MORE: In his youth, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott was creatively influenced by the music of the late 60’s and early 70’s. From legendary acts like T. Rex, Mott The Hoople, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and so many others. Each month, listen to Elliott play “Deep Tracks” from his personal music collection. Expect to hear songs from Joe’s vault and some of the stories behind them. You can also see Def Leppard on tour this summer. Promising to be the Tour of the Year, two of the world’s greatest rock bands – Def Leppard and Journey- are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, and will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their greatest hits.
This weekend only, our good friends at Queen are streaming the Freddie Mercury tribute concert for free on YouTube to raise money for the WHO’s work against the coronavirus pandemic. Head over to bit.ly/WBABDL to stream the show and hear Def Leppard members talk about performing at the show via 102.3 WBAB + Joe Rock.
Outlaw is about stories. It’s a lifetime’s journey enjoying rock ‘n’ roll. And these rock bands that we love, well, they’re our modern day pirates, dandies and highwaymen sent to quicken our pulses and push our imaginations into overdrive. They live outside our normal rules and we in turn live vicariously through them as we view their world. So let’s raise a glass to the stories that make us smile, and the ones that we are yet to hear and to the journeys just begun and the people we will meet along the way…. join us in an Outlaw brotherhood. More info HERE
As premiered on Classic Rock Magazine, here is the brand new video from Joe’s side project Down ‘n’ Outz new single “Creatures”.
Elliott tells Classic Rock: “When I wrote the music for this I just had this weird feeling I was writing something very different to anything I’d written before. “For a start, it was written on the piano but it was jaunty, vaudeville – almost a summary of the stuff that really intrigued me in my youth when artists like David Bowie, Roxy Music, Cockney Rebel and Queen embraced a very European style of writing. “I knew the lyrics had to follow suit so it’s a stream of conscious type thing, very cinematic, dreamy… don’t ask me what it’s all about!” Read the full interview with Joe HERE