LILLIX Falling Uphill (Maverick) The pop-rock quartet – who covered the Romantics’ ”What I Like About You” for the WB show of the same name – crafted their first album with producer Linda Perry (Pink), among other top-shelfers.
VINCE NEIL Live One Night Only (Image Entertainment) Neil revisits his hair-band heyday with renditions of Motley Crue classics such as ”Girls, Girls, Girls” and ”Dr. Feelgood,” recorded live at L.A.’s Whisky A Go-Go.
LED ZEPPELIN How the West Was Won (Atlantic) Three CDs that stitch together pieces of two live 1972 shows – at the Los Angeles Forum and the Long Beach Arena – into a single-concert experience.
LOCAL H The No Fun (Thick) After a hiatus and a label change, the Nirvana-esque rockers, who hit gold with 1996’s As Good as Dead, are ready to have Fun again. (Or not.)
IN THE STUDIO
ALIEN ANT FARM – whose 2001 debut, ANThology skyrocketed on the strength of their taut take on ”Smooth Criminal” – in L.A. with producers the DeLeo brothers (Stone Temple Pilots). The alt-metal act’s newest is tentatively set for Aug. 19.
KORN, in the City of Angels, unleashing their freakishness in the form of a follow-up to last year’s Untouchables.
HANSON, in their hometown of Tulsa, finishing up their long-delayed third album with producer Danny Kortchmar (James Taylor, Neil Young). They’re also shopping for a new label now that they’ve split with Island Def Jam.