Down ‘n’ Outz, the project fronted by Joe Elliott, premieres “Rock and Roll Queen” video exclusively via Billboard.com. “Rock and Roll Queen” is the first single off of the new album The Further Adventures Of…, a collection of songs connected to Mott The Hopple available now. Shot at "The Corporation" in Sheffield on May 12th, 2014, the video was directed by Lee Ford.
“Shooting a video in a dark, dirty & seedy nightclub in Sheffield brought back some great memories of being at such a club watching bands as a teenager, says Joe. “The perfect setting for the Down ‘n’ Outz to blast through some fantastic retro rock!”
The project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople re-formed and asked long-time friend and fan Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) to get involved. Joe formed Down ‘n’ Outz with The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Phil Martin (drums). Together they looked to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience. The Further Adventures Of… was recorded at Joe Elliott’s own studio Joe’s Garage.
Tune in tomorrow to watch the official video!
Joe Elliott was recently a guest on 96.1 KLPX in Tucson, AZ to discuss all things Def Leppard as well as his side band Down N Outz. You can now listen to the entire interview here:
Yesterday, Phil Collen was a special guest on 104.1 KHKK The Hawk to discuss all things Def Leppard. He gave some details about the upcoming summer tour with KISS, spoke on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and more. Listen to the full interview below.