One thing we do know is that veteran acts like David Bowie, Elton John, Cheap Trick and Graham Nash show no signs of slowing down with all of them releasing new studio albums.
David Bowie, who bounced back from a ten year studio record release hiatus in 2013 by dropping the album The Next Day, will carry on in 2016 by issuing a new recording. Bowie’s 28th studio album called Blackstar will be released on January 8th to coincide with the singer’s 69th birthday. The album promises to be electronic and experimental, and was co-produced by Tony Visconti, the man behind Bowie’s iconic albums Low and Heroes.
Evergreen, Elton John’s new album, Wonderful Crazy Night, is due to come out on February 5th. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album features songs Elton co-wrote with his longtime songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin.
Cheap Trick’s new album, Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello, will hit stores on April 1st. That’s a week before the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash will release his new album, This Path Tonight, on April 15th. This will be his first solo album since 2002’s Songs for Survivors.
Other artists with concrete plans for new studio albums in 2016 include the likes of Coldplay, Bonnie Raitt, Band Of Horses, Jeff Buckley, The Killers and Anthrax.
Also in the works for 2016, are new projects by U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Blink 182, Ray Davies, Soundgarden, The Strokes and Pearl Jam,
All in all, 2016 is already shaping up to be a bumper year for some fantastic albums from some fantastic bands.
Check out the list compiled by metacritic.com