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Here's an overview of the big albums and tours & festivals coming up in the next few months.


Lamb Of God "Resolution" 1.24.12

Shinedown "Amaryllis"  3.27.12

Various Artists - Chimes of Freedom (January 24th)
This four-CD set of Bob Dylan covers includes Cage the Elephant, Tom Morello, My Chemical Romance, Joe Perry, Queens of the Stone Age, Rise Against, Silversun Pickups, Pete Townshend and others.

Pink Floyd - The Wall: Experience Version (2 CDs); Immersion Box Set (5 CDs)
This is the latest release in the Floyd catalog upgrade.

Black Sabbath - tba
The original lineup is working with Rick Rubin on their first full-length studio album in more than 30 years.


Van Halen - tba
The first dates on this tour will be announced tomorrow.

Roger Waters - May 1st - July 14th.
The Pink Floyd singer-bassist brings his production of The Wall to stadiums in the spring and summer.

Black Sabbath - tba
European dates have been announced so far for their reunion jaunt. North American shows should follow soon.

New Orleans Jazz Fest (April 27th - 29th, May 3rd - 6th)
The lineup includes Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Eagles and Foo Fighters.

Coachella (April 13th - 15th, April 20th - 22nd)
The California desert festival expands to two weekends this year. No artists have been officially announced yet.

Bonnaroo (June 7th - 10th)
No artists have been announced yet.

Bamboozle (May 18th - 20th)
The lineup includes Foo Fighters, Blink 182 and Incubus.

Scott Weiland said in an interview last year that he'd patched things up with most of the members of Velvet Revolver, and now he's proving it. He's reuniting with the band to perform a few songs at Love You Madly: A Concert for John O'Brien at the House of Blues in Hollywood on January 12th. The show will also feature performances by Stephen Stills and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello.

Weiland and Velvet Revolver last performed together in April 2008.

Disturbed bassist John Moyer is using the band's hiatus to get back to his roots as a music teacher. He's taken over as director and owner of the Natural Ear Music School in Austin, Texas, where he started teaching in 1999 when he was still in Union Underground. Moyer has replaced the school's founder, Mike Murphy, who left to focus on his job as mayor of nearby Liberty Hill, Texas.