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Download 2010

Download Festival 2010: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

June 21st, 2010

Ha ha! The Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page is back! Every last scrap of our Download Festival 2010 coverage from the weekend will be linked to from here, so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’ll need. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours and gossip, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many fit girls wrestling in the mud as we can legitimately publish? It’s all here.

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Download Festival 2010: Porcupine Tree @ Ronnie James Dio Stage – Sunday, 13 June 2010

June 20th, 2010

Because we’re a bunch of bell-ends, we buggered the sound up at the start of our interview with Colin Edwin, bassist and all-round top chap from prog-heavyweights, Porcupine Tree. That’s why there’s very little serious muso-talk, and lots and lots of chatter about marinated asian salmon. So it goes.

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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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