And where better to start than the mighty Aerosmith?
Earlier this year it looked like the Toxic Twins’ time was up.
But like Lazarus they’ve risen from the ashes of internal strife to give rock fans another burst of sleazy rock and roll.
It takes a special band to close Download and that’s exactly what Aerosmith are. Read on for your guide to Tyler, Perry and co.
Home country: USA
Download 2010: 20.40-22.40, Main Stage, Sunday June 13
Classic Album: Toys In The Attic (1975)/Rocks (1976)
Classic Track: Sweet Emotion
Don’t Mention: Drugs – almost killed the band
Do Mention: I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – breathed new life into the band
Look Out For: Joe Perry’s smokin’solos
Avoid: Steven Tyler’s lips
Did you know: Tyler started out life as Aerosmith’s drummer