In Stores Now And Coming Soon: New Albums By Andrew W.K., Down, Cam’ron, WWF, ‘Scorpion King’ & More

Host of reissues flow forth, from Gerardo to Ozzy.

If you’re fed up with bubblegum pop and need a hard rock primer course, this week in new releases is for you. While you won’t find much along the lines of mainstream releases, you will, however, be bombarded with numerous reissues from such rock gods as Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden.

Newcomers Andrew W.K. and the Walkmen drop their debut albums as well. These two might sound familiar: former Jonathan Fire*Eater members The Walkmen from “You Hear it First” and Andrew W.K. from the virtually inescapable pictures of his bloody mug on the cover of I Get Wet.

If you’re looking to rock a wee bit harder, Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo unveils the fruits of his labors with bandmate Rex Brown, Corrosion of Conformity’s Pepper Keenan and members of Crowbar and Eyehategod with Down II, Down’s follow-up to 1995′s NOLA.

In recognition of the seven-year anniversary of Eazy-E’s death, Ruthless Records will release Impact of a Legend, a CD/DVD combination package that includes music videos, interviews, song lyrics, photos, a collectors’ comic book and the EP The Godfather of Gangsta Rap.

And, to further feed your nostalgic tendencies, it’s all about compilations from Extreme (Millennium Collection), April Wine (Classic Masters) and Mr. Rico Suave himself, Gerardo (Fame, Sex, Y Dinero). Yeah right, like you’re not curious. …

Out Tuesday, March 26:


