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- Posted on Feb 16th 2010 11:00AM by John D. Luerssen
Slated for Leicestershire's Donington Park the weekend of June 11-13, news of the group's headlining slot comes as an unexpected surprise for fans. Reports that the band was looking to replace Tyler, bolstered by guitarist Joe Perry's own admissions and rumors that the group had considered everyone from Sammy Hagar to Lenny Kravitz to Paul Rodgers, began after the group became estranged from its frontman.
Tyler, who has been undergoing treatment for an addiction to prescription painkillers that he developed after his fall from the stage in Sturgis, S.D. last year, is back in the saddle, for now.
While there's no word on what's next from Aerosmith -- who celebrate 40 years together this year -- the Download performance is one certainty fans can count on. Other acts confirmed for the Download Festival include Rage Against the Machine, Them Crooked Vultures, Stone Temple Pilots and AC/DC.