JOE ELLIOTT

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24
Oct

DOWN N OUTZ Unleash New Live CD/DVD Plus Reissues

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DOWN 'N OUTZ TO RELEASE New LIVE Album: "The Further Live Adventures Of...." December 1, 2017
Re-Issues of "My Re-Generation" + "The Further Adventures Of...." also set for December 1, 2017
 
Instant Grat Track, "Overnight Angels" Available with Preorder of Live Album; Video Out Now - https://youtu.be/lDq1wXTAvhg
 
Down 'n' Outz are pleased to announce the release of a brand new live album "The Further Live Adventures Of ..." on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl. The live album, recorded in Sheffield Corporation in December 2014, will be available 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital. In addition, on the same day, the band will reissue their previous records "My Re-Generation" and "The Further Adventures Of ..." on CD, LP and Digital.
 
The Down 'N' Outz is the project founded and fronted by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and backed by members of The Quireboys, Wayward Sons and Raw Glory. The band pays tribute to rock legends Mott The Hoople and was established from the most unusual of circumstances ... in the words of Joe Elliott:  "When Mott The Hoople announced they were reforming for a week's worth of shows at the Hammersmith Odeon I was asked that I participate in some capacity. They've always been my favourite band and it's nice to see the rest of the rock world finally catch up and give them their due."

"But, what was I to do? It was suggested to me that the Quireboys would be up for offering their services. This was perfect! A fan since their first album, I loved the idea of working with a band as enthusiastic to do this as I was. I decided that the thing to do was play some songs that like-minded people thought they would never hear live again, if ever, songs by spin offs of Mott the Hoople - songs by Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions. Songs that are close to my heart, songs that I've played every week for the best part of 35 years on record, cassette, CD, iPod and now live."

The Down 'N Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of their legendary 2009 reformation shows at Hammersmith Odeon. Following a rapturous reception, the one night project took on a life and energy of its own and an album project was born.
 
The band then decided to record an album, "My Re-Generation" produced by Elliott and Ronan McHugh (Def Leppard), which was recorded in Elliott's personal studio with basic tracking done at Moor Hall studio Bedfordshire by engineer Chris Corney. The album featured entirely covers of songs by artists related to Mott the Hoople, such as Mott, British Lions and Ian Hunter.
 
The band made an appearance at the 2010 High Voltage Festival in the UK, launched their own branded beer, and also announced it would be performing with Paul Rodgers in April 2011 as the opening act on the latter's UK tour.
 
On 21 April 2014, Down 'n' Outz released their second studio album, The Further Adventures Of... Critically acclaimed Classic Rock wrote:"Further Adventures raises the bar for Mott The Hoople covers while giving timeless songs a new lease of life, as classics deserving of a new audience."
 
In addition to Joe Elliott (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards), the band features The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar), Keith Weir (keyboards), drummer Phil Martini (Wayward Sons) and bassist Share Ross (Vixen). "The Further Live Adventures Of...." will be released on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, vinyl and digital on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl.
 
Track List "The Further Live Adventures Of..." (2CD + DVD)
 
CD1

1.    Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

2.    One More Chance To Run

3.    Rock And Roll Queen

4.    Drivin' Sister

5.    Whizz Kid

6.    Storm

7.    Overnight Angels

8.    One Of The Boys

9.    Shouting And Pointing

 

CD2

1.    Sea Diver

2.    The Journey

3.    Who Do You Love

4.    Crash Street Kidds

5.    Violence

6.    England Rocks

7.    Good Times

 

DVD

1.    Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

2.    One More Chance To Run

3.    Rock And Roll Queen

4.    Drivin' Sister

5.    Whizz Kid

6.    Storm

7.    Overnight Angels

8.    One Of The Boys

9.    Shouting And Pointing

10.Sea Diver

11.The Journey

12.Who Do You Love

13.Crash Street Kidds

14.Violence

15.England Rocks

16.Good Times

 
The reissues tracklisting is below
 
"My Re-Generation"
1.    Golden Opportunity
2.    Storm
3.    Overnight Angels
4.    Career (No Such Thing As Rock 'N Roll)
5.    England Rocks
6.    Shouting And Pointing
7.    By Tonight
8.    Apologies
9.    Who Do You Love
10. One More Chance To Win
11. 3000 Miles From Here
12.Good Times
13.The Flip Side Of The Shameless Whelk
14.By Tonight (Midnight Mix)
15.Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding (Live)
 
"The Further Adventures Of..."
1.    Rock and Roll Queen
2.    Stiff Upper Lip
3.    Marionette
4.    One Of The Boys
5.    Whizz Kid
6.    Violence
7.    The Journey
8.    Drivin' Sister
9.    The Original Mixed-Up Kid
10.Crash Street Kidds
11.Broadside Outcasts
12.The Revenge Of The Shipwrecked Hedgehog
13.Sea Diver (Bonus Track)
14.One Of The Boys (Radio Edit)
 
