Look out for these albums and DVDs released this week.
The DVD Live in Texas ’75 presents a concert right at the start of a massive tour of the U.S. to promote The Who By Numbers. The 117-minute, twenty-five-song set, which was previously only available as a bootleg, has been restored by longtime Who collaborator Jon Astley. Original Who drummer Keith Moon rules the roost.
Ndegeocello’s tenth studio album, which is dedicated to the late, great singer Nina Simone, features drummer Deantoni Parks. Guests include Sinead O’Connor, Lizz Wright, Valerie June, Tracy Wannomae, Toshi Reagon, and Cody ChesnuTT.
The Afterman: Ascension is the first part of a double album. Part two, The Afterman: Descension, will be released in 2013. The album, which took seven months to record, is the first since 2005 to include Josh Eppard on drums. Also available is the Armory Award edition of the album, which includes a seventy-eight-page book, four CDs, a VIP tour laminate medallion and certificate, and a documentary DVD.
The band’s new album features drummer Atom Willard (Rocket From the Crypt, the Offspring, Social Distortion, Angels & Airwaves). A lengthy European tour is scheduled for October and November; dates in Canada, the U.S., and Australia will be announced soon, with more European touring and a busy festival summer in 2013 also on the horizon.
The group’s twentieth studio album features collaborations among all four members, including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.
The group’s first studio album in seven years features a cameo by the Clash’s Mick Jones. It’s also the first to feature ex-Chili Peppers/Pearl Jam/Eleven drummer Jack Irons.