Why hello, 2016! As we polish off the last of the port, mince pies and Quality Street of Christmas, it’s time to turn our laser stare to the upcoming year and what the great and good of rock’n’roll are up to over the next 12 months. From such heavyweights as Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Yes and The Eagles to modern-day heroes Black Stone Cherry, The Temperance Movement and Rival Sons, these are the essential albums and tours of 2016. Enjoy!
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