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The American Rock band The Reckless was originally formed in New York, New York USA, in 2009 and consisted of Taylor Momsen (Lead singer and rhythm guitar), John Socolo (guitar), Matt Chiarelli (Bass) and Nick Cabone (Drums). Their name was changed from The Reckless to The Pretty Reckless due to trademark problems. In December the band released a new promo ‘Make Me Wanna Die’ and the song was offered as a limited-time free download on theirInterscope Records website.

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The song also appeared as a launch on the 2010 film Kick-Ass where it appeared in the ends of the credits. It was also the band’s first single released in May 2010. Secolo, Chiarelli andCarbone left The Pretty Reckless in 2010. In their place Ben Phillips (Lead guitar), Jamie Perkins (Drums) and Mark Damon (Bass) joined the band. The signing up with the InterscopeRecords label took place in 2010. And after the signing two recordings of demo songs ‘He Loves You’ and ‘Zombie’ were released on their Myspace. The band released an EP in June 2010 with the songs: ‘Make Me Wanna Die’, ‘My Medicine’, ‘Goin’Down’. The Pretty Reckless’ debut album ‘Light Me Up’ was due to be released in August 2010, but was delayed until February 2011. The band’s second single ‘Miss Nothing’ off their album was released in the UK in August 2010 and a video of the song was also released. The first single released in the USA was ‘Just Tonight’. Two singles, ‘You’ and ‘My Medicine’, were released off the album in 2012 and videos thereof were also released. The release of their second EP ‘Hit Me Like A Man’ was also released in March 2012. In December 2012 the band released their fourth single ‘Kill Me’. The song was also featured at the end of the series Gossip Girls final episode.

September 2013 saw The Pretty Reckless signing up with the Razor & Tie label. In November 2013 the band released their first single ‘Heaven Knows’ off the new album. The Pretty Reckless released their second studio album ‘Going To Hell’ in March 2014. The Pretty Reckless became the first female-fronted band to reach #1 on the Radio Rock chart with its first two single releases ‘Heavens Knows’ and ‘Messed Up World’ in September 2014. The 2014 Kerrang! Awards the band won 2014 Hottest Female “Taylor Momsen”. The Pretty Reckless’ genres are: Hard Rock; Alternative Rock and Post-grunge.

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Download Festival UK 2020 Adds Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, Babymetal, The Pretty Reckless, Airbourne, Skillet, Baroness, and More!