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Thu
15
Oct

DEF LEPPARD - Def Leppard (Review)

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content: 
95%
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Def Leppard
Running Time: 
54
Release Date: 
October 30
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Melodic Rock
Score: 
95
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earMusic
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It’s quite fitting the new DEF LEPPARD album has been dubbed “Def Leppard” as the contents can only be described as sounding like, well, Def Leppard.
In keeping with recent Leppard history, this is again a pretty diverse album, but perhaps not quite as diverse as Songs From The Sparkle Lounge.
I’m likening the flow of the album to that of X; that is – more melodic in the front and heavier, more experiential in the back end.
 
Song wise we have a very strong set of tunes. Far superior to those on Sparkle and amongst the most consistent for what fans want since Hysteria/Adrenalize.
However, I can’t say the best album since Hysteria, as I’m one of a minority that continue to rate X very highly indeed.
 
The first half of the album is very traditional Leppard. It also carries a unique moody feel that is played out with some very melodic choruses.
The second half is a little more experimental and varied, featuring some stuff I haven’t heard before from the band and a mix of 70s, 80s and today’s sounds.
What we have here is an album that is classic Leppard without actually honing in on any one album or era. There’s parts of Hysteria, Adrenalize, Euphoria, Slang, X and even Sparkle on here. In other words, its “Def Leppard”.
 
Fans can get excited though, no matter what era of the band you favor. Because at the heart of it, this is the most authentic Def Leppard album in two decades and features a monster production and beautiful mix, where harmonies and guitars rule the day, but the rhythm section and vocalist Joe Elliott are all equally showcased.
 
Track By Track:
 
1. Let's Go is quite simply, classic Leppard. Yes, it’s Pour Some Sugar Mk2, but it’s produced to the nines, features a catchy chorus and layers of Leppard harmonies. It gets better with age, which is something some of the tracks from Sparkle didn’t do.
 
2. Dangerous has been compared by the band to Photograph. I agree the chorus is a similar, fast flowing hands in the air singalong anthem, but the verse has its own identity. The rhythm guitars are quite meaty and have a modern sound while the lead guitar is more traditionally Leppard. Whatever the comparisons, it’s classic fast moving Def Leppard anthem and will be the most favoured song on the album by many I’m sure.
 
3. Man Enough is this album’s most left of center tune. It’s a cool tune – think Slang meets Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust. It’s bass heavy and very sparse apart from the short chorus where lead guitar delivers a cool riff. It is probably the track traditional DL fans will have the most trouble with, but it does have its charms. However, I do think it’s a tempo killer after the awesome Dangerous and a little too experimental for its position at track 3.
 
4. We Belong is something quite wonderful. This is one of the most genuinely heartfelt songs I’ve heard from Leppard since the song Hysteria and features what sounds like everyone joining in on lead vocals through the song. It’s a moody mid-tempo tune with a simply awesome layered chorus that I can’t get enough of. One of those tracks where the verse is every bit as good as the chorus.
 
5. Invincible kicks off with a heavy bass line and then a uptempo snare before a very melodic guitar riff kicks in. The first thing I thought of was Charlie Sexton. It really sounds like something from his 1989 Charlie Sexton album. This is another moody rocker that rolls along at a mid-to-up-tempo range with yet another stunning chorus – albeit one that holds restraint and keeps in pace with the mood of the rest of the song. The background guitar work is melodic bliss that emphasizes Joe’s warm raspy vocal.
 
6. Sea Of Love picks up the tempo a little and sounds like it could have come from any Leppard album post-Hysteria. The chorus is another catchy layered refrain, again feeling somewhat restrained and certainly smoother than the heavier verse. The guitar solo is a nice extended piece before the chorus again takes control. A bit of a party tune this one.
 
7. Energized sounds like it could be fast and furious, but it’s actually quite laid back and in keeping with this mid-album run of moody melodic rock tracks. The verse has a modern programmed feel with a soft JE vocal, before a very catchy, but restrained, chorus takes over. There’s a hint of X and Slang about the production here, but the chorus fits the style of the preceding songs.
 
8. All Time High kicks things back into full overdrive at about the time when you started wondering if this was going to be a mildly mellow album. Fear not – this is a high energy, thumping beat driven rocker where the chorus bursts through for high impact. Fun, fast and fabulous. The guitar solo in particular packs a real punch. Classic Def Leppard. Awesome.
 
9. Battle Of My Own is an interesting track. This semi-acoustic track is the band’s tip of the hat to Led Zeppelin and their quirky 70s acoustic/vocal driven sound. It also reminds me of the sound and style on the Coverdale Page album (think the intro stages of Shake My Tree). The song clocks in under 3 minutes, but still finds a minute or so to rock out at the end, further embellishing on the Zeppelinesque sound. They fit a whole hell of a lot into 2 minutes 45!
 
