New Music from Avril Lavigne, Tears for Fears, and Scorpions

• Love SuxAvril Lavigne.  This is her seventh album.  Her guests are Machine Gun KellyBlackbear, and Mark Hoppus.  This is her first album on Travis Barker’s record label, DTA Records.

• The Tipping PointTears for Fears.  This is their seventh album and first release in almost 18 years.  They are going on tour in May with Garbage.


• Rock BelieverScorpions.  This is their 19th album and first in seven years.  It’s their first album with Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee.  They have a Las Vegas residency that starts in March at Planet Hollywood.


• All the Truth I Can TellDashboard Confessional.  This is their eighth album.  They are going on tour at the end of the month with Jimmy Eat World.  They’ll also be part of the emo When We Were Young festival in October as well as the Emo’s Not Dead cruise in November.


• A Tribute to Led ZeppelinBeth Hart.  As the title suggests, this is a Led Zeppelin cover album.  It includes “Kashmir”“Dancing Days”, and “The Rain Song”.  She said, quote, “This Zeppelin album allowed me to get all my rage out, and for that, I’m really grateful.”


• Fever Dreams Parts 1 – 4Johnny Marr.  He was the guitarist and co-songwriter for The Smiths.  This is his fourth solo album.  Johnny said, quote, “There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been developing, really since getting out of The Smiths until now, and I hear it in this record.”


• CMFB . . . SidesCorey Taylor.  He is the lead singer of Slipknot.  This release is nine B-side tracks to his 2020 solo debut album “CMFT”.  It has covers of MetallicaEddie Money, and KISS.

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