The Beatles' 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band tops our list of May 2017 new music releases – but that expanded set is just the beginning of the month's great sounds.

Todd Rundgren has invited a series of big names for his first studio effort since since 2015's Global – including Donald Fagen, Joe Walsh, Joe Satriani and others. Blondie's new album also features a diverse group of collaborators, including Johnny Marr, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek and Nick Valensi of the Strokes, to name two

A highlight of May's live stuff is Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America, a Rolling Stones concert film documenting the 2016 tour that featured their first-ever show in Havana. Elsewhere, the jam-packed schedule of reissues includes classic albums from Bad Company and Jethro Tull, a huge haul from remastered offerings of Iron Maiden and Max's Kansas City 1976 & Beyond – a 40-track compilation that's a whopping four times larger than the original release.

Foreigner are offering both something old and something new. Their 40th anniversary-themed collection features a slew of their familiar radio favorites, as well as two tracks recorded especially for this set. "The Flame Still Burns," a song released on a vinyl EP last year, also makes its CD debut.

More information on these and other classic-rock releases can be found below. And remember to look at our updated list of 2017 New Music Releases for details on music issued throughout the year.

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    May 5

    Arthur Lee and Love, Complete ‘Forever Changes’ Live
    Blondie, Pollinator
    Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Betty’s Self-Rising Southern Blends, Vol. 3
    Chuck Berry, The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs 1955-61
    Grateful Dead, Cornell 5/8/77
    Little River Band, The Big Box (six-CD set)
    Pearl Jam + others, Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child
    Rare Earth, Dreams / Answers; Willie Remembers (reissues)
    Robin Trower, Time and Emotion
    The Turtles, It Ain’t Me Babe; You Baby/Let Me Be; Happy Together; The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands; Turtle Soup; and Wooden Head (reissues)
    U2, U218 Singles (vinyl)
    Various artists, Max’s Kansas City 1976 & Beyond

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    May 12

    Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan; The Times They Are A-Changin’; Another Side of Bob Dylan; and Highway 61 Revisited (reissues)
    Neil Young, Official Release Series Discs 5-8 (four-CD box set); Official Release Series Discs 8.5-12 (five-CD box set)
    Todd Rundgren, White Knight (with Donald Fagen, Trent Reznor, Daryl Hall, Joe Walsh, Joe Satriani, others)
    Warrant, Louder Harder Faster

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    May 19

    Chris Cornell, Paul Westerberg, Mudhoney, Mike McCready and others, Singles: Deluxe Edition
    Iron Maiden, No Prayer for the Dying, Fear of the Dark, The X Factor, and Virtual XI (reissues)
    Jethro Tull, Songs From the Wood: 40th Anniversary Edition, The Country Set
    Little Steven, Soulfire
    Peter Cetera, The Very Best of Peter Cetera
    Rob Halford, The Complete Albums Collection (14-CD set)

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    May 26

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    June and Beyond

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