10. Broke 'N' Brokenhearted is a breezy, classic commercial upbeat Def Leppard rocker. Picking up the pace again, this is a simple guitar fueled enjoyable singalong song that will work well live – especially with the layered harmony chorus.
 
11. Forever Young features a more modern sound, the guitar especially. The drums kick in to lead the song into a jarring verse that’s contrasted with a short simple chorus that’s only defined by the change in vocal delivery and the extra harmonies. Otherwise it’s a pretty fast moving guitar dominated track. An interesting and musically challenging track.
 
12. Last Dance is another classic rock ballad featuring a very commercial chorus and a dominant acoustic driven sound. The track could almost be a Rod Stewart cover from the late 70s. Short, but cool.
 
13. Wings Of An Angel is the albums last big rocker. It builds from a restrained intro into a big modern rocker with a darker sounding vocal from Joe and some contemporary guitar parts that wouldn’t sound out of place on the latter half of X. However it still feels right at home amongst these songs.
 
14. Blind Faith is something new and different for the band. Featuring a strong raspy vocal from Joe and some slow electric soling behind him, the song builds with the addition of an orchestral section before another soft verse. Then the song turns slightly psychedelic while remaining slow in tempo before a guitar solo and the rest of the band up the stakes. Then it’s back to an acoustic vocal before everything finally bursts to life for the last minute of the song. At 5.30 the song is the longest of the album and easily the most epic of any recent Leppard song.

 
Without the benefit of another month of high-rotation absorption of this album, I still think I can safely say that the band have delivered a home run here and will have fans united in their praise.
A very “Def Leppard” style album which is all the fans want in this day and age.
Fresh and innovative without sounding like someone else and classic and retroactive (pardon the pun) without being stale or repetitive.
There’s life in the old dog yet and I give credit to the band for pushing aside modern industry concerns to still deliver a ripping full length album of this quality.
For the record, I gave X a 98; Songs From The Sparkle Lounge 85 and Yeah 68 and Euphoria 93. Of course Pyromania and Hysteria are perfect 100s.
For me, Def Leppard slips into the gap between X and Euphoria.
 

 

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2015
 
Thu
17
Sep

DEF LEPPARD - Everything You Need To Know About New Album

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It’s DEF LEPPARD overload as all the information regarding the band’s new album hits the street.
 
Here’s a summary of where things stand right now:
 
The new album “Def Leppard” is released worldwide October 30. The single ‘Let’s Go’ is available via digital outlets now.
 
The UK can order the album via a Classic Rock Magazine Fan Pack exclusive, which will include the full album on CD, featuring an exclusive bonus track; plus a feature 115 page magazine dedicated to the band.
 
The UK regular edition of the CD will hit shelves November 27.
 
Japanese fans will get the CD plus exclusive bonus track (The Last Dance – Demo) October 30.
 
Fans in North America can purchase the album direct via Pledge Music (with bonus extras).
 
Australian fans will have the album released locally by Sony Music Australia.
 
Digital will be available worldwide on October 30.
 
 
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Classic Rock Presents: Def Leppard Fanpack
CD Collector's Pack £15.99
Release Date: 30/10/2015
 
Sheffield's finest sons are back with a brand new studio album – their first since 2008 – and an eagerly anticipated, hot-selling arena tour of Britain in December.
 
The Def Leppard Fanpack will include:
 
- Brand new studio album – titled simply Def Leppard – with bonus tracks exclusive to the Fanpack
- 116-page magazine featuring all-new interviews with all five band members, all-new photos and a track-by-track guide to the album
- Collectable art cards
- Def Leppard metal keyring
 
Pre-orders made before 12pm (GMT) on Thursday 1st October will receive an exclusive window sticker featuring the Def Leppard album artwork, PLUS the chance to win one of three pairs of VIP tickets aboard the 4-night Def Leppard Cruise from Miami, Florida (pre-sale gifts and offers are only open to residents of US and UK).***
 
Free shipping to all UK customers, please note any customers purchasing this item from outside the UK will be subject to a shipping charge.
 
The brand new studio album contains the following tracks:
 
1. Let's Go
2. Dangerous
3. Man Enough
4. We Belong
5. Invincible
6. Sea Of Love
7. Energized
8. All Time High
9. Battle Of My Own
10. Broke 'N' Brokenhearted
11. Forever Young
12. Last Dance
13. Wings Of An Angel
14. Blind Faith
 
15. Exclusive bonus track (Classic Rock Fanpack & Japan)
 
 
 
Def Leppard has announced this week that their long-awaited new studio album will be released on October 30, 2015. The debut single from the album is entitled “Let’s Go," a thunderous arena rock track, which premiered via Rolling Stone. Recorded earlier this year at front man Joe Elliott’s studio in Dublin, Ireland, the album will feature 14 tracks in total. This self-titled album release will mark their first new collection of material in seven years and Def Leppard’s 11th official studio release.
 
