Word reaches us that pre-production on one of the most eagerly awaited records of the year gets underway today as supergroup Down N Outz enter the studio.

The Mott The Hoople tribute band went down a storm opening up for their heroes at a sell-out Hammersmith show last year.

And the band fronted by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and featuring Quireboys including Paul Guerin (pictured) are set to release a CD and DVD this summer. A studio has been booked in London this week and work is underway according to a DnO insider.

We can’t wait to hear the end results and, rest assured, we’ll bring you a full review just as soon as we get our hands on a finished copy.