March springs forward with new music by a legendary metal band and plenty of live and archival material from other longtime favorites.

Judas Priest's upcoming album Firepower grew out of a fresh creative spark from Richie Faulkner. The guitarist played a big role on 2014's Redeemer of Souls, and singer Rob Halford says they went right back to work together after completing Priest's most recent tour.

Elsewhere, the Stone Temple Pilots are ready to present the full-length debut of their new singer, the Moody Blues return to a signature moment onstage and the Dead Daisies are back with their fourth studio album. Randy Bachman of the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive has a new album of George Harrison covers, and there's another batch of rare and previously unheard music from Jimi Hendrix on the way.

More information on these and other rock releases can be found below. And remember to follow our continuously updated list of 2018 New Music Releases for details on music issued throughout the year.

March 2
Joan Baez, Whistle Down the Wind
Randy Bachman, By George — By Bachman
Ry Cooder, Paris, Texas (vinyl)

March 9
David Byrne, American Utopia
Iggy Pop and Josh Homme, American Valhalla: The Story of Post Pop Depression (DVD)
Jimi Hendrix, Both Sides of the Sky
Judas Priest, Firepower
Marillion, Brave: Deluxe Edition
Myles Kennedy [Slash], Year of the Tiger
Tom Waits, Closing Time (vinyl)

March 16
Dean Ween Group, Rock2
NRBQ, NRBQ
Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots
Spirit, It Shall Be: The Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972

March 23
Grateful Dead, The Best of the Grateful Dead Live – Volume I: 1969-1977 (vinyl)
Jack White, Boarding House Reach
Led Zeppelin, How the West Was Won (reissue)
Monster Magnet, Mindfucker
Moody Blues, Days of Future Passed Live
Procol Harum, Still There’ll Be More: An Anthology 1967-2017
Rick Parfitt [Status Quo], Over and Out
Tom Waits, Closing Time; The Heart of Saturday Night; Nighthawks at the Diner; Small Change; Foreign Affairs; Blue Valentine; and Heartattack and Vine (reissues)

March 30
The Cars, Shake It Up; Heartbeat City (expanded reissues)
First National Band [Michael Nesmith], Magnetic South, Loose Salute and Nevada Fighter (reissues)

Coming in April
Chicago, Chicago: VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do)
The Dead Daisies, Burn It Down
Love, Forever Changes: 50th Anniversary Edition
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Memories in Rock II
Metallica, The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited (reissue)
Dokken, Return to the East 2016