Aerosmith will co-headline Download 2010 – on the condition that Steven Tyler joins Joe Perry on the Donington stage.

That’s the incredible news rock fans are digesting tonight as the organisers of the UK’s leading roc and metal festival continue to finalise this summer’s bill.

Chart-topping angst rockers Rage Against The Machine have also been lined up to join the likes of AC/DC, Them Crooked Vultures and Mortorhead at what is fast becoming a who’s who of rock greats. And while Aerosmith with Tyler would be a massive draw it’s debatable whether the Toxic Twins can get their shit together in time for one final hurrah. With rumours rife that Kiss could yet join the Download bill it seems the 30th anniversary Donington shindig is set to eclipse everything that has gone before.

And you can rest assured that rushonrock will be building on the success of last year’s coverage to bring you the best view from inside this year’s hottest festival.