Monday, March 24, 2014

Def Leppard singer’s Down N Outz announce new album

Down N Outz, the the Mott The Hoople-inspired side project of Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott, will release a new album, “The Further Adventures Of…”, on April 21 (April 22 in North America).

Down N Outz – who play only Mott-releated tunes (including songs by Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions) – were formed specifically to open a series of 2009 reunion shows for Mott The Hoople at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

The group features Elliott, The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (guitar), Guy Griffin (guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Phil Martin (drums).

“The Further Adventures Of…” is the band’s third project, following 2010’s debut album, “My Re-Generation”, and the “Live At Hammersmith Apollo” DVD recorded during the 2009 shows.

"These songs make up a huge portion of who I am," says Elliott, “and I feel incredibly privileged to have been able to record them and hopefully give them a new lease of life, which, quite frankly, is long overdue.”

“I’m blown away by these recordings,” adds Ian Hunter. “The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!”

Elliott and Def Leppard recently announced a North American tour with KISS – for more details, click here.

Down N Outz
“The Further Adventures Of…”

Release date: April 21 (April 22 in North America)

01 - Rock And Roll Queen
02 - Stiff Upper Lip
03 - Marionette
04 - One Of The Boys
05 - Whizz Kid
06 - Violence
07 - The Journey
08 - Drivin' Sister
09 - The Original Mixed-Up Kid
10 - Crash Street Kidds
11 - Broadside Outcasts
12 - The Revenge Of The Shipwrecked Hedgehog
13 - Sea Diver (iTunes Bonus Track)
14 - One Of The Boys – radio edit – (iTunes Bonus Track)

See also:

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Search Def Leppard at hennemusic