5 Rock Bands Making a Comeback in 2017
Who says rock is dead? 2017 is set to be the year that some of music’s greatest rock bands make a grand return with highly-anticipated albums sure to resonate with fans. Here’s a look at five bands set to make a comeback this year:
After dropping their Trust Fall (Side A) EP in 2015, the SoCal quintet will be releasing their eighth studio album (appropriately titled 8) later this year. The album – whose first single “Nimble Bastard” was released last month – is set to feature possible collaborations with Skrillex and Deftones’ Chino Moreno. This summer the band will hit the road with Jimmy Eat World.
2) Foo Fighters
Alright, so maybe the phrase “comeback” doesn’t seem totally appropriate for a band that has consistently been on top of the world for the last decade or so. Still, the fact remains that Foo Fighters have remained relatively off the radar, aside from their 2015 Saint Cecilia EP. The band is doing a few European festivals this summer and has hinted that they may be hitting the studio sometime in this calendar year (they also previewed some new songs at a surprise gig they played at the Cheese and Grain club in Frome, England last month).
3) Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age have remained relatively quiet since the release of their last album, 2014’s excellent …Like Clockwork. Though Josh Homme confirmed last year that the band would be hitting the studio with the same lineup to record its follow-up, there has been relatively little information this year. But a recently leaked screenshot seems to indicate the band will be releasing a single called “Head Boy Machine” on July 31.
After releasing a pair of excellent one-off singles last year (“Wow” and “Dreams”), all signs seem to point towards the release of Beck’s follow-up to Morning Phase, which won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 2014. Don’t expect this new one to follow in the muted, folky footsteps of that effort, though; a recent profile piece in the New York Times described the yet-to-be-titled album’s songs as “huge, dance floor-ready exuberance and a whole new sonic range.”
What we do know about the veteran grunge band’s plans for 2017: they’ll be touring throughout the US this spring, and reissuing a deluxe version of their 1988 debut, Ultramega OK on March 10. The band has also confirmed that they have hit the studio to begin recording the follow-up to their 2012 comeback album King Animal, but whether or not that album will be released this year remains to be seen.