The slowest period for the music business is typically early in the new year, after the engines of Black Friday and Christmas shopping grind to a halt. This time, as our list of upcoming 2020 new music releases shows, is different.

Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris' band British Lion are set to issue their second album, just one day before launching their first-ever U.S. tour. Drive-By Truckers have completed The Unraveling, their first new studio project in more than three years – their longest gap ever.

Blue Oyster Cult return with a live album titled Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 and a reissued, remastered version of their 12th studio LP, Cult Classic. (That should hold fans over while they continue work on new material.) Already issued as a film and compact disc, John Fogerty's well-received 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks returns on vinyl.

A pair of newer supergroups is also back with fresh sounds: Sons of Apollo (featuring former Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, ex-Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, onetime Journey singer Jeff Scott Soto and Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan) as well as Revolution Saints (with a lineup featuring Deen Castronovo, Doug Aldrich and Jack Blades).

Among the highlights for February is Goodbye Tour Live 1968, a four-disc box set that contains previously unreleased Cream concert recordings from 1968.

More information on these and other rock albums can be found below. Remember to follow this continuously updated list of new music releases for details on records issued throughout the year.

Jan. 3
Deep Purple, Live in Rome 2013 (2CD)
Steven Wilson, Grace for Drowning (remastered)

Jan. 10
Bad Company, Desolation Angels: 40th Anniversary Edition

Jan. 17
British Lion [Iron Maiden's Steve Harris], The Burning
Marcus King [Tedeschi Trucks Band], El Dorado
Marshall Crenshaw, Miracle of Science
Sons of Apollo, MMXX

Jan. 24
Blue Oyster Cult, Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014; Cult Classic (remastered)
Dave Clark Five, All the Hits
Elton John with Ray Cooper, Live From Moscow 1979
John Fogerty, 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks (2LP / DVD)
Nektar, The Other Side
Revolution Saints, Rise

Jan. 31
Ben Watt, Storm Damage
Dashboard Confessional, The Best Ones of the Best Ones (vinyl)
Drive-By Truckers, The Unraveling
Glenn Hughes, Justified Man: The Studio Albums 1995-2003 (6CD clamshell box)
Howard Jones, One to One (2CD / 3CD / vinyl)
Various artists, A Slight Disturbance In My Mind: The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds of 1966 (3CD set, with the Kinks, Hollies, Bee Gees, Yardbirds, David Bowie, Rod Stewart and others)

Feb. 7
Bad Company, Bad Company: A Film By Jon Brewer (DVD)
Box Tops, The Letter-Neon Rainbow / Cry Like a Baby / Non-Stop / Dimensions (2CD set)
Bryan Ferry, Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974
Cream, Goodbye Tour Live 1968 (4CD box)
Green Day, Father of All …
Harry Nilsson, The Point [Blu-ray]
Hollies, Words and Music of Bob Dylan
John Prine, The BBC Sessions: The Lost Broadcasts 1971-1973
Richard Marx, Limitless
Stone Temple Pilots, Perdida
Various artists, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Concert (Blu-ray, with Bruce Springsteen, Glenn Frey, Paul McCartney, Elton John, John Mellencamp, others)

Feb. 14
Bobby Hatfield, Stay With Me: The Richard Perry Sessions
David Bowie, "Alabama Song" (7-inch 40th anniversary picture disc)
Huey Lewis and the News, Weather
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (CD/DVD)

Feb. 21
Bobby Hatfield, Stay With Me: The Richard Perry Session
Dio, The Studio Album Collection: 1996-2004
Eric Burdon and the Animals, When I Was Young: The MGM Recordings 1967-68 (5CD remastered and expanded set)
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Sockin' It to You: The Complete Dynovoice / New Voice Recordings
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man
Peter Green, The End of the Game: 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Porcupine Tree, In Absentia (Deluxe Edition)
Yacht Rock Revue, Hot Dads in Tight Jeans

Feb. 28
Allman Brothers Band, Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection
James Taylor, American Standard
Robert Cray Band, That’s What I Heard [Steve Perry]
Robert Plant, Digging Deep (7-inch singles box set)
ZZ Top, That Little Ol’ Band From Texas (Blu-ray, DVD)

March 6
Peter Buck [R.E.M.] and Luke Haines, Beat Poetry for the Survivalist
Simple Minds, Street Fighting Years: Super Deluxe

March 13
Boomtown Rats, Citizens of Boomtown
Deap Lips [Deap Vally with the Flaming Lips], Deap Lips
Maria McKee, La Vita Nuova