Said Joe Elliott, “This is our first new album in seven years and it came together very organically. We didn’t sit down to create an album but started writing together and suddenly had 14 songs. Although we recorded it over a period of a year while we were out touring, it really came together in 9 or 10 weeks. It all had a very organic flow to it and we are excited for our fans to now hear it."
 
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Fri
13
Feb

JOE ELLIOTT Talks DEF LEPPARD New Album with Billboard

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DEF LEPPARD frontman JOE ELLIOTT has discussed the and's just announced 2015 tour with Billboard, but also touched on the new album due this year.
 
 
Elliott says there are 15 songs "on the go" for the set, which he considers "remarkably strong" and predicts will sound both familiar and fresh when it's finally out. "It's very varied," Elliott says. "It sounds like Def Leppard, but it sounds like Def Leppard stretching their wings a little bit. There are a couple of songs tied to our DNA, instantly recognizable as us, and some of the stuff that's not so much like that and represents who we are now, a band that's in their early- to mid-50s, the kind of music they should be making without it sounding old and farty. We're not trying to write 24-hour party songs at our age; that would be silly. "The good thing," he adds, "is we're not tied down. Like, when you say AC/DC, you kinda know what you're gonna get. We're more in the Queen ballpark where you can have a slow thing and you can have a full-on rock song on the same record and they go side-by-side. That's where we're coming from on a lot of this stuff."
Elliott says the group thought about getting the album out during the spring, but it's likely to be later because of what he calls "an unprecedented amount of offers from various different people to release this record, which we weren't expecting and has changed the whole dynamic of how we want to put this record out." Elliott says Def Leppard is still "wedding through" the offers but is confidently the album will be out "absolutely this year."
"The important thing is we make a good record," he says. "I don't think people are queuing around the block to buy a Def Leppard release right now; if they're doing it for anybody at all it'd be Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. But for us it's really important that we keep the high quality we've always tried to deliver and we don't let ourselves down. We're never gonna be the kind of band that goes, 'Well, it doesn't matter, nobody buys records anymore so let's jsut piss one out in a month.' That's not our style. It never will be."

 

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Tue
02
Dec

JOE ELLIOTT, AL JOURGENSEN, JOEY SANTIAGO To Feature Film "The Bridge" Using Indiegogo

JOE ELLIOTT, AL JOURGENSEN, JOEY SANTIAGO
MAKE HISTORY BY COLLECTIVELY APPEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FEATURE FILM "THE BRIDGE"
USING INDIEGOGO TO MAKE IT A REALITY
 
LOS ANGELES, CA - TUESDAY, November 25, 2014 -- The upcoming feature film, "The Bridge," brings together a cast of iconic rock musicians, some of whom will make their film debut:  Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister, Tiny Biuso of Doyle (ex-Misfit)/TSOL, Rick Warwick of Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy, and Sin Quirin of Ministry.  Director/writer Bobby Field, with producers Denise Bohdan and Jason Gurvitz, announce the launch of their campaign for the film on Indiegogo, the world's largest crowdfunding platform.
 
Fans can contribute to the campaign here:  www.buildthebridgecampaign.com
 
Driven by its powerful original soundtrack, and written by Bobby Field, a musician and actor in his own right, "The Bridge" tells the story of a small town musical prodigy who must free himself from the shadows of his past to find love, hope and friendship that could lead him to the musical expression he never thought possible.
 
Indiegogo is the world's largest crowdfunding platform and Field, Bohdan and Gurvitz are seeking to raise $300,000 USD for the rock and roll feature film.  The campaign will offer fans unique experiences like building their own Fender guitar at Fender Factory with Jourgensen, Quirin or Santiago, "Joe Elliott's Big Fat Package" featuring a Telecaster Guitar and other autographed memorabilia, or having Santiago make you his famous spaghetti in your home.
 
The campaign will also benefit The Fender Music Foundation, and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation's Entertainment Marketing division will be providing key products for the actual filming.  Partnerships with other well-known music corporations will be announced soon.
 
Funding independent films by crowdfunding on Indidgogo is a great alternative to bringing creative projects to life; allowing individual supporters (and music fans) to become part of the project.  The team behind "The Bridge" has taken this concept of democratization even further by partnering with The Fender Music Foundation, who will be a beneficiary of a portion of the  money raised.  Fender Music Foundation is a national music charity that provides instruments to music education programs across the country, including schools.
 
The film's release is anticipated by millions of music lovers worldwide, already showing their support across social media.

 

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