Down ‘n’ Outz, the project headed up by Def Leppardfrontman and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of FameInductee Joe Elliott, are set to release their third studio album, This Is How We Roll, on October 11th(UMC).
The band, featuring The Quireboys’ Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Share Ross (Bass, ex Vixen) and Phil Martini (drums, Wayward Sons), takes a different approach on “This Is How We Roll” to their previous album. This new album only features one cover version (The Tubes White Punks On Dope) – alongside eleven original Joe Elliott penned tracks.
Guitarist Guy Griffinsays, “(This Is How We Roll) is absolutely fantastic, probably one of the best records I’ve worked on. It doesn’t sound like Leppard or the first two Down n Outz records. It’s kind of all the stuff Joe grew up with, a lot of piano type stuff, a bit Elton John, one track a bit 10cc, a couple of good rockers… a real mix of stuff. Joe’s voice sounds amazing and it’s great fun to do.”
Joe Elliott says,“Boy, has this has been a long time coming?! Recorded in infrequent bursts of activity over a 5-year period whenever our respective motherships allowed, I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved with this album. I’m blessed to have worked with such a superb bunch of musicians on this collection of songs. To a man, and woman (!), they completely got my vision of what I wanted us to convey on this record & as usual, working with a world class producer/engineer in Ronan McHugh has guaranteed the sound of the record to be top notch! I couldn’t be more proud.”
Along with the announcement of the new studio album, Down ‘n’ Outz also release the rock out of title track and lead single This Is How We Roll, listen blow
From breathless opener Another Man’s War to the lush Last Man Standing, to the epic six minute Let It Shine, this is an album that draws on all the influences that have shaped both Joe Elliott and the previous Down ‘n’ Outz albums to create a stunning collection of original songs.
Another Man’s War This Is How We Roll Goodnight Mr. Jones Creatures Last Man Standing Music Box Boys Don’t Cry Walking to Babylon Let It Shine Music Box Reprise/Griff’s Lament White Punks on Dope The Destruction of Hideous Objects Part 3
LP / Picture Disc:
Side One: Another Man’s War This Is How We Roll Goodnight Mr. Jones Creatures Last Man Standing
Side Two: Music Box Boys Don’t Cry Walking to Babylon Let It Shine Music Box Reprise/Griff’s Lament* White Punks on Dope The Destruction of Hideous Objects Part 3
The Down ‘n’ Outz project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople reformed and asked long-time friend, and fan, Joe Elliott to get involved. Joe formed the Down ‘n’ Outz with Paul, Guy, Keith and Phil. 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.
In 2009 Down ‘n’ Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of the band’s five Hammersmith Apollo shows. The fan interest eventually led to the band looking to put together an album and 2011 saw the release of the critically acclaimed debut My Re-Generation through Mailboat Records (Joe Perry, Walter Becker, Chris Isaak, Jeff Bridges). My Re-Generation included the singles England Rocks and Overnight Angels, that reached Number four and Number one respectively on the US Media Base Rock chart -keeping Eric Clapton’s new single off the top of the chart for two weeks. The band then released a live DVD taken from those initial shows called Live at Hammersmith Apollo. A second studio album The Further Adventures of…was released in 2014 and featured the single Rock and Roll Queen. New bassist Share Ross (Vixen) debuted on 2017’s live album and DVD The Further Live Adventures Of…
A stunning live act – having toured with the likes of Paul Rogers across the UK (Including The Royal Albert Hall) and festival performances including High Voltage and Planet Rockstock, Down ‘n’ Outz are planning live dates to support This Is How We Roll.
Grammy-winning Swedish rock band Ghost is known for special, limited-edition items that have been tied to its various album releases — an 8-track edition of Ceremony & Devotion, and for Prequelle, a seven-inch die-cut-as-rats vinyl disc of the album’s first single Rats, offering the album on a variety of different colored cassette tapes, and the lenticular cover for Prequelle‘s special vinyl edition as well as five alternate covers for the retail edition. On September 27th, Ghost will release a plethora of limited, exclusive items tied to the Prequelle album and world tour: the deluxe collector’s edition, Prequelle Exalted, with only 5000 sets produced. Log on to ghost-official.com for all purchasing information.
Included in the Prequelle Exalted deluxe collector’s limited edition will be:
Prequelle limited edition transparent orange with black smoke colored vinyl * 60-page arena tour photo book, hardbound and wrapped in black gator skin * Exclusive die-cut Prequelle artwork with a 12-page booklet featuring brand-new, mind-blowing illustrations * Four 12″ X 12″ live photo prints * Bonus 7″ with two Ghost rarities * Ghost 7″ vinyl adapte
For the arena tour hardbound photo book and the exquisite, suitable-for-framing 12″ X 12″ prints, Ryan Chang photographed Ghost on tour over the course of a year, documenting the band’s live performances throughout Europe, Canada and the United States, including the special guest spots on Metallica European WorldWired stadium tour this summer. The 12-page booklet of new prints was created by Ghost’s longtime visual collaborator Zbigniew M. Bielak, offering 10 stunning illustrations, each one a visual representation of the 10 songs on Prequelle.
