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  17th February 2010


As the already-announced AC/DC, the other two headliners on the Download 2010 are none other than one of America's greatest Rock 'N' Roll bands Aerosmith and hip-hop punkers Rage Against The Machine.

Celebrating 40 years at the top, Aerosmith will return to the main stage at Donington Park for the first time in 16 years.

Last playing as headliners of the Donington Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1990 and 1994, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry et al return with their legendary juggernaut performance, one that has earned them the title of best-selling American rock band of all time.

Rage Against The Machine, who in a storm of publicity and heavy campaigning scored the UK Christmas No. 1 single last year, will for the very first time bring their sheer power of political alternative, hip-hop, punk rock to the festival's main stage.

To this day, Rage Against The Machine, who were presented the Hall Of Fame Award by Kerrang! Magazine in 2008, remain one of the most popular and influential political bands in contemporary music.

The excitement doesn't end there though, as Jared Leto's phenomenal THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, SlipKnot frontman Corey Taylor's other band STONE SOUR and iconic punk rocker BILLY IDOL have also been added to the line-up.

Also on the bill are LAMB OF GOD, one of rock's most brutal live bands, and the incredible FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, who were one of the biggest highlights from last year's festival.

Don't miss your chance to experience these band, plus over a hundred others when Download returns to Donington Park in June, celebrating 30 years of rock heritage at the illustrious site.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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