  • All-4-One – A41 (AMC)
  • All That Remains – Behind Silence & Solitude (Prosthetic/Metal Blade)
  • Gregg Allman – 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (Mercury)
  • Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet (Island)
  • April Wine – Classic Masters (EMI)
  • Avant – Ecstasy (MCA)
  • Baha Men – Move It Like This (S-Curve/Capitol)
  • Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Riviera (Big/Warner Bros.)
  • Blend – Echo Warrior (Shadow)
  • Bludgeon – Crucify the Priest (Metal Blade)
  • Brass Construction – Classic Masters (EMI)
  • Cam’ron – Harlem’s Greatest (Epic)
  • Carpathian Forest – Black Shining Leather (World War III)
  • Caitlin Cary – While You Weren’t Looking (Yep Roc)
  • Beth Neilsen Chapman – Deeper Still (Artemis)
  • Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick at Budokan (reissue, Legacy)
  • Chinchilla – Last Millennium (Metal Blade)
  • The Commodores – Live! (reissue, Motown)
  • Con Funk Shun – 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (Mercury)
  • Ferry Corsten – Global Trancemissions 2 (Moonshine)
  • Crimewave – Scripturewon: Beginning of (Crimewave)
  • Jack Dangers – Variaciones Espectrales (Instinct)
  • Diamond Rexx – Rated Rexx (Crash)
  • Dixie Dregs – 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (A&M)
  • Down – Down II (Elektra)
    Read about it … Pantera’s Phil Anselmo Gets Down And Dirty
  • Drag the River – Closed (Upland)
  • Dr. Hook – Classic Masters (EMI)
  • Eazy-E – Impact of a Legend (Ruthless)
  • Mark Elf – Dream Steppin’ (Jen Bay)
  • Mark Erelli – The Memorial Hall Recordings (Signature Sounds)
  • Ester Drang – Goldenwest (Burnt Toast)
  • Extreme 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (A&M)
  • Fine China – You Make Me Hate Music (Tooth & Nail)
  • Jeremiah Freed – Jeremiah Freed (Universal)
  • Funky Green Dogs – Super California (MCA)
  • G. Love & Special Sauce – Best of G. Love & Special Sauce (Epic)
  • Jeff Gauthier Goatette – Mask (Cryptogramophone)
  • Gerardo – Fame, Sex Y Dinero (Thump)
  • Johnny Gill – Ultimate Collection (Hip-O)
  • Gomez – In Our Gun (Virgin)
  • Ben Green – Ben Green (Artemis)
  • Eric Hansen – Nuevo Flamenco Romancero (Neurodisc/Priority)
  • Ed Harcourt – Here Be Monsters (Heavenly/Capitol)
  • Corey Hart – Classic Masters (EMI)
  • Hatebreed – Perseverance (Universal)
  • Hillbilly Idol – Hillbilly Idol (Slewfoot)
  • The Hollies – The Hollies’ Greatest Hits (Legacy)
  • Huntingons – Rock’N’Roll Habits for the New Wave (Burnt Toast)
  • Infamous Mobb – Special Edition (Landspeed)
  • Infinity Tha Ghetto Child Pain (MCA)
  • Iron Maiden – Fear of the Dark (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Killers (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Life After Death (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Live at Donington (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – No Prayer for the Dying (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Powerslave (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Real Live Dead One (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Rock in Rio (Columbia)
    Read about it … Iron Maiden’s Eddie Makes A Killer Toy
  • Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – Virtual XI (reissue, Portrait)
  • Iron Maiden – X Factor (reissue, Portrait)
  • Isley Brothers – Isley Brothers Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Legacy)
  • Jaz-O & Immobilarie – Kingz Kounty (D&D)
  • Mason Jennings – Century Spring (Bar/None)
  • Jetenderpaul – Presents the Modal Lines (Burnt Toast)
  • Jetenderpaul – Wooden Spires (Burnt Toast)
  • Jon B. – Are U Still Down: Jon B.’s Greatest Hits (Epic)
  • Juba Collective – Juba Collective (Premonition)
  • Richard Kaufmann – Common Senses (Record Cellar)
  • Keplyn – Animus Diaries (Beatnik)
  • Kidneythieves – Zerospace (Extasy)
  • Kinky – Kinky (Nettwerk)
  • Mac Dre – Mac Dre Presents the Rompalation Volume 3 (Cavvy R.)
  • Masterbeat – Black Party 2002 (Master Ent.)
  • Masterbeat – White Party 2002 (Master Ent.)
  • Nicole McCloud – So What (Artemis)
  • Mindy McCready – Mindy McCready (Capitol)
  • Mediaeval Baebes – The Rose (Nettwerk)
  • Missing Persons – Lost Tracks (One Way)
  • Moodswings – Horizontal (Water Music)
  • Estrella Morente – My Songs and a Poem (Narada World)
  • Steve Morse Band – Split Decision (Magna Carta)
  • My Morning Jacket – Chocolate & Ice> (EP, Badman)
  • The Nels Cline Singers – Instrumentals (Cryptogramophone)
  • Ted Nugent – Ultimate Ted Nugent (Legacy)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz (reissue, Epic)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Diary of a Madman (reissue, Epic)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears (reissue, Epic)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Tribute (reissue, Epic)
    Read about it … Ozzy Bringing Back Blizzard, Madman, More With Bonuses
  • Pepper – Kona Town (MCA)
  • Porter Hall, TN – Welcome to Porter Hall, TN (Slewfoot)
  • Power Houze – Family Business (Power Houze)
  • Billy Preston – King of the Road (Park South)
  • Pretty Willie – Enter the Life of Suella (Universal)
  • Procol Harum – Classic Tracks and Rarities: An Anthology (Metro)
  • Psychotogen – Perverse & Unnatural Practices (Crash)
  • Ra Desperidos – Tired of Strugglin’ (Koch State)
  • Rae & Christian – Nocturnal Activity (K7)
  • Randy & Rainbows – 2002 Millennium (Park South)
  • Rene & Angela – Classic Masters (EMI)
  • Pepesito Reyes – Pepesito Reyes (Narada World)
  • Minnie Riperton – Come to My Garden (reissue, Varese Sarabande)
  • Diana Ross – Diana Ross (Remastered, Motown)
  • Scientific – From the Nest of Idea (Burnt Toast)
  • Seafood – When Do We Start Fighting (Nettwerk)
  • The Secret Machines – September 000 (EP, Ace Fu)
  • Sinister Luck Ensemble – Anniversary (Perishable)
  • Sleeping Flies – You Are Superior (Kindercore/_EWB)
  • Sparta – Austere (EP, DreamWorks)
    Read about it … Sparta Rise From At The Drive-In’s Ashes With EP, Tour
  • St. Germain – Boulevard (Pias)
  • Tony Stampley – Rebelution (DreamWorks)
  • Sukilove – Talking in the Dark (Hidden Agenda)
  • Supertones – Live Volume 1 (BEC)
  • T-Connection – Classic Masters (EMI)
  • Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends (Victory)
  • Tavares – Classic Masters (EMI)
  • Tied & Tickled Trio – Electric Avenue Tapes (Clearspot)
  • Tower of Power – Soul With a Capital “S” (Legacy)
  • The Trouble With Sweeney – Dear Life (Burnt Toast)
  • TwoThirtyEight – Regulate the Chemicals (Tooth & Nail)
  • Ultimate Fakebook – Open Up and Say Awesome (Initial)
  • Various artists – Audio NL (Shadow)
  • Various artists – The Best of Narada New Age (Narada)
  • Various artists – Blazin’ Hip Hop & R&B (Columbia)
  • Various artists – “Clockstoppers” soundtrack (Hollywood)
  • Various artists – Club Hits 2002 (SPG)
  • Various artists – Lowrider Scrapin’ Tour 2002 (Thump)
  • Various artists – MTV: The Best of TRL Pop (UTV)
  • Various artists – “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” Soundtrack (Ultimatum Music)
  • Various artists – Pledge of Allegiance (Columbia)
  • Various artists – Pure Energy 8 (SPG)
  • Various artists – Riot Contract Killers (Riot)
  • Various artists – “The Rookie” soundtrack (Hollywood)
  • Various artists – “The Scorpion King” soundtrack (Universal)
    Read about it … Creed, Nickelback, System Of A Down On ‘Scorpion King’ Soundtrack
  • Various artists – “The Time Machine” soundtrack (Varese Sarabande)
  • Various artists – Urban Legends Volume 1 1990-2001 (Epic)
  • Various artists – WWF Forceable Entry (Columbia)
    Read about it … Creed, Limp Bizkit Meet In Ring On WWF Forceable Entry
  • The Walkmen – Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone (Star Time)
    Read about it … The Walkmen: You Hear It First

  • Weekend Excursion – Take Me Home (Redeye)
  • Cassandra Wilson – Belly of the Sun (Blue Note)
  • Denison Witmer – Of Joy & Sorrow (Burnt Toast)
  • Ying Yang Twins – Alley: The Return of the Ying Yang Twins (Koch)

Coming Soon (Dates Subject to Change)

April 2:

April 9:


  • Baldwin Brothers – Cooking With Lasers (TVT)
  • Bonnie Raitt – Silver Lining (Capitol)
  • Sloan – Pretty Together (RCA)
  • Ultrapull – From All Directions (Gold Circle)
  • Quarashi – Jinx (Columbia)

April 23:


  • Naughty by Nature – Iicons (TVT)
  • Tina Novak – Been Around the World (Arista)
  • Q-Tip – Kamaal the Abstract (Arista)
  • Sneaker Pimps – Bloodsport (Tommy Boy)

April 30:


  • Blackalicious – Blazing Arrow (MCA)
  • Donell Jones – Life Goes On (Arista)
  • Various artists – “Spider-Man” soundtrack (Columbia)

June 4:


  • Lil’ Romeo – Game Time (Universal/No Limit)