Aerosmith

Aerosmith have been confirmed as headliners at this year’s Calling festival on London’s Clapham Common. The renamed and relocated Hard Rock Calling event takes place on June 28 and 29, with the first day also starring Joe Bonamassa, Thunder and Walking Papers.

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says: “I’ve been so involved in writing my autobiography I didn’t realised how long it had been since we played across the big pond. We can’t wait to bring back some of the classics as well as some new songs from Music From Another Dimension.”

Brit rockers Thunder, who also play, have just put out two new live albums. Back to the Black Country and The Xmas Show Live 2013 are both available now from the band’s website. Read what Thunder guitarist Luke Morley has to say about being a left-handed Gibson fan.

A spokesman for promoters Live Nation says: “This year is one of the most exciting on record for the Calling Festival. We’re looking forward to bringing the new look event to Clapham Common, and bringing one of America’s most iconic bands to headline on Saturday 28 June. There’s still lots of announcements to come – including a big Sunday night headliner – and we’re excited at what’s in store.”