New Music Out 10/9: John Lennon, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors, Dire Straits, Linkin Park, More


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This Friday, Oct. 9 brings with it some very notable new music from a host of big-name acts. Some are reissuing classic albums, others are sharing brand new music for the first time in a while — here’s a rundown.

John Lennon GIMME SOME TRUTH. ULTIMATE MIXES. Box Set (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

This Friday marks the 80th birthday of Beatles legend and cultural icon John Lennon, and he’ll will be celebrated in grand fashion with John Lennon Gimme Some Truth. The Ultimate Mixes., a massive new box set that was announced in late August.

The material on this massive collection was personally handpicked by Yoko Ono Lennon (Executive Producer) and Sean Ono Lennon (Producer), and it promises to be a wealth of entertainment for Lennon fans.


Blue Öyster CultThe Symbol Remains album (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

The Symbol Remains is a new studio album from BoC — the hard-rock band’s 15th overall and first since 2011, so it’s been a while.

The Symbol Remains features 14 songs, and is the result of the group’s meticulous work on the album — a process that began in 2019 and incorporated new material as well as pre-existing song fragments members that were already in the works.

“With the song demos emerging for this record, we realized there was as much if not more variety in style and content on this record as any in our history,” says Eric Bloom “We embraced this and the thing tying all the disparate elements together is the band’s sound and performance.”

“The goal was for the new music to stand up to the quality and vitality of our legacy recordings, and I believe we have successfully done that,” adds Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser. “Other than that, the sound of our voices and style of our writing and playing can’t help but sound familiar to fans of our work.”


The DoorsMorrison Hotel 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

The Doors will release a lavish 50th anniversary Deluxe Edition of Morrison Hotel, the famed Los Angeles band‘s unforgettable 1970 album, this week.

The recording process that led to Morrison Hotel in its final form only took a few weeks, the album featured artwork taken by famed photographer Henry Diltz, who snapped a photo of Jim MorrisonRobby KriegerJohn Densmore and Ray Manzarek inside the front window of the Morrison Hotel in L.A.’s Skid Row.

The album will be made available in expanded format with a wealth of bonus material, with more than an hour of previously unreleased recordings included, all remastered by the Doors’ longtime mixer and engineer Bruce Botnick.


Dire StraitsThe Studio Albums 1978-1991 (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

The music of Dire Straits is timeless, as far as “classic rock” is concerned — and the band‘s six-album catalog released between 1978 and 1991 will be reissued this week via Rhino Records.

The appropriately titled Dire Straits: The Studio Albums 1978-1991 brings together 1978’s Dire Straits, 1979’s Communiqué, 1980’s Making Movies, 1982’s Love Over Gold, 1985’s Brothers in Arms and 1991’s On Every Street in a must-have set for dedicated fans.


The ReplacementsPleased to Meet Me Reissue (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

Originally released in 1987, Pleased to Meet Me is the fifth studio album from The Replacements and holds a place in the group‘s vaunted history as the only album the band released as a trio — Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and Chris Mars (following the departure of guitarist Bob Stinson). The album also features two of the band’s most well-known songs in “Alex Chilton” and “Can’t Hardly Wait.”

A brand new reissue is due out this week, featuring a ton of bonus material:


Linkin ParkHybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Edition (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

This Friday, Linkin Park will commemorate the 20th anniversary of its groundbreaking 2000 debut album Hybrid Theory with a special reissue that also serves as a tribute to late lead vocalist Chester Bennington, who passed away in July 2017.

The limited-edition Super Deluxe version of the Hybrid Theory reissue is packed to the gills with pretty much anything longtime fans might want, and more.

To celebrate 20 years since the original release, ​Hybrid Theory​: ​20​th​ Anniversary Edition ​will be released on October 9​th​, 2020. The flagship format is a super-deluxe edition box set that includes unreleased and hard-to-find material on CD, vinyl and DVD. The box set also includes a lavishly illustrated 80-page book with contributions from the band and many previously unseen photographs, plus a replica tour laminate,an oversize poster of Chester Bennington, and 3 lithographs of new artwork supplied by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and Frank Maddocks (the art director on the original release, and this anniversary edition).


Travis10 Songs (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

This week, acclaimed Scottish rock band Travis will release a new album titled 10 Songs, which the group previewed with a few songs, including this one with special guest Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles:

10 Songs will be the ninth studio album from Travis and the follow-up to 2016’s Everything At Once.

Travis earned international acclaim for both 1997’s The Man Who and 2001’s The Invisible Band, earning the band a reputation for its solid songwriting and the earnestness of its music — and, as previously mentioned, paving the way, so to speak, for future acts such as Coldplay.


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