With just two weeks to go until Download 2010 we’re getting very excited and all next week we’ll be counting down to the biggest and best rock and metal festival in the world.

But before we do there’s the small matter of this week to take care of and what better way to kick things off than by bringing you an exclusive interview with SHY/TNT/Serpentine/State Of Rock frontman Tony Mills?

We warm up for Download with an AC/DC classic in our weekly 12@12 vinyl showcase. And there’s a look at punk rockers Against Me! as they rattle through their latest UK tour.

But if classic rock is your thing you can’t afford t miss our detailed review of Magnum‘s new career-defining collection – spanning five discs and their entire career. It’s due for release later this month. And there’s more…

The delightful Dan Reed hits the rushonrock Rider and among the raft of new releases we’ll be featuring later this week are records by Die So Fluid, Colours Of One, Crystal Viper and Ektomorf.

Plus there’s all the latest news and views and blogs from Rock O The North and Self Made Man. Enjoy.