New Music Out 10/2: Queen + Adam Lambert, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Dawes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, William Shatner, Corey Taylor

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This Friday, Oct. 2 brings another batch of notable new music releases spanning genres and decades. It includes the first-ever live album from Queen + Adam Lambert, a new blues collection from William Shatner(!) and more. Let’s take a look:

Queen + Adam LambertLive Around the World (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

Live Around the World is the first-ever live album from Queen and vocalist Adam Lambert, capturing various live performances from the band over the past few years.

It has been previewed with a couple live video performances. Here’s “I Was Born to Love You” from the Summer Sonic Festival in 2014:

And “The Show Must Go On” from London’s 02 Arena, circa 2018:

Bon Jovi2020 (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

2020 is the fifteenth studio album from Bon Jovi, and its release was pushed back from May. A statement on the band’s website explained the delay:

2020 was a completed album with a breadth and depth of songwriting, titled for a challenging and pivotal election year. Along with all of America, Jon found himself unexpectedly experiencing a world-altering coronavirus pandemic, followed quickly by the staggering events of George Floyd’s death and the ensuing national movement for racial equality. He knew there was even more to say about 2020.

The new video for “Do What You Can” depicts Jon Bon Jovi walking through an eerily empty New York City, very much a snapshot of American life in 2020:

Roger WatersUS + THEM Blu/ray/CD (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

Roger Waters: US + THEM is a new live concert film documenting Waters’ 2017-2018 world tour that saw the Pink Floyd legend play songs from throughout his illustrious career.

Per the item details, Us + THEM is a showcase of everything Waters stands for as a musician and cultural figure:

Waters powerfully demonstrates that he is at heart, a musical activist and one of the most passionate political commentators of his time. He has dedicated his life to fighting against those who seek to control our lives and destroy our planet. Welcome To The Machine and Another Brick In The Wall Part II, are a stark reminder of the bleak warnings that he gave decades ago about alienation, displacement, greed, suffering, destruction and loss. And yet the humanity of the songwriter cannot be more plainly seen than in Wish You Were Here, because, although he presents a grim picture of the state of the world, ultimately his message is one of hope through unity and love.

DawesGood Luck With Whatever (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

Good Luck With Whatever is the seventh album from acclaimed Los Angeles indie/rock band Dawes. Produced by Dave Cobb, the album was previewed in recent weeks with songs such as “Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?”:

Good Luck With Whatever follows Dawes’ 2018 album Passwords, and is also the first release from the band since singer/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith worked with his wife, Mandy Moore, on her solid 2019 record Silver Landings.

Rodrigo y GabrielaMettavolution Live Double-LP (Click here to pre-order from our Rock Cellar Store)

Acclaimed acoustic guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela will release Mettavolution Live, featuring recordings from their 2019 world tour supporting their latest studio album, Mettavolution.

Rodrigo y Gabriela had planned to continue touring the world this past summer in celebration of the album and their career, only to see the COVID-19 pandemic ruin those plans (as it has so much else). Instead, this live album can serve as a proper commemoration of that epic tour.

The Mettavolution tour featured an impossibly epic cover of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes,” which the duos hared as a preview of the live record:

William ShatnerThe Blues (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

William Shatner has had a particularly irreverent musical career in addition to his status as a legend of the small screen thanks to his iconic run on Star Trek — and this week, he returns with The Blues, a collection of blues standards that was previewed with “The Thrill is Gone,” a team-up with Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night:

The track listing:

1. Sweet Home Chicago feat. Brad Paisley
2. I Can’t Quit You Baby feat. Kirk Fletcher
3. Sunshine Of Your Love feat. Sonny Landreth
4. The Thrill Is Gone feat. Ritchie Blackmore
5. Mannish Boy feat. Ronnie Earl
6. Born Under A Bad Sign feat. Tyler Bryant
7. I Put A Spell On You feat. Pat Travers
8. Crossroads feat. James Burton
9. Smokestack Lightnin’ feat. Jeff “Skunk” Baxter
10. As The Years Go Passing By feat. Arthur Adams
11. Let’s Work Together feat. Harvey Mandel & Canned Heat
12. Route 66 feat. Steve Cropper
13. In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company feat. Albert Lee
14. Secrets Or Sins

Corey TaylorCMFT (Click here to buy from our Rock Cellar Store)

Corey Taylor, front man for Slipknot and Stone Sour, has shared new music recently from his first-ever solo album, and CMFT will be released this week. An unapologetic collection of songs that find Taylor being as true to his creative vision as ever, CMFT finds one of hard rock/metal’s most entertaining front men doing what he wants, on his terms.

Taylor is also staging a special full-production streaming concert event at the Forum in Los Angeles for release day, and it promises to be quite a show:

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