donwload 2014It’s that time of the year when we turn the spotlight on the bands you simply can’t afford to miss at this year’s typically eclectic 2014 Download Festival.

As usual RUSHONROCK will be on site for the full three days bringing you the very best news and reviews from the UK’s biggest and best rock and metal fest.

And to get you in the mood we’ll be pointing you in the direction of the cream of the crop – starting with the brilliant Dan Reed Network


Band: Dan Reed Network

When: Friday June 13 22.15-22.55

Where: The Red Bull Studio Stage

Who: Original late 80s funk rock heroes who should have been huge. Opened up for Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones back in the day before singer Dan Reed launched a successful solo career.

Why: Network shows are few and far between these days. Catch them while you can.

Listen out for: Rainbow Child from 1989’s Slam.

Fact or fiction? Disco king Nile Rodgers shared production duties with Dan Reed on top 70 UK album Slam.

What we said: ‘Disappointing’ and ‘Dan Reed’ and not words you’d expect to see in the same sentence and yet Signal Fire is a strangely soulless offering from one of the most creative rockers on the planet. Review of 2013’s Dan Reed solo offering Signal Fire. Thank goodness the Network is back!