Classic Rockers Highlight New Music Releases in August
The August 2014 New Music Releases roster features a long-awaited return from one of rock’s most beloved guitarists, Ace Frehley, as well as a variety of new and archived material from artists such as Asia, Ian Anderson and AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd.
Ex-Kiss guitarist Frehley leads the pack with his first solo album in five years, the aptly named ‘Space Invader.’ The Spaceman promises to make his ex-bandmates — who have had a few bad things to say about his current skill level in recent months — look “foolish” with his playing on this effort.
AC/DC drummer Rudd sure waited a long time to release his first-ever solo album, but if it’s all as good as the Motorhead-influenced first single ‘Repo Man,’ you won’t hear any complaining from us. Frehley and Rudd will be joined in the record bins by new efforts from Skid Row, Ian Anderson and Accept.
Read on for a full list of August 2014′s classic rock releases below. Click on the highlighted titles to learn more about many of these records and videos. Of course, don’t forget to check out our updated list of all the 2014 New Music Releases to get the latest information on what your favorite artists are releasing the rest of the year.
August 2014 New Music Releases:
The Dead Daisies, ‘Face I Love’ EP (Guns N’ Roses, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy vets)
The Empty Hearts, ‘The Empty Hearts‘ (featuring Cars and Blondie members)
Skid Row, ‘Rise of the Damnation Army: United World Rebellion, Chapter Two’
Van Morrison, ‘The Complete Bang Sessions’ (vinyl)
Vanderberg MoonKings, ‘Vanderberg MoonKings’ (Adrian Vanderberg’s new group)
The Animals, ‘Best of the Animals’ (vinyl)
Brian Setzer, ‘Rockabilly Riot! All Original!’
Accept, ‘Blind Rage’
Cream, ‘The Best of Cream’ (vinyl)
Ace Frehley, ‘Space Invader‘
Dr. John, ‘Ske-Dat, De-Dat… A Tribute to Louis Armstrong’
Asia, ‘High Voltage‘
Ian Anderson, ‘Thick as a Brick: Live in Iceland‘
Randy Bachman, ‘Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story‘
The Kinks, ‘Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One (Deluxe Edition)’
Phil Rudd (AC/DC drummer) ‘Head Job‘