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Aerosmith is a prominent American rock band. Three of its members, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton, first met in Sunapee, New Hampshire in the late 60s, but it wasn't until 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, that the three decided to form a band together. Later, they met up with Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (rhythm guitar). The band enjoyed major popularity throughout the 70s, making rock anthems such as "Dream On" and "Sweet Emotion" Read more on Last.fm

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Download Festival 2014 – Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

June 16th, 2014

Download Festival 2014 Thrash Hits

You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2014 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Sunday Slaylist: Download Festival 2014 – the bands you know

June 1st, 2014

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In two weeks time, we will be at Download Festival 2014. Still the single biggest weekend in the UK rock calendar, once again around about 100,000 rock fans will descend upon Donington Park for three days of music, drinking, debauchery, and casual sexism. To get us in the mood for the first three of those things (let’s hope there’s a lot less of the fourth this year, right guys?), the next two Sunday Slaylists are all about the line-up to this year’s festival.

This week: The big guns. The heavy hitters. The bands you know.

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The future of British rock and metal festivals

April 1st, 2014

With Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead and Soulfly (and Wolfmother…) set to fill the main stage of a day at British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park this July, it struck Raziq Rauf that the same bill could easily have been announced in 2000 to the same fanfare. What has (or has not) happened in the last 14 years for this to be the case and what does the future have in store?

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What is the future of music festivals? I’m not talking 2015 (because 2014’s summer season lineup is just about fully lined up), I’m talking about something more like 2025. What is going to happen to our music festivals in the next ten years? Will Metallica still be headlining on a rota with Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Linkin Park? The classic rockers like Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Black Sabbath have a shelf-life. Are Avenged Sevenfold or Rammstein the answer? While they sell out arenas in London and that simply translates to headlining Donington or Knebworth, neither have ever had quite the same impact as those first mentioned few and they likely never will.

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Vintage Video: Aerosmith – Pink

November 21st, 2011

Something of a classic this: The Bad Boys From Boston showed no hesitation at having a bit of fun with CGI back in 1997 for their video ‘Pink’. The track remains the biggest fan favourite from the Nine Lives album and this video went on to win an MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video. All factoids aside, its just a video that’s impossible not to smile at… go ahead, give it a try…

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Bands

Who do you want to see headline the summer festivals in 2011?

November 18th, 2010

With Andy Copping Twittering about having “two Download headliners locked in” and Sonisphere’s people flyering at the Deftones gig in Brixton last night, the UK summer festival season of 2011 is well and truly under way.

But who’s gonna be headlining? That’s what everyone really cares about. Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters are all surely out of the festival picture seeing as they’ve got their own massive shows to sell but there are still plenty of options.

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Download Festival 2010: Aerosmith @ Main Stage – Sunday, 13 June 2010

June 18th, 2010

When the Download Festival 2010 headliners were announced, Aerosmith was met by many in the metal fraternity with an apathetic shrug. They didn’t have the bombastic legends kudos of AC/DC, nor was their heyday in living memory of many of the festival attendees, as is with RATM. Those of us with any shred of appreciation for how mighty Aerosmith’s contribution to rock’n’roll is however, knew differently.

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And the other two Main Stage headliners for Download Festival 2010 are…

February 15th, 2010

…Aerosmith and Rage Against The Machine.

Was anyone else expecting that? We’d be lying if we said it came as a surprise to us. We’re sure that all sorts of people are voicing meaningless opinions over on Twitter right now as we speak. Or the Download Festival forums, if they haven’t crashed under the sheer weight of internet bitching that such announcements bring in their wake. Ho hum.

The next announcement – of five more bands – is due in the early hours of this morning, at around half past Midnight. We’re sure if your web connection doesn’t load fast enough to give you the news, it’ll also all be announced on the Radio 1 Rock Show. Which to be honest, we kinda hope you’d been planning to tune in to anyway.

Oh, and FYI – in case you missed us breaking the story on Friday night, we exclusively broke the news that Dillinger Escape Plan will also be at Download Festival 2010. Wonder if they’ll be in the next announcement?