March 20
Adam Lambert [Queen], Velvet
David Clayton-Thomas [Blood Sweat and Tears], Say Somethin'
Def Leppard, The Early Years 79-81
Elvis Presley, Elvis' Golden Records (vinyl reissue)
Gordon Lightfoot, Solo
Missing Persons featuring Dale Bozzio, Dreaming
Renaissance, Turn of the Cards (expanded clamshell boxset)
Roger Eno and Brian Eno, Mixing Colours
Tower of Power, Step Up

March 27
Carly Simon, No Secrets (vinyl reissue)
Cat Stevens, Matthew & Son (vinyl reissue)
Depeche Mode, SPiRiTS in the Forest (CD/DVD box set)
Everly Brothers, Down in the Bottom: The Country Rock Sessions 1966-68 (3CD)
Grateful Dead, Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 2: Austin 11-15-71 (2CD)
Gregg and Duane Allman, Early Allman; Hour Glass; Power of Love; Duane & Gregg Allman
James Taylor, Greatest Hits (remastered)
Jefferson Airplane, Long John Silver / Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (2CD remastered edition)
Jim Capaldi [Traffic], Open Your Heart: The Island Recordings 1972-76 (3CD/1DVD)
Michael Hutchence [INXS], Mystify: Michael Hutchence (DVD)
Mojo Nixon, The Mojo Manifesto: The Original Album Collection
Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts
Paul Kantner, Grace Slick and David Freiberg, Baron Von Tollbooth and the Chrome Nun (remastered)
Pearl Jam, Gigaton
Ratt, The Atlantic Years 1984-1990 (5CD clamshell box)
Tesla, Five Man London Jam

April 3
Alan Parsons Project, Ammonia Avenue (3CD/Blu-ray limited-edition deluxe reissue)
Bob Dylan, Japanese Singles Collection (2CD)
Frank Zappa, Carnegie Hall (3CD)
Monkees, The Mike & Micky Show Live
Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Duran Duran and others, The Best of Bond … James Bond (2CD expanded reissue)
Rick Wakeman, The Red Planet
Testament, Titans of Creation

April 10
Cat Stevens, Back to Earth: Super Deluxe Box
Grey Daze [Chester Bennington], Amends
Paul Carrack, Love Songs (2CD)
Joe Satriani, Shapeshifting
Nightwish, Human II Nature
Strokes, The New Abnormal

April 17
Bangles, Gold (3CD)
Danzig, Danzig Sings Elvis
EOB [Radiohead's Ed O'Brien], Earth
Soul Asylum, Hurry Up and Wait

April 24
Andrew Gold, Something New: Unreleased Gold
Def Leppard, London to Vegas (live)
The Fall, Reformation Post-TLC (4CD)
Hawkwind, Roadhawks (remastered)
Lou Reed, When Your Heart Is Made Out of Ice (live)
Robby Krieger [The Doors], The Ritual Begins at Sundown
Roger O’Donnell [The Cure], 2 Ravens
Snowy White [Thin Lizzy], Lucky Star: An Anthology 1983-1994 (6CD)
Spirit, Tent of Miracles (2CD)

May 1
Neil Diamond, All-Time Greatest Hits (vinyl reissue)
Psychedelic Furs, Made of Rain

May 8
The Hollies, Words and Music of Bob Dylan (reissue)
Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees / Mad Season], Straight Songs of Sorrow
Micky Dolenz [Monkees], Live in Japan
Richard Thompson, Live at Rock City: Nottingham, November '86

May 15
Andrew Farriss [INXS], Andrew Farriss
Bon Jovi, 2020
Jason Isbell, Reunions
King Buzzo [Melvins], Gift of Sacrifice
Steve Howe [Yes], Love Is
Weezer, Van Weezer
Willie Nile, New York at Night

May 22
Dennis DeYoung [Styx], 26 East: Volume 1
Indigo Girls, Look Long
Phil Ochs, The Best of the Rest: Rare and Unreleased Recordings

May 29
Buzzcocks, The 1991 Demo Album (B&W vinyl reissue); Sell You Everything: 1991-2004 (8CD)
The Killers, Imploding the Mirage
Rush, Permanent Waves: 40th Anniversary
White Lion, All You Need is Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete Albums 1985-1991 (5CD clamshell boxset)

June 5
Dr. John, Ske Dat De Dat (vinyl reissue)

June 12
Blue Oyster Cult, iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012; Curse of the Hidden Mirror
Paul Weller, On Sunset
Steven Wilson, The Future Bites

June 19
Neil Young, Return to Greendale (live)

