We’re happy to report that Murderdolls and Stone Sour will be performing at the forthcoming Download Festival at Castle Donington on May 31 (Murderdolls) & June 1 (Stone Sour) – headlined by Iron Maiden and Limp Bizkit. What was the reaction at being added to the bill? We caught up with Joey Jordison, who had the following to say: “I have just received word that the Murderdolls have been chosen to play at Donington with Iron Maiden this summer. I am blown away and speechless… I just dug out ‘Killers’ in celebration of such an honour. Being that this is the first Iron Maiden album I ever bought with my allowance – and still one of my favourites – I can’t put into words how much I am proud to be a part of this. Anyway, here’s to Iron Maiden… Cheers!” Also appearing will be Audioslave, Deftones, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, Zwan, Less Than Jake, InMe, (hed) Planet Earth, and Ministry over the 2 days and there are still more bands to be added! Tickets are on sale now from the usual outlets. Weekend tickets are í£70, single day tickets í£39.50, with camping an extra í£12.50. You can buy online at www.aloud.com or call the credit card hotline on 0115 912 9189.