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DOWNLOAD 2010: THE RM REPORT
30 years on from the first Monsters Of Rock, Download 2010 wasn't about to shirt its duties to metal, with AC/DC and Aerosmith flying the flag for the legends, backed up by young bucks like Rage Against the Machine, Deftones, Dillinger Escape Plan and more. Read our view of The Damned Things' second ever UK show, plus gossip, galleries and our pick of the weekend, in DOWNLOAD 2010: The RM Report.
Amongst our Download interviews, DEFTONES speak out on why the age of the internet doesn't necessarily change things for great music... DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's Greg and Liam talk about on using lyrics to astrally-project... COHEED AND CAMBRIA's Claudio on what makes a great story... and finally Andy Hurley of THE DAMNED THINGS tells us about the band's debut album, his Fuck City imprint and more...
Elsewhere... We catch up with THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM to talk about Springsteen and an amazing eighteen months... WALTER SCHREIFELS tells us why he took so long to release an album under his own name, with exclusive photos from Matt Comer... 65 DAYSOFSTATIC talk about their remorse at upsetting serious beardy types... And we brave the volcano to report on Earthless and more at ROADBURN 2010 in our Photo Report.
Our friends in CHICKENHAWK reveal a terrible secret in their tour diary from their dates with Pulled Apart By Horses... BURN THE FLEET talk about untrustworthy promoters, while BASTIONS talk about the undiscovered music gold in North Wales. In A VIEW FROM THE POP, Jack from Alcopop! Records discusses working for the majors versus the minors, and Hungarian msuic festivals. Plus there's the tale of how a RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE t-shirt started a philosophical journey. And in our KINGSTON CALLING article, we speak to Banquet Records head Jon Tolley about how the legendary independent record store continues to thrive.
In our CD Reviews, there's our verdict on the latest from... REFUSED, QOTSA, REEL BIG FISH, CYCLAMEN, PRETEND, THE TWILIGHT SAD, COMMON PRAYER, PORCUPINE TREE, THE HIGH CONFESSIONS, MIKE DOUGHTY YOUNG GUNS, DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL, NORMA HEAN, BEATSTEAKS, THE BOY WHO TRAPPED THE SUN, DIOS, FANG ISLAND, I AM KLOOT, EMAROSA, LAMB OF GOD, ANATHEMA, SUZANNE VEGA, OZZY OSBOURNE, KELE, EARTHTONE9, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, JUNIUS, BLITZEN TRAPPER, THIS IS HELL, KINGDOM OF SORROW, HOT HOT HEAT, MANSUN, RX BANDITS, THE ASCENT OF EVEREST, ROSETTA, MURDER BY DEATH, PIEBALD, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, SOULFLY, FAR, TRASH TALK, HARVEY MILK, MINUS THE BEAR, DEFTONES, FACT, 65 DAYSOF STATIC, CIRCA SURVIVE, SICK OF IT ALL, WALTER SCHREIFELS, JAGUAR LOVE, FACT, HOLE, THE HOLD STEADY and more. There's also live reviews and photo galleries from THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, COHEED & CAMBRIA, TIGER PLEASE, MURDER BY DEATH, THE FUTUREHEADS and more at EVOLUTION FESTIVAL, PENDULUM, ALKALINE TRIO, DEFEATER, 65 DAYSOFSTATIC, THE DIVINE COMEDY, KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES, SHAPED BY FATE, EVELYN EVELYN, MATHS, and WALTER SCHRIEFELS.
We'll be back soon with reports on Sonisphere 2010, Bloodstock Open Air and Hungary's Sziget Festival, along with a new look coming very soon...…more»
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