June 20: Record Store Day 2020
Ace Frehley, Trouble Walkin'
Alice Cooper, Live from the Apollo Theatre Glasgow Feb 19, 1982
Allman Brothers Band, Fillmore West 1-31-71; An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band: First Set
America, Heritage II: Demos/Alternate Takes 1971-1976
Black Crowes, Jealous Again
Black Keys, Let’s Rock (45RPM Edition)
Cheap Trick, Out To Get You! Live 1977
Cure, Seventeen Seconds: 40th Anniversary Edition; Bloodflowers: 20th Anniversary Edition
David Bowie, ChangesNowBowie; I’m Only Dancing: The Soul Tour '74
Def Leppard, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
Dio, Annica
Doors, The Soft Parade: Stripped
Dr. John, Remedies
Elton John - Elton John: 50th Anniversary Edition
Emerson Lake and Palmer, Live at Waterloo Field
Fleetwood Mac, The Alternate 'Rumours'
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (Sampler)
Grateful Dead, Buffalo 5/9/77 (5LP set)
Hawkwind, Quark, Strangeness & Charm
Humble Pie, Official Bootleg Collection Vol. 2
Iggy Pop, Kiss My Blood: Live in Paris 1991; Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Russia Melodia
Jerry Garcia, The Very Best of Jerry Garcia (5LP set)
Jethro Tull, Stormwatch 2
Jimi Hendrix, “Message To Love (Live)” / “Changes (Live)”
John Lennon, "Instant Karma!" (2020 Ultimate Mixes)
Judas Priest, British Steel: 40th Anniversary Edition; Sad Wings of Destiny
Keith Richards, "Hate It When You Leave" / "Key to the Highway"
Kinks, The Kink Kronikles
Lou Reed and John Cale, Songs For Drella
Mark Knopfler, Metroland: Music and Songs From the Film
Motorhead, "Ace of Spades" / "Dirty Love"
Mott the Hoople, The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll
New Order, John Peel Session 1982
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, "See Emily Play" / "Vegetable Man"
Neil Young, Homegrown
Paul McCartney, McCartney: 50th Anniversary Edition
Pink Floyd, "Arnold Layne" (Live 2007)
Pretenders, Live! at the Paradise, Boston, 1980
Ramones, It's Alive II: 40th Anniversary Edition
Replacements, The Complete Inconcerated Live (3LP set)
Roger Waters, The Wall: Live in Berlin
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed: Limited Collectors Edition; Metamorphosis: UK Edition
Roxy Music - Roxy Music: Steven Wilson Stereo Mix
Skid Row, Slave to the Grind
Toto, Live in Tokyo
U2, "11 O’Clock Tick Tock" (40th Anniversary Edition)
Warren Zevon, Warren Zevon's Greatest Hits (According to Judd Apatow)
Who, A Quick Live One; Odds and Sods: Deluxe
Yardbirds, Roger the Engineer: Stereo and Mono

June 26
Kansas, The Absence of Presence

July 17
The Pretenders, Hate for Sale

July 24
Neil Young, Archives Volume 2

Aug. 7
Deep Purple, Whoosh!

Aug. 14
Robby Krieger [The Doors], The Ritual Begins at Sundown

Sept. 18
Mike Campbell's Dirty Knobs, Wreckless Abandon
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, Live at the Roundhouse

Oct. 16
Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Rust Bucket
Mick Fleetwood & Friends - Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac [David Gilmour, Pete Townsend, Steven Tyler, Billy Gibbons, Kirk Hammett, Christine McVie, others]

Nov. 6
Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Duran Duran and others, The Best of Bond … James Bond (vinyl reissue)

Nov. 27
Neil Young, Young Shakespeare (solo live)

TBA / Rumored:
Ace Frehley, Origins Vol. 2
Adler (untitled, details here)
Alice Cooper (untitled, details here)
America, Half Century (7CD/1DVD box set)
Bad Company (untitled, details here)
Chris Robinson (untitled, details here)
Doobie Brothers, (untitled EP, details here)
Extreme (untitled, details here)
Foo Fighters (untitled, details here)
George Clinton, One Nation Under Sedation
Greta Van Fleet (untitled, details here)
Guns N' Roses (untitled, details here)
Iron Maiden (untitled, details here)
Jerry Lee Lewis (untitled, details here)
Jethro Tull, The Ballad of Jethro Tull (book, with new recorded material)
Joey Molland [Badfinger], (untitled)
Kinks (untitled reunion LP, details here)
Krokus (untitled, details here)
Lemmy Kilmister (untitled solo debut, details here)
Mick Mars (untitled solo debut, details here); (untitled John Corabi collaboration, details here)
Neil Young, Ragged Glory (expanded edition)
Paul Stanley and Soul Station (untitled, details here)
Pink Floyd, Animals (5.1 surround-sound reissue)
Robert Plant (untitled, details here)
Scorpions (untitled, details here)
Skid Row (untitled, details here)
Styx (untitled, details here)
Tesla, Shock
Tom Petty Wildflowers: All the Rest
Wolfgang Van Halen (untitled, details here)