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Aerosmith: Rocks Donington 2014

Aerosmith let the music do the talkin’.

There are no frills here – no gimmicks or superfluous extras to try to tempt the unwary into parting with their cash. This is Aerosmith live, nothing more. And it’s more than enough.

Here’s the band’s strutting, dynamic, febrile performance from the Download festival last year, left in its raw state, and clear proof that they are still one of the best live bands on the planet.

The beauty of this DVD is that it really does capture the spirit and emotion (sweet and otherwise) of a band who never rely on their legend, but instead work hard at delivering to the maximum.

From Train Kept A-Rollin’ through the classics like Love In An Elevator, Toys In The Attic and Walk This Way to the closing Mama Kin, the guys onstage look and sound like they’re having a blast. And judging from the crowd shots, everyone out there is ecstatic. This is a fine film of a great live performance.

Classic Rock 215: Stuff

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Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica (opens in new tab), published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009.