The list of May 2019 new music releases finds a trio of classic rock's best-known performers charging forward with new music, while two others take a look back.

Whitesnake's 13th studio album, titled Flesh & Blood, marks the first time David Coverdale has co-written with guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra. The band's most recent album of original material dates to 2011's Forevermore; they did an album in tribute to Deep Purple in 2015.

Sammy Hagar is also set to issue his first studio album with the Circle. The debut release from the band, which features longtime friend and bandmate Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, was the At Your Service live LP from 2015.

Duff McKagan's new solo album, Tenderness, was produced by Shooter Jennings. The Guns N' Roses bassist will also be backed by Jennings and his band on the supporting tour.

Elsewhere, Paul McCartney and Sting are returning to earlier projects. My Songs features “re-imagined” versions of some of Sting's favorite Police and solo cuts. An expanded version of McCartney's most recent album, retitled Egypt Station: Traveller's Edition, features three previously unheard songs. But hurry, it's limited to just 3,000 copies.

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

May 3
Dream Syndicate, These Times
Filthy Friends [Peter Buck], Emerald Valley
Jonathan Cain [Journey], More Like Jesus
Pete Seeger, The Smithsonian Folkways Collection (6CD set)

May 10
The Circle [Sammy Hagar], The Space Between
Howard Jones, Transform
Paul McCartney, Egypt Station: Traveller's Edition
Whitesnake, Flesh and Blood

May 17
Carole King, Live at Montreux 1973
Jimmie Vaughan, Baby, Please Come Home
Judy Collins, The Elektra Albums, Volume 1 [1961-68] (eight-disc box)
Nick Lowe, Love Starvation / Trombone
Paul Gilbert [Mr. Big], Behold Electric Guitar

May 24
The Fall, Live at Witch Trails (red vinyl; 3CD box); Dragnet (white-splatter vinyl; 3CD box)
Morrissey, California Son
SOTO [Jeff Scott Soto], Origami
Steve Miller Band, Complete Albums Volume 2: 1977-2011 (18-LP box set)
Sting, My Songs
Stray Cats, 40
Toto, All In (13-disc box set)
Waterboys, Where the Action Is

May 31
Duff McKagan, Tenderness
Jimmy Barnes, My Criminal Record
Left Lane Cruiser, Shake and Bake

Coming in June
Grateful Dead, Aoxomoxoa (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition); Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 3 – Fillmore East 5-15-70
Perry Farrell [Jane's Addiction], Kind Heaven
Santana, Africa Speaks
Chris Robinson Neighborhood, Servants of the Sun
Raconteurs [Jack White], Help Us Stranger
Rolling Stones, Bridges to Bremen (DVD+CD)