Remembering Steve Clark

04/25/2014 - 12:49

On this day 23 April in 1960, Def Leppard co-founding guitarist Steve Clark was born in Sheffield (UK). Steve would have been 54 today.  Gone but never forgotten!

 

"This tribute video to Steve took me back to the days when he was THE rock star, he owned the stage. I was lucky to have known him, worked with him, but most of all we were great friends and I was proud to be taking care of his guitars. He was a diamond character, I will always remember him for the unabashed respect/love of life we shared. We all miss you pal” - Malvin Mortimer (Friend & Tour Manager)

 

Great radio interview with Phil as he discusses the upcoming summer tour, his new side project DELTA DEEPVegas Residencies, new Leppard music amongst others items…. 

 

Joe's interview with Nikki Sixx on Sixx Sense will be airing tomorrow night, Friday 25 April in the 8pm hour PST. It will also air on the weekend on The Sideshow Countdown.  For a list of affiliates see below.

Sixx Sense

Side Show

Joe came into the Classic Rock Magazine Studio and gave us the inside track on delving ever-deeper into the Mott back catalogue, why he wants to give the songs a "lick of paint", and the band's plans for touring.   Watch here

 

New interview with Vivian Campbell from Gater 98.7 FM talking about new music from Def Leppard & Last In Line, upcoming tour w/ KISS, amongst other items. Listen here.

Joe Elliott & London’s own QUIREBOYS are back again with another twelve MOTT THE HOOPLE songs continuing to prove their reverence for this great band!  The Further Adventures Of… is available now everywhere!  Released in the CD & Digital format, the iTunes Exclusive Digital Edition has two bonus song “Sea Diver” & the radio edit of One Of The Boys.  

 

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”The new album The Further Adventures of… picks up where the live DVD left off and features the driving groove of album opener - and first single - “Rock And Roll Queen”.  The collection also includes the good time of rock-n-roll tune “One Of The Boys,” and ballad “The Journey,” plus the drum heavy song “Violence.” This LP is set to bring out a rich and much loved seam of British songwriting to a whole new audience. The album was produced by Joe Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe Elliott’s own studio Joe’s Garage.

 

Joe Elliott says, “These songs make up a huge portion of who I am 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.”

 

Morgan Fisher (keyboardist Mott The Hoople 1973/1974 and also Mott and British Lions) expresses, "It's like Joe and the boys have taken some vintage films and slapped them onto a big, bright Technicolor screen. A great, in-your-face new way to experience some of Mott's finest songs!"

 

Ian Hunter says, “I’m blown away by these recordings. 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!”

 

After supporting Mott The Hoople in 2009, Down ‘n’ Outz played the main stage of inaugural High Voltage festival at Victoria Park, London during the Summer of 2010. Following this memorable performance, they toured the UK as main support to Paul Rogers in 2011. The band is currently working on live dates for 2014/2015.


Album Tracklisting:

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 (iTunes Bonus Track)

14.One Of The Boys –radio edit – (iTunes Bonus Track)

Discussing the track selection process for his new Down 'n' Outz album this time around, Elliott says: "I thought, 'what's my desert island playlist of Mott stuff?' I didn't want to do Roll Away The Stone, All The Young Dudes... the obvious ones. I wanted to go deeper and make it a proper record."  Read the interview HERE

 

Pick up your copy of The Further Adventures of... this 21 & 22 April.

iTunes U.K. - HERE

itunes U.S. - HERE

 

 

This weeks is a Down ’n’ Outz special where Joe answers listener questions and plays various songs from the new album The Further Adventures Of..  as well as other bands including Pistols, Bowie etc..

 

The Further Adventures Of Down ’n’ Outz is available everywhere 21 & 22 April.

 

Radio show time is Saturdays at 6pm (GMT) / 1pm (EST) and repeated on Tuesday nights @ 9pm (GMT) / 4pm (EST).

 
For those in the U.K. tune into Joe's weekly radio show on PlanetRock.com. For those listening outside the U.K. listen live from this site HERE.

Joe discusses Down ’n’ Outz album and possible live dates.  Read HERE

Tune in to EDDIE TRUNK LIVE on Sirius/XM satellite radio this Monday at 6:15pm ET / 11:15pm U.K. time on channel 39 Trunk Nation.  Joe will be talking Down n Outz, upcoming Leppard summer tour and more!  The live call in line is 866-315-2663.