DOWN 'N' OUTZ, the project headed up by DEF LEPPARD frontman and 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Joe Elliott, is set to release its third studio album, "This Is How We Roll", on October 11 via UMC.
The band, featuring THE QUIREBOYS' Paul Guerin (guitar), Guy Griffin (guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Share Ross (bass, VIXEN) and Phil Martini (drums, WAYWARD SONS), takes a different approach on "This Is How We Roll" to its previous album. This new album only features one cover version — THE TUB
Griffin says: "'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."
Elliott says: "Boy, has this has been a long time coming?! Recorded in infrequent bursts of activity over a five-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 and, 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 has released the title track and lead single, "This Is How We Roll".
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.
"This Is How We Roll" was produced by Joe Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe Elliott's own studio Joe's Garage.
The album will be available on CD, LP, digitally and also on limited-edition 12-inch picture disc LP.