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More Bands Confirmed For 2008 Download Festival

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According to numerous website posts, KISS have been confirmed as the third headliners of the three day event to be held at the prestigious Donington Park in England, alongside The Offspring and Lost Prophets. Also newly confirmed to perform are Motorhead and Rise Against. Judas Priest and H.I.M. are also scheduled to play. It's believed that H.I.M. will schedule the second stage but which day is yet to be announced.

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

has KISS ever played download before???

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. dethmonkee writes:

i believe so, in the late 80s

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

When it was Monsters of Rock (the decent festival), they were the special guests in 1988 when Iron Maiden headlined.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jackrum writes:

Kiss, Motorhead AND Judas Priest..

i gaurentee you that HIm will headling over at least one of those.. simply because brownload and kerrang! are trying to kill good metal.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

Indeed. KISS are headliners, that's definite, the fact that Priest aren't headlining over Lost Prophets or The Offspring is a serious insult and I despise the organisers of this piece of crap festival.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. freeman k writes:

i would not even class download as a metal festival yet....also please can i open the debate on kiss. they were no more than a pop band trying to exploit the stadium rock market the first time round.....it is just a pop show with all their talent somehow incorporated in to one large tongue

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jackrum writes:

KISS have proved over the years that they are marketing geniuses, gene simmons in particular.
as to being a pop band exploiting stadium rock. maybe but i see them as a very over the top rock band.
Fake blood, mental pyro, dressing up like extras from a bad conan attempt.. great rock n roll circus.

Diamond Oz.. bloodstock ticket in the post then im guessing..

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. iEATbabies writes:

I'm not so sure about that. I mean now I guess now Kiss could seem like a pop band but back in the day they were pretty influential to bigger and better bands. I'm not a fan but either way Detroit Rock City was a great movie

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. freeman k writes:

my whole point is that it should not be about the marketing.

i do agree a headline festival performance should be entertaining but can it not also be for the music aswell?

as for influence on bigger bands i would have to disagree. they were created in the first place to make mega riches and were only about the marketing. as for any influence on other bands i feel you are very much mistaken. they were often not respected for having such a heavily marketed approach. though it could be suggested they were the first band to show the success of a good marketing campaign i would argue that is not necessarily a good thing.

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Gobbles writes:

There all good, but Rise Against, not a fan.

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Diamond Oz writes:

I used to really hate KISS because I felt it was more about money than music but my drummer kinda got me into them lol. Like them or not, they're headline material. They are also one of the most influential bands in rock I'd say, like them or not. Everyone from Pantera to Korn sites them as an influence.

Nah mate, no Bloodstock ticket for me. Only Graspop!

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Agnostic Priest writes:

I can't beleive Offspring and Lost Prophets are Headling over Preist
THERE ISN'T A SINGLE BAND IN EXISTANCE THATS WORTHY TO HEADLINE OVER PRIEST
Except Maiden and perhaps Sabbath.

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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