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This week's FOXLight music release roundup documents a sleeping music industry's sudden awakening...

Huge releases burst forth from Linkin Park, the Rick Rubin produced A Thousand Suns...Weezer's return to indie label-land, Hurley...and Robert Plant's continuing trip through roots-rock, Band of Joy...

Frontmen go solo, like The Killers' Brandon Flowers with Flamingo...and Godsmack's Sully Erna steps out with Avalon...

Old friends come back: You Are Not Alone marks the return of Mavis Staples...and Olivia Newton-John goes New Age (yes, you read that right) with Grace and Gratitude Renewed...

Trey Songz brings Passion, Pain & Pleasure...

Multiple Latin Grammy winner Luis Miguel goes self-titled...

Michelle Branch goes Country with Everything Comes and Goes...and Jamey Johnson stays Country with the double disc The Guitar Song.

Also out this week...

Songs From The Road covers highlights from Leonard Cohen's recent world tour...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds bizarro world alter-group Grinderman return with Grinderman 2...

Accept's first new album in 14 years, and first with new singer Mark Tornillo, is the hard and heavy Blood of the Nations...

And for more metal up your as...er, iPod, grab Kamelot's latest, Poetry For The Poisoned.

And on the Reissue Front...

Yacht Rock-ers rejoice!  Michael McDonald's second album, 1985's No Lookin' Back gets remastered and adds 1986's soundtrack smash "Sweet Freedom"...and two more from Boz Scaggs: 1971's Boz Scaggs & Band and 1972's My Time each get sonically polished plus bonus tracks.  Smoooooooooth!...

Two epic rockers get some 20th Anniversary love: Queensryche's Empire expands with three bonus tracks and a second disc of live tracks from London's Hammersmith Odeon...and Pantera's Cowboys From Hell explodes to 3 CDs, adding a disc of live tracks and a disc of demos to the remastered album...

Finally, Sony/Legacy's Playlist: The Very Best Of... series goes Jazz with volumes for Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Weather Report.

Look out for the FOXLight Podcast elsewhere 'round these parts...and remember what Philly soul prophets Gamble & Huff wrote:

"Music is the healing force of the world / It's understood by every man, woman, boy and girl."

So, heal thyselves!

In New York...Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk.