Kid Rock, Rihanna and a Led Zeppelin reunion in the FOXLight Music Releases: Week of 11-19-2012

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This week’s FOXLight music release roundup goes over like a Led Zeppelin. Celebration Day documents the legendary band’s 2007 London reunion and comes in various combos of CD, DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl…

Kid Rock genre-hops through rock, country and rap on his latest, Rebel Soul

Rihanna’s back and Unapologetic, with guests Eminem and on-again boyfriend Chris Brown

Usher, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera join Latin hip-hopper Pitbull on Global Warming

The World from the Side of the Moon is the long-awaited debut album from your reigning American Idol Phillip Phillips

R&B/reality star Keyshia Cole’s fourth album is Woman to Woman

Teenage opera sensations Il Volo return with We Are Love

The “Queen of Latin Pop” Thalia celebrates 20 years in entertainment on Habitame Siempre

Kid Rock’s fellow genre-hopper Uncle Kracker completes his Country conversion with Midnight Special

FX smash Sons of Anarchy sees its second soundtrack Songs of Anarchy: Vol. 2 filled with new spins on classic tracks, like Jane’s Addiction’s take on the Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil”…

Classic artists return, including Graham Parker’s reunion with The Rumour after 31 years Three Chords Good…The Animals’ and War’s Eric Burdon teams with Cincinnati rockers The Greenhornes for the vinyl-only Psycho White…and Punk legends Bad Brains return-to-form on Into the Future

And coming full circle, more live Rock arrives from Coldplay, whose Live 2012 features performances from Paris, Montreal and Glastonbury on a CD/DVD or CD/Blu-ray combo…AC/DC’s Live at River Plate, covering a 2009 Buenos Aires show…and Porcupine Tree’s stands at the Royal Albert Hall and Chicago’s Riviera are documented on Octane Twisted.

On the Reissue Front

Kelly Clarkson was not only the first American Idol – she’s now the first American Idol with a career long and successful enough to warrant a greatest hits set.  Greatest Hits – Chapter One has all the chart-toppers plus three new tracks…

Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down compile their Greatest Hits, also with the almost-standard three new tracks…

Elvis Costello collects 15 of his tracks that appeared in movies big and small on In Motion Pictures, with some making their CD debut…

Nicki Minaj just can’t seem to release a proper follow-up to her 2010 debut Pink Friday, so instead she keeps revising it and adding new tracks.  First it was this past April’s Pink Friday – Roman Reloaded.  Now, she brings you Pink Friday – Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up, which adds 8 new tracks to the album, which already added 6 tracks to the previous version.  Confused yet?…

t.A.T.u. fans!  All one of you!  The most surprising and least-clamored-for reissue of the week goes to 2002′s 200 km/h In The Wrong Lane, which returns in a 10th Anniversary Gold Edition adding one previously unreleased tracks and some remixes…

The latest (and last?) round of Frank Zappa remasters arrives:  the 1969 comp Mothermania: The Best of the Mothers, You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Volumes 3-6, 1992′s Playground Psychotics, 1997′s Have I Offended Someone?, and the following year’s Mystery Disc.

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In New York…I’m Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk.




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