Friday Track - Download Special

On Monday Download Festival announced 9 more acts to join headliners Metallica, Black Sabbath and The Prodigy this year for the 10 year anniversary of the festival at Donnington.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I was bouncing up and down in my chair as I read each announcement on Twitter and actually screamed a little. Last year was very lacklustre on the gig and festival front. This year is already more than making up for it.

If Biffy Clyro, Trivium, Machine Head, Chase N Status (odd one but there is always a questionable cross over band on any festival line up), You Me At Six, Lamb of God, The Devin Townsend Project and Anthrax weren't enough Tenacious D are playing! And even bigger than than SOUNDGARDEN!! I could not be more excited if I tried.

I saw Tenacious D back in 2006 at the Hammersmith Apollo and they blew me away. For someone who is now considered a Hollywood actor, Jack Black is an amazing musician. I love the first album but have to admit I haven;t got round to watching the Pick of Destiny as yet. I'm putting it on the list to watch before June!

What can you say about Soundgarden. Another of the recently reformed groups from the 90's, They have been touring America and all in the Urban Fox urban family have been keeping a close eye on ticket websites and music sites for any UK dates to be announced. Last Friday @mattlutch, @Annnushka, Andy and I were trawling gossip sites to see who might be at Download. We all squealed a little when we saw Soundgarden on the rumour list and also noticed a convenient gap in their touring schedule.

Needless to say, Download is looking pretty awesome this year! I couldn't just play one song this week so here are two tunes for you.

First up is Tenacious D with Tribute.

Second track is from Soundgarden. I don't know anyone who doesn't love Black Hole Sun.


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