What to Expect in 2017 for New Music??

2017 is upon us and always fun anticipating what new albums are and will come out in the year.  There are quite a few we already know about, but some haven’t been officially announced or even a date set yet.  From what I have gathered around the internet, here are the bands that should have new albums out in 2017, but no dates announced yet.  The ones I want will be highlighted in Blue.

  • Adelitas Way
  • Adrenaline Mob
  • Arcade Fire
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Bad Religion
  • Blondie
  • Callum Scott
  • Charli XCX
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Coldplay – ‘Kaleidoscope’
  • Danzig
  • Dark Horse
  • Daughtry
  • Demon Hunter – ‘Outlive’

  • Depeche Mode – ‘Spirit’
  • Eclipse
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Erykah Badu
  • Exodus
  • Fergie – ‘Double Dutchess’
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Gorillaz
  • House of Lords
  • Iced Earth – ‘The Judas Goat’
  • Inglorious
  • Iggy Azalea – ‘Digital Distortion’
  • John 5 – ‘Season of the Witch’
  • John Cale
  • John Mayer – ‘The Search for Everything’
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Katy Perry
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Kylie Minogue
  • L.A. Guns
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Living Colour – ‘Shade’
  • Lorde
  • Maroon 5
  • Morbid Angel
  • Mr. Big
  • Niall Horan
  • Night Ranger
  • Obituary
  • P!nk
  • Pitbull – ‘Climate Change’
  • The Offspring
  • Papa Roach
  • Quiet Riot
  • Richie Sambora & Orianthi
  • Riverdogs
  • Shania Twain
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Slipknot
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • System of the Down
  • Taylor Swift – ???
  • Tears for Fears
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Tove Lo
  • Trey Songz – ‘Tremaine’
  • Voivod

Now there are always some surprises that pop up during the year.  If there were any surprises I would want to see, they would be for the following:

  • Def Leppard
  • Halestorm – new material
  • Kiss
  • Van Halen
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Ace Frehley
  • The Poodles

My oldest daughter wants to see new albums from James Bay, Melanie Martinez, Twenty-One Pilots and Tori Kelly.  They are all due for a new one, so she might get what she wants.

I would also like to see Stone Temple Pilots announce their new lead singer and release an album.  I know it won’t be the same as with Scott Weiland, but I am curious to see what they do.

Now here are the albums we already know about and there are some good ones.  I will highlight my most anticipated in Blue as well.


