Aerosmith: The best war stories

NME goes down memory lane with the legendary band ahead of their headline slot at Download Festival next week (June 9-11)

You’ve all heard the one about Steven Tyler and the one-song gig, right? It’s set back in the 70s or 80s, when Tyler and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry were so jacked up on heroin, cocaine and a whole rackful of other narcotics and prescription meds that you couldn’t even spell that they became known as the Toxic Twins.  Continue reading Aerosmith: The best war stories

Aerosmith Headlining Download 2017

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There’s been a lot of speculation as to who will headline the Download Festival next year, with bands like Guns N’ Roses and Metallica being among the favorites. Now Download Festival boss Andy Copping has announced the headliners for each of the three nights, and even though none of the two previously mentioned bands appear to be involved, it is certainly an interesting mix of bands that will take the stage at Donington next year.

System of a Down will be headlining the Friday night show, returning to top the bill for the third time. The second night will be capped off by Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro who are making their Download headlining debut.

The honor of closing out the festival on Sunday night will be bestowed on Aerosmith, whose Download slot will be their only gig in the UK for 2017. Guitarist Joe Perry says he’s very much looking forward to the show: “Download Festival is always one of the ones I circle. Donington is like home to us. I have some great memories playing there and I can’t wait to make some more.”

The 2017 iteration of the Download Festival is set to take place on June 9, 10, and 11.

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‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014’ Trailer

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Relive Aerosmith’s legendary performance captured live from the Download Festival in Donington Park, England on June 15, 2014 in ‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014.’ Don’t miss this one-night only event coming to select U.S. cinemas! Continue reading ‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014’ Trailer


‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014,’ a film that documents the band’s performance at last year’s Download Festival, will be shown in theaters nationwide next month. Although nothing has been confirmed, it is expected that the film will be released on DVD on a later date. Continue reading AEROSMITH’S DONINGTON CONCERT HEADED TO MOVIE THEATRES