2020 is here, and it’ll bring with it a slew of new studio albums, including records by some big-name rock artists. Some of the releases have been confirmed — with or without dates — while others are only expected or rumored to be arriving in the New Year.
Perhaps the most anticipated album is a potential new collection of original songs by The Rolling Stones. Guitarist Ronnie Wood recently told U.K. newspaper The Sun that the band has been working on the as-yet-untitled project, which he hopes will arrive sometime this year.
A new album also may be coming from AC/DC. While nothing has been confirmed by the band, multiple sources have reported that the surviving members of the group’s classic lineup are working on a record built around unfinished early-2000 tracks featuring late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.
Looking at the confirmed albums, early 2020 will see the arrival of a new Ozzy Osbourne record, Ordinary Man, his first solo effort since 2010’s Scream. The record was recorded in collaboration with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.
Green Day will return with their new album Father of All…, the follow-up to 2016’s Revolution Radio, on February 7. That second month also will see the release of Stone Temple Pilots‘ acoustic album, Perdida.
Bon Jovi has a new album titled, appropriately, Bon Jovi 2020, coming out this spring. It will feature a song called “Unbroken,” which was released as a single in November.
Dennis DeYoung also will release a new solo album this spring called 26 East: Volume 1, which will be ex-Styx singer/keyboardist’s first since 2009.
Other classic rock artists who are expected to release new albums include Red Hot Chili Peppers, who just welcomed back guitarist John Frusciante into the fold, Pearl Jam and Deep Purple.
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