In The News: Moby, Shins, Lucy Dacus, Eminem, Dessa, G. Love, Miles Davis & John Coltrane, Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Doors And More

Former MAGNET cover star Moby returns March 2 with Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt on Mute … On January 19, another former cover star (twice), the Shins, will release The Worm’s Heart (Columbia), a bizzaro-world rework of this year’s Heartworms wherein the slow songs are now fast and the fast songs are now slow … Another former-MAGNET-cover-star alert: Lucy DacusNo Burden debut was this magazine’s album of the year in 2016, and now she’s back March 2 with sophomore effort Historian (Matador); no pressure, Lucy … Eminem returns with ninth LP Revival (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope), featuring guests Alicia Keys, P!nk, Ed Sheeran and more … Dessa‘s latest, Chime, is out February 23 via Doomtree … Creep Show is a new “supergroup” featuring John Grant and Wrangler (a.k.a. Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire, Phil Winter of Tunng and Benge of Expanding Records) whose debut LP, Mr Dynamite, is out March 16 on Bella Union … Out just in time for last-minute holiday shopping is G. Love‘s 10-track Coming Home For Christmas (Brushfire/Republic) … GoGo Penguin‘s latest, A Humdrum Star, is out February 9 via Blue Note … Japanese metal mainstay Loudness returns with Rise To Glory (earMUSIC), its first album in four years, on January 26 … On March 23, Columbia/Legacy will release The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6, a four-CD boxed set with state-of-the-art production documenting five live shows from the 1960 European tour by Miles Davis and John Coltrane (his last as a sideman); kids, trust us, this is about as good as music gets … Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & The Best Of The Rest (out February 9 on Craft) is a six-CD set that explores the diverse archives of the legendary Memphis soul label, offering b-sides and rarities from 1960-1975 including Stax’s forays into rock, pop, blues, gospel and country; highlights include Sam And Dave, Booker T. & The MG’s, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, the Staple Singers and Big StarThe Jazz Butcher‘s The Violent Years—a four-CD boxed set collecting 1988’s Fishcotheque, 1989’s Big Planet, Scarey Planet, 1990’s Cult Of The Basement and 1991’s Condition Blue—is out March 9 via Fire … Chris Hillman co-founded both the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers before going solo; The Asylum Years (out February 9 on Omnivore) combines 1976’s Slippin’ Away and 1977’s Clear Sailin’ on one CD … Mahoney’s Last Stand is an obscure 1972 film that never saw a proper theatrical release, and its soundtrack is even more obscure, only available on CD briefly in the U.K. and never in the U.S., despite being written and recorded by Faces guitarist Ron Wood and bassist Ronnie Lane, with studio help from the likes of Pete Townshend, Ian Stewart and Faces members Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones; on February 2, Real Gone is issuing it CD … Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 3: Denver ’73 is a three-CD set never before available at retail that includes the complete Grateful Dead concert at the Denver Coliseum on Nov. 21, 1973, with bonus material from the previous night’s show; it’s out February 2 via Real Gone … Van Morrison’s In Concert is a DVD and Blu-ray of Van The Man’s 2016 show the BBC Radio Theatre, out February 16 via Eagle Rock … A week later, Eagle Rock will issue Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970, a DVD/CD or Blu-ray/CD set capturing the last filmed concert by the Doors: Aug. 30, 1970, in England.