May 24, 2024

Kings Of Leon (pictured above): Can We Please Have Fun

Release Date: 5/10

“I kept telling myself, ‘I really believe we can make something special’,” frontman Caleb Followill explained while talking about recording the album. “Every day it was positive vibes, like ‘Let’s keep it moving’. It was a very special time for us.” The set features “Mustang” and ‘Split Screen.’

Crownshift: Crownshift

Release Date: 5/10

Crownshift’s self-titled debut album includes “My Prison,” “A World Beyond Reach” and “If You Dare.” The band consists of musicians from notable Finnish Metal bands.

Anette Olzon: Rapture

Release Date: 5/10

The third solo album by the former Nightwish vocalist features the songs “Day Of Wrath” and Heed The Call.”

Powerman 5000: Abandon Ship

Release Date: 5/10

Powerman 5000 (PM5K) formed in ’91. Frontman Spider One (Michael David Cummings – pictured), the band’s only remaining founding member, is Rob Zombie’s younger brother. The lead track was “1999.”

Sebastian Bach: Child Within The Man

Release Date: 5/10

The former Skid Row frontman’s fifth solo album features “What Do I Got To Lose?” and “Everybody Bleeds.” “If you like the records I have put out in the past, I can GUARANTEE that you will enjoy the new album,” noted Bach. “THIS is the kind of Rock N’ Roll that keeps you young!”

Slash: Orgy Of The Damned

Release Date: 5/17

The “Blues-oriented” album has notable guest vocalists (Dorothy, Iggy Pop, Billy Gibbons, Paul Rodgers, to name a few). The lead single was a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor,” featuring vocals by AC/DC’s Brian Johnson with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler on the harmonica.

Lenny Kravitz: Blue Electric Light

Release Date: 5/24

His twelfth studio album (first since ’18’s “Raise Vibration”) was recorded at his studio in the Bahamas. He played most of the instruments with contributions from frequent collaborator, guitarist Craig Ross. The lead single was “TK421.”

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