With 2021 now in the rear-view mirror, let’s look ahead to some new rock albums that will be released in 2022.
The new year will kick off with the arrival of The Lumineers‘ Brightside on January 14, along with Underoath‘s Voyeurist and The Wombats‘ Fix Yourself, Not the World.
Releases scheduled for February include Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators‘ 4; Bastille‘s Give Me the Future and Korn‘s Requiem on February 4; Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder‘s solo record Earthling on February 11; and Guns N’ Roses‘ Hard Skool EP on February 25.
Later in 2022, we’ll be getting not one, but two new Jack White solo albums: Fear of the Dawn on April 8, and Entering Heaven Alive on July 22.
Meanwhile, Machine Gun Kelly is set to release Born with Horns, his follow-up to 2020’s Travis Barker-produced Tickets to My Downfall, sometime this year.
Other artists who are expected to release albums this year include Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Shinedown, Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold and Papa Roach.
Osbourne’s as-yet-untitled album, which is expected out around springtime, will include contributions from his Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi, plus Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and other guest stars.
Here’s a list of notable confirmed and expected releases for 2022:
The Lumineers, Brightside
The Wombats, Fix Yourself, Not the World
Bastille, Give Me the Future
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, 4
Alt-J, The Dream
Eddie Vedder, Earthling
Spoon, Lucifer of the Sofa
Guns N’ Roses, Hard Skool EP
Various Artists, Legacy: A Tribute to Leslie West (featuring Slash, Zakk Wylde, Dee Snider, Martin Barre, Joe Lynn Turner, Elliot Easton, Robby Krieger & others)
Jack White, Fear of the Dawn
Wet Leg, Wet Leg
Liam Gallagher, C’mon You Know
Jack White, Entering Heaven Alive
Unconfirmed or details not yet announced:
Brandon Boyd, Echoes and Cocoons
Machine Gun Kelly, Born with Horns
Megadeth, The Sick, the Dying and the Dead
Arctic Monkeys — TBA
Avenged Sevenfold — TBA
Ozzy Osbourne — TBA
Papa Roach — TBA
Shinedown — TBA
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