Second Download Announcement

The remaining headliners have been announced for download festival

Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith!!

The next bunch of bands will be announced at 12.30 AM tomorow, check back here to find out who has been announced.

Aerosmith Update

So, Steven Tyler ain’t leaving Aerosmith. He recently appeared onstage with Joe Perry’s side project, announced he wasn’t leaving and they then played Walk This Way.

Supposedly, the whole thing was a publicity stunt to promote Joe’s solo tour and album.

Steven Tyler Has Quit Aerosmith

Guitarist Joe Perry recently told the Las Vegas Sun, that Steven Tyler has quit Aerosmith:

“Steven quit as far as I can tell, I don’t know any more than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don’t know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don’t know.

He’s notorious for that [Not returning phone calls], That’s one thing I’ve learned to live with. I try to overlook it. I like to pick my battles. Frankly, the last few months I’ve been wanting not to rock the boat. I don’t want him canceling any more gigs. We really wanted to do these last four. We just kind of didn’t want to call him out or anything and get him anymore pissed off, for whatever reason. So we just let things lie. So we did the gigs and, like I said, I got off the plane and saw this online. That’s how I know about it.

He has had no contact with me or the other band members,

Right now I’m adjusting to how we’re going to go on, AEROSMITH is such a powerful band, I mean it’s like a steam locomotive. You just can’t disregard 40 years of four guys who play together as well as they do. We’re just trying to — at least I am — trying to figure out what direction the band should take.

As far as replacing Steve, it’s not just about that, it’s also four guys that play extremely well together, and I’m not going to see that go to waste. I really don’t know what path it’s going to take at this point, but we’ll probably find somebody else that will sing in those spots where we need a singer and then we’ll be able to move the Aerosmith up a notch, move the vibe up a notch.”

Classic Rock Awards Winners

The annual Classic Rock awards were last night, heres a list of the winners:

“Best New Band”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Mean Fiddler
Winner: CHICKENFOOT

“Album Of The Year”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Universal Catalogue / Lost Tunes
Winner: AC/DC – “Black Ice”

“Band Of The Year”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Guitar Hero
Winner: IRON MAIDEN

“Best Reissue”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Live Nation
Winner: BLACK SABBATH Reissues

“DVD / Film Of The Year”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Play.com
Winner: “Anvil! The Story of Anvil”

“Event Of The Year”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Alchemy
Winner: Download Festival

“Outstanding Contribution”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Monitor Audio
Winner: Ronnie Wood

“Tommy Vance Inspiration Award”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Rhino
Winner: John Bonham

“Innovator”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Eagle Rock
Winner: Ginger Baker

“VIP Award”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Dannoff Premium Vodka
Winner: Doc McGhee

“Metal Guru”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Bravado
Winner: Biff Byford

“Spirit Of Prog”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Planet Rock
Winner: DREAM THEATER

“Marshall 11 Award”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Marshall
Winner: Billy Gibbons

“Childline Rocks Award”
Winner: Steve Harley

“Classic Songwriter”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Sony Music
Winner: Paul Rodgers

“Classic Album”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Provogue
Winner: AEROSMITH – “Rocks”

“Breakthrough”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Rock Radio
Winner: Joe Bonamassa

“Comeback Of The Year”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by EMI Music
Winner: MOTT THE HOOPLE

“Living Legend”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Marshall
Winner: Iggy Pop

Top 10: Collaborations

Sometimes, when two bands love each other very much… an awesome song is born!

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