DEF LEPPARD Singer's DOWN 'N' OUTZ Recording Studio Album

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott supported the reunited MOTT THE HOOPLE on the final night of their run of shows on October 6 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London, England. Elliott and his backing band — which consisted of members of THE QUIREBOYS — appeared under the DOWN 'N' OUTZ banner in what was described by the vocalist at the time as "a one-off performance, not the start of a new project."

The setlist, which comprised of songs the members of MOTT THE HOOPLE were involved with after they split in 1974, was as follows:

01. Golden Opportunities (Ian Hunter)
02. Overnight Angels (Ian Hunter)
03. One More Chance To Run (BRITISH LIONS)
04. Shouting & Pointing (MOTT)
05. Storm (MOTT)
06. Career (MOTT)
07. Who Do You Love (Ian Hunter)
08. By Tonight (Mott)
09. England Rocks (Ian Hunter)
10. Good Times (MOTT, originally recorded by THE EASYBEATS)

The band was:

* Joe Elliott: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Piano
* Paul Guerin: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
* Guy Griffin: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
* Keith Wier: Keyboards, Backing Vocals
* Phil Martini: Drums, Backing Vocals
* Ronnie Garrity: Bass

Only Ronnie isn't a member of THE QUIREBOYS, although he regularly plays in a band with Cosmo, the original guitarist in the HEAVY METAL KIDS, one of Joe and DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen's favorite bands.

Joe also invited THE QUIREBOYS singer Spike up to sing "Career" while Joe swapped over to the piano!

When Classic Rock magazine spoke to guitarist Paul Guerin ahead of a December tour from THE QUIREBOYS, he revealed, "As we speak, we are recording studio versions of [the songs we performed at the concert]. The bass and drums for 10 tracks have already gone down. I start the guitars tomorrow; Griff's already doing his. Spike's also going to be involved [with the song he sang live, 'Career']. Basically, we are going to do all of the music and backing vocals before flying it across to Joe at his studio in Dublin. The plan is to release a studio album and DVD in one package. The studio album will also include tracks that we didn't have time to play during a 45-minute gig. Emails are currently flying back and forth about those extra songs."

Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed at this location. A couple of the clips are available below.


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