  • Jan 1st
    •   41ekks2bx-l-_ac_us160_  Brian Eno – Reflection – (Warp Records)
  • Jan 6th
    • 170x170bb-13  Halestorm – ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs E.P. – (Atlantic Records)
    • 61vobkpk9l-_ac_us160_  The Dropkick Murphys – 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory – (Dropkick Murphys)
    • 170x170bb-45  Nightwish – Vehicle of Spirit (Live) E.P. – (Nuclear Blast)
  • Jan 13th
    • 170x170bb-18  Danny Gokey – Rise – (BMG)
    • 51w25sndoyl-_ac_us160_  Colony House – Only the Lonely – (RCA)
    • cover170x170-58  The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlldy – (The Flaming Lips)
    • 61xjzim5rcl-_ac_us160_  Gerry Rafferty – The Very Best of Gerry Rafferty – (Varese Sarabande)
    • 170x170bb-8  Gotthard – Silver – (G. Records)
    • cover170x170-9  Sepultura – Machine Messiah – (Nuclear Blast)
    • 170x170bb-6  Accept – Restless & Live – (Nuclear Blast)
    • 170x170bb-39  Social Club Misfits – The Misadventures of Fern & Marty – (Social Club Misfits)
    • 170x170bb-34  Hans Zimmer – The Classics – (Sony Music)
    • 170x170bb-9  Rick Wakeman – Piano Portraits – (Write Notes)
    • 170x170bb-3  The xx – I See You – (Young Turks Recordings)
  • Jan 2oth
    • 170x170bb-35  Aaron Keylock – Cut Against the Grain – (Mascot Label)
    • cover170x170-63  AFI – AFI – (Concord Music Group)
    • cover170x170-5  Alex Care – Tail of Lions – (ETC Recordings)
    • 41vpuix1epl-_ac_us160_  As Lions – Selfish Age – (Better Noise Records)
    • 170x170bb-36  Starset – Vessels – (New Razor & Tie Enterprises)
    • 51frmtufv-l-_ac_us160_  Various Artists – The 2017 Grammy Nominations – (Atlantic)
    • 170x170bb-22  The Grateful Dead – The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) – (Grateful Dead Productions)
    • 61-wl8q8j-l-_ac_us160_  Firewind – Immortals – (AFM Records)
    • 170x170bb-1  Bryan Lanning – Us – (Bryan Lanning)
  • Jan 27th
    • 170x170bb-14  Train – A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat – (Sunken Forest/Columbia)
    • 170x170bb-21  Stephen Pearcy – Smash – (Frontiers Records Srl)
    • cover170x170-8  Jack Russell’s Great White – He Saw It Comin’ – (Frontiers Music Srl)
    • 170x170bb-25  The Murder of My Sweet – Echoes of the Aftermath – (Frontiers Records Srl)
    • 170x170bb-27  Pride of Lions – Fearless – (Frontiers Records Srl)
    • 170x170bb-40  Lauren Alaina – Road Less Traveled – (19 Recordings)
    • 61m1ysvbayl-_ac_us160_  Delbert McClinton and Self Made Men – Prick of the Litter – (Hot Shot Records)
    • cover170x170-64  Joshua Radin – The Fall – (Glass Bead Music)
    • 170x170bb-5  Kreator – Gods of Violence – (Nuclear Blast)
    • 170x170bb-49  Annihilator – Triple Threat – (UDR GmbH)
    • 170x170bb-26  Armik – Enamor – (Bolero Records)
    • 170x170bb-48  John Mayall – Talk About That – (John Mayall)


  • Feb 3rd
    • 170x170bb-10  Black Star Riders – Heavy Fire – (Nuclear Blast)
    • cover170x170-29  Beth Hart – Fire on the Floor – (Mascot Label)
    • 51pa-0co-ll-_ac_us160_  Black Sabbath – The Ultimate Collection (2CD) – (Rhino/Warner)
    • 170x170bb-71  Big Sean – I Decided. – (Getting Out Our Dreams / Def Jam)
    • 170x170bb-37  Reba McEntire – Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope – (Rockin’ R Records)
    • 170x170bb-33  LeAnn Rimes – Remnants – (Sony Music)
    • 170x170bb-29  Common Kings – Lost in Paradise – (Island Empire Records)
    • cover170x170-6  CeCe Winans – Let Them Fall in Love – (Pure Springs Gospel)
  • Feb 10th
    •  41xza0r4ubl-_ac_us160_  Bon Jovi – Vinyl Box Set (24 LPs) – (Universal Records) – only $460
    • 170x170bb-20  Overkill – The Grinding Wheel – (Nuclear Blast)
    • 170x170bb-76  Michael Bolton – Songs of Cinema – (Frontiers)
    • 170x170bb-32  Thievery Corporation – The Temple of I & I – (ESL Music)
    • 511bnbs86kl-_ac_us160_  Old Crow Medicine Show – Best of – (Nettwerk Records)
  • Feb 17th
    • 170x170bb-50  Amy McDonald – Under Stars – (Melodramatic Records)
    • 170x170bb-28  Ryan Adams – Prisoner – (PaxAmericana Recordings)
    • 170x170bb-30  Son Volt – Notes of Blue – (Transmit Sound)
    • cover170x170-7  David Banner – The God Box – (A Banner Vision)
    • 51fzclm-jtl-_ac_us160_  Andre Rieu – Waltzing Forever – (Hip-O)
  • Feb 24th
    • cover170x170-11  King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana – (Flightless Records)
    • 170x170bb-24  Place Vendome – Close to the Sun (Frontiers Records Srl)
    • 170x170bb-23  Unruly Child – Can’t Go Home – (Frontiers Records Srl)
    •   Little Big Town – The Breaker
    • 170x170bb-47  Asia – Symfonia: Live in Bulgaria 2013 – (Frontiers Records Srl)
    • 61kmyzbknnl-_ac_us160_  Aaron Watson – Vaquero – (Big Label Records)
    • 170x170bb-43  Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling – (ATO Recordings)


