes], High Water I
Paul Simon, One-Trick Pony; The Rhythm of the Saints (vinyl reissues)
The Zombies, Greatest Hits

Aug. 17
Al Stewart, Zero She Flies / Orange (one-disc reissue)
Scorpions, Taken By Force (vinyl reissue)

Aug. 24
Alice in Chains, Rainier Fog
Bob Marley and the Wailers, Kaya: 40th Anniversary Edition
Glen Matlock [Sex Pistols], Good to Go
Joe Strummer, Courtney Love, Elvis Costello, others, Straight to Hell: The Director’s Cut (DVD)
Neil and Liam Finn, Lightsleeper

Coming in September
Ann Wilson, Immortal
Billy Gibbons, The Big Bad Blues
Clutch, Book of Bad Decisions
The Doors, Waiting for the Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: Believe It If You Need It
The Guess Who, The Future IS What It Used to Be
Led Zeppelin, Song Remains the Same (reissue)
Paul McCartney, Egypt Station
Paul Simon, In the Blue Light
Slash, Living the Dream
Tom Petty, An American Treasure
Yes Featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman, Live at the Apollo

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