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Download 2010 Band-On-Band Preview: The Dillinger Escape Plan On Aerosmith

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Rock Sound 4 June 2010 at 17.58

Greg Puciato: "'Appetite For Destruction’ is Slash trying to be Joe Perry"

Round of applause, people: we are officially another day closer to Download 2010.

To celebrate, here's Greg Puciato from the unimpeachably brilliant Dillinger Escape Plan on why he'll be rocking out down the front to the legendary Aerosmith.

For much more on Download 2010, including Jared Leto on why festivals are so important to 30 Seconds To Mars and recommendations from the likes of Cancer Bats, HIM, Stone Sour, Deftones and A Day To Remember, buy Rock Sound 136 onsale now from WHSmith and all good newsagents.

To read why we fell in love with Dillinger Escape Plan's new album 'Option Paralysis', click here.

“I’m pretty psyched about our day in particular – I would’ve been psyched to play any day, but when I heard Aerosmith were playing I was like, ‘If we’re not playing the same day as Aerosmith I’m going to be pissed’.

They’re one of those bands that when I was a kid, I missed. I grew up listening to Guns N’ Roses and Metallica and I figured they were just older, but then when I got into the roots of everything I realised that their old albums are just unreal, man. You can see how ‘Appetite For Destruction’ is really just Slash trying to be Joe Perry to a massive extent. It’s a classic combo – you’ve got the mysterious guy playing guitar and then the ass-kicker who sings.

Except for Mick [Jagger] and Keith [Richards] there’s no one out there still doing it. It’s got to be cool for kids to see that still happening while it’s still going. I’d like to think they still have a passion for doing it because they’re filthy rich beyond belief; at 60 years old when you know you never have to work again those guys still want to rock.”

The Dillinger Escape Plan play the Ronnie James Dio Stage on Sunday; Aerosmith headline the Maurice Jones Stage on Friday.

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