  • March 3rd
    • 170x170bb-72  Tokio Hotel – Dream Machine – (Believe Digital)
    • 61p8tfdoxpl-_ac_us160_  Colin Hay – Fierce Mercy – (Compass Records)
    •   Brad Paisley – Love and War
    • 170x170bb-42  Moonshine Bandits – Baptized By Bourbon – (Backroad Records)
    • 170x170bb-46  George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged (Deluxe Edition) – (MTV Networks)
    • 170x170bb-75  Guy Clark – Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years – (Dualtone Music Group)
  • March 10th
    • 170x170bb-41  Darkest Hour – Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora – (Southern Lord Recordings)
    • 170x170bb-73  Too $hort – The Pimp Tape – Dangerous Music
  • March 24th
    • cover170x170-25  Steel Panther – Lower the Bar – (Steel Panther, Inc)
    • 170x170bb-44  Jethro Tull – The String Quartets – (BMG)
    • 170x170bb-31  The Jesus and March Chain – Damage and Joy – (EK OK)
  • March 31st
    •   Nelly Furtado – The Ride


  • April 7th
    •   Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic


  • June 30th
    • 170x170bb-17  RaeLynn – Wildhorses – (Warner Music Nashville)

I am not sure what to expect for the year from what is listed above, but I am hoping for another great year for music.  My biggest wish is for fewer iconic music legends to die. 2016 was a brutal year.

Happy New Year!!!

*Thanks to Google, Wikipedia, ITunes, Amazon and Entertainment Weekly for the data on albums coming in 2017

16 thoughts on “What to Expect in 2017 for New Music??

  1. I believe your wish for a new Frehley could happen. He’s been talking about an Origins Vol 2. Hopefully he covers more later Kiss songs!

    I have also heard Priest are recording for a 2017 release. That would be cool by me. Judas Priest have been consistently awesome.

    My big WTF here is “Liam Gallagher”?? Look I was one of the biggest Oasis fans on the planet, and I loved the first Beady Eye. However Liam Gallagher is not the talent. I can’t imagine how dreadful that will be. Still hoping for an Oasis reunion one day. I keep wishing, “Maybe this Christmas the Gallaghers finally got together and made up.”

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    1. Origins Vol 2 would be awesome. Oasis getting back together would be nice but I can’t see it happening. I was also shocked by the Liam release, but we will see if it happens. Judas Priest would be nice as well. I hadn’t seen or heard that. I will have to update for that one.

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    1. Yep. It is Vivian’s Riverdogs. I saw something on Facebook that mentioned them. I don’t know if it was Frontiers or Melodicrock.com. Either way, great! If all the bands listed actually get an album out, I will be one happy camper. Thanks and all the best to you as well in the New Year!

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  2. Cool Post and thanks for letting us know what is on tap in January! STP i will wait for the reviews to pop up as they will be on singer number 3…..
    Priest I’m waiting for Turbo 30 The Deluxe Edition(Feb Or March). I heard Turbo Lover from the live portion and it’s sooooo good!

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      1. Yeah it is crazy….One thing for 25th Deluxe Editions hahaha but 30? Speaking of Oasis i’m with you guys as I cannot really handle dudes when they go solo and Oasis is definitely the case. The Be Here Now Deluxe has Noel doing all the vocals on the Demo’s of the songs that Liam ended up singing….
        Pretty cool….

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  3. I have the Flaming Lips album pre-ordered. Something to look forward to in a few weeks. After that it’s the new Duke Garwood (February).

    All the best for the new year!

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  4. Hey! I’m also looking forward to new music from Avril Lavigne. She’s been my idol my whole life, and I remember the last album she released in 2013, which was AMAZING. I hope her new music comes soon!
    It’s really late, but Happy 2017 to you too!

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  5. Yeah this year is going to be a kick ass year for music! But you forgot two big albums coming out, Marilyn Mansons “Say10” and Linkin Parks “One More Light”.

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