Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Def Leppard singer’s Down ‘N’ Outz to release live DVD

Down ‘N’ Outz – the Mott The Hoople-inspired side project of Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott – is set to release its first live DVD.

"Live At The Hammersmith Odeon"
was filmed at the legendary London venue on October 6, 2009 when Down ‘N’ Outz opened for the reunited Mott The Hoople.

There’s some cool launch plans for the DVD: it will first be available at merchandise stands at shows on the British Paul Rodgers/Down ‘N’ Outz tour, which starts next week.

A limited edition of only 500 copies will be made available initially, all of which are personally signed and numbered by Joe and the rest of the band. Any remaining copies, and a regular (unsigned) version will be available through the band’s web site shortly after the tour.

Bonus material for the package includes footage from the Dave Kilner tribute show (featuring Leppard’s bass player Rick Savage), three promo videos and a behind-the-scenes documentary.

Down ‘N’ Outz
"Live At The Hammersmith Odeon" DVD
Release date: April 2011

01. Golden Opportunity
02. Overnight Angels
03. One More Chance To Run
04. Storm
05. Shouting And Pointing
06. Career (No Such Thing As Rock 'n' Roll)
07. Who Do You Love
08. By Tonight
09. England Rocks
10. Good Times

As for the opening slot on Rodgers tour, Elliott was thrilled the rock legend personally requested Down ‘N’ Outz for the occasion.

“Well, I wouldn’t say he insisted, it’s not like he’s going to beat me up if I didn’t do it but yeah, he did ask for us. And I thought that was really sweet,” Joe told the Express & Star. “I don’t know Paul like, as best friends, but we e-mail.”

Elliott met Rodgers through a pretty solid connection. “We first met in 2005 when he was with Queen and I went to see them in Dublin,” tells Joe. Brian May, who I’ve known for years, said ‘Have you never met Paul?’ So he took me in to see him and, of course, I’d done the sneaky, I’d taken my iPod with me because we’d just finished recording “Little Bit Of Love,” the Free song for the "Yeah!" album, and I took it in and said ‘Here, have you got any headphones?’

“And he was really impressed, he said ‘This sounds great, I never thought I’d hear anybody cover this song.’ That was like a kind of bonding moment,” continued the Leppard frontman. “He must have heard the album, I don’t know. Until I see him I won’t be able to ask him. I was quite flattered that he did actually request us.”

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Down ‘N’ Outz – Good Times

See also:

New video: Joe Elliott's Down ‘N’ Outz – “Overnight Angels”