Ghost will begin their fall/winter North American and European Ultimate Tour Named Death headline arena trek on September 13th, click here for dates, and here for the additional dates.
Duff McKagan has released a stunning concert video for Don’t Look Behind You, captured during his recent sold-out show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, watch it below.
Don’t Look Behind You is featured on McKagan’s critically acclaimed new album Tenderness, which can be heard here, and the song, Chip Away, here.
Tenderness sees McKagan reflecting on his experiences traveling the globe over two and a half years on Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetimetour. Encountering heartbreak, anger, fear, confusion and divide on his travels during this tumultuous time in our world history, McKagan channeled a collective hurt into songs of monolithic power.
August 22nd – Stodola, Warsaw Poland August 23rd – Astra, Berlin Germany August 24th – Blue Moon Festival, Amsterdam Holland August 26th – Gloria, Cologne Germany August 27th – Alte Feurwache, Mannheim Germany August 29th – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK August 31st – Electric Picnic Festival, Dublin EIRE
September 1st – Academy, Manchester UK September 3rd – Le Trabendo, Paris France September 4th – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels Belgium September 6th – Dynamo, Zurich Switzerland September 8th – Saniera Club, Milan Italy
As previously reported, former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent was reportedly planning to celebrate his 67th birthday at a private event for select fans in August in Nashville, Tennessee.
According to blabbermouth.net, the event did indeed take place on August 10th at S.I.R. Studios and consisted of “six hours of stories, music, photos and fun.”
Several photos from the event have been posted on social media, along with a YouTube video, but the clip has since been taken down. The pictures can be seen below (courtesy of the Rock n Roll Experience with Mike Brunn twitter account).
The official announcement of Vincent’s birthday party comes just a month after the cancelation of his performance at the Speedballjamm, which was scheduled to take place on June 7th at the S.I.R. Soundstage in Nashville.
The long awaited fifth opus from Grim Reaper hits the shelves October 11th and it’s been worth the wait. Titled At The Gates the album contains 11 tracks of pure British Heavy Metal.
The band will also tour the USA throughout August and September. There will be a special one off UK album launch party show at London’s Boston Music Rooms on 12th October.
22 – Teaneck, NJ Debonair 23 – Smithstown, NY The Rail 24 – Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance 25 – Levittown, PA McStew’s Pub 27 – Quebec, QU L’Anti 28 – Montreal, QU Pirahana 29 – Toronto, ON Rockpile 30 – Akron, OH Empire Concert Club 31 – Detroit, MI Token Lounge
1 – Lombard, IL Brauerhouse 4 – Fridley, MN Route 47 6 – Salt Lake City, UT Liquid Joes w/Kingdom Come 8 – Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go 9 – San Diego, CA BXB 12 – Sacramento, CA Holy Diver 13 – Oakland, CA Eli’s
Hard rock purveyors Hellyeahannounce the release of Perfect, the fourth track from their forthcoming sixth studio album, Welcome Home,due September 27th, via Eleven Seven Music. Watch it below.
Hellyeah eagerly anticipated new album, Welcome Home, which features the late Vinnie Paul’s final recordings, will unleash 11 tracks, driven by their love, loyalty, reverence and respect for their fallen brother, including the above mentioned guitar-driven Perfect, fiery track 333, single Welcome Home, which is the band’s fastest-growing song at Active Rock Radio, currently in the Top 15, and gritty Oh My God. Pre-order the albumhere.
The band have six dates left on their current 18-city A Celebration Of Life headlining summer outing, culminating in a special hometown celebration on August 17th, in Dallas, Texas.
By teaming up with the American Heart Association, Hellyeahwill raise early awareness for heart disease, which claimed famed drummer Vinnie Paul at 54. The hard rockers of Hellyeah are turning to healthier ways as they mourn their friend. “Vinnie’s passing was a wake-up call for us all,” said guitarist Tom Maxwell. Heart disease is the number one cause of death globally. As an issue that affects their fans and families every day, Hellyeah are hoping to help save lives, and are changing their own in the process.
The band will continue to honor their late bandmate by donating a portion of ticket sales from their upcoming tour in his memory, in hopes of raising over $10,000 for AHA. Tickets and full routing are available here.
In addition to this initiative, Hellyeah will host a text to donate campaign during each of their upcoming tour dates: fans can text Vinnie #41411, or head to a special CrowdRise page where they can also donateto help fight heart disease, as well as read more about the American Heart Association and its interview with Hellyeah, here.
Hellyeah was formed in 2006 by Pantera founder/drummer Vinnie Paul, singer Chad Gray (Mudvayne), and guitarist Tom Maxwell (Nothingface), with bassist Kyle Sanders (Bloodsimple) and guitarist Christian Brady, who joined in 2014. Their 2016 release, Unden!able, reached number two on the Hard Rock albums chart.