A bevy of bands have been added to Download 2020! New on the bill are Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, Babymetal,The Pretty Reckless, Airbourne, Skillet, Baroness, Lit, Bush, Wednesday 13, British Lion, Electric Wizard, Periphery, Obituary, Pup, Dying Fetus, Bleed From Within, Dead Label, Stone Broken, Blues Pills, Puppy, P.O.D., Wayward Sons, Wargasm, Dead Posey Blackout Problems, Bleed From Within, Cellar Door Moon Crow, Chelsea Grin, Dead Label, Dead Posey, Lotus Eater, Marianas Trench, Powerwolf, Puppy, Theory, The Last Internationale, The Wildhearts, and Uncured .and more to be announecd. They join headliners Iron Maiden (Legacy of the Beast Tour), Kiss and System Of A Down next year. The world’s premier rock event takes place 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. Check out Ghost Cult’s 2019 Download coverage here! Tickets are on sale now at https://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets. Volbeat said; “We are very excited to return to Donington Park once again to rock with all of our friends in the UK alongside so many great bands. See you in June!” Jesse Leach from Killswitch Engage said; “We are honoured and excited to play the mighty Download festival once again! We are ready to kick out our new songs and play the old anthems as well! Download crowds are always incredible and we are eager to bring the mother f g ruckus!” SU-METAL of BABY METAL said: “The crowd at Download Festival always welcomes us with a lot of energy so I can’t wait to perform there again! We hope to bring even more power and energy so please look forward to our performance!” MOAMETAL said: “To have the opportunity of performing at one of our favorite places is incredibly exciting for us. Can’t wait to see everyone there!” THE PRETTY RECKLESS are a bruising blend of ferocious rock’n roll and blues, with huge singles such as ‘You Make Me Wanna Die’ and ‘Heaven Knows’ in their discography, and their explosive shows have earned them legions of new fans all over the world. AIRBOURNE’s first album Runnin’ Wild was one of the most talked-about and best-reviewed debuts in recent rock history, and their classic rock inspired hits are expected to create a thunder at Download. Joe O’Keeffe from Airbourne said; “ Do you wanna rock? Then let’s f****n’ rock!” SPONSORS CARLSBERG It’s no secret the Danes love their music, which is why Carlsberg has joined forces with Download Festival. Download Festival fans, meet Carlsberg’s new brew. A perfectly balanced Danish Pilsner, rebrewed from head to hop for a crisper, fuller flavour. Join us at our music hub for unique stories from behind the scenes, a chance to win VIP tickets to the biggest events and more: http://music.carlsberg.co.uk/ SOMERSBY Somersby are excited to be the official cider partner of Download Festival. Best served thirsty. This delicious cold-filtered cider has no artificial flavours or sweeteners, simply bucket-loads of great apple taste. That’s real refreshment. CO-OP Co-op is coming to Download Festival 2020 and we couldn’t be more excited to be returning to the heart of festival communities this summer. Similar to 2019 you’ll be able to buy your essential items directly from the Co-op shop in the campsite, including food, water, beer, wine and toiletries. We’re making a lot of positive changes to the store for 2020, and we look forward to welcoming you back again this summer. Our store will be open daily, and our popular in-store DJ will also be making a return, delivering a unique shopping experience like never before. BARCLAYCARD Official payment partner of Download Festival. Your Barclaycard is your pass to perks –Jump the queue for 2020 presale tickets and save 10% at the checkout for each presale ticket*you buy through Barclaycard Entertainment. Plus pay for Food & Drink* on site with your Barclaycard and get 5% off. T&Cs apply. PEPSI MAX As an official sponsor of some of the greatest UK festivals, Pepsi Max takes a bold approach to bringing people together through music. Pepsi Max are a long-standing partner of Live Nation and look forward to creating more musical moments together. Pepsi Max offers the full Pepsi taste with no sugar. BIG GREEN COACH Save money, make friends and go green with our travel partner Big Green Coach. Choose either coach travel only OR coach + festival ticket package. Big Green Coach is the OFFICIAL and EXCLUSIVE coach partner for the UK’s best rock festival and this is their 8th year bringing thousands of you in through those festival gates. They are operating Weekend services for all you campers out there. Choose from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday arrival options. All weekend coaches return for home on Monday. If you’re just going in for one day to see your favourite acts then there is a DAY RETURN service too, so you can mosh until you drop and still get home at the end of the night. Forget leaving early for that last train or paying for expensive hotels! They pick up in a mammoth 69 locations across the UK; there must be somewhere close to you! DEPOSIT SCHEME AVAILABLE – Skint? No worries, Big Green Coach have got you covered. Use the deposit scheme to secure your ticket and coach seat, then pay the balance next year. As our Official & Exclusive travel partner, Big Green Coach are the only authorised coach company to have full use of the Official Onsite Coach Park –no one gets you closer! Book Now CHARGE CANDY Download Festival have once again partnered with Charge Candy. These power-mad people have been keeping phones powered at festivals since 2010 and are now Europe’s biggest festival phone chargers. Last year you may have come across the big blue stands at Download, Isle Of Wight, TRNSMT, Latitude, Reading, Leeds and Creamfields. Customers can hire portable chargers, for as little as £16.95 for the entire festival, this allows the customer one fully charged power bank each day. It is the only way to keep your phone powered, without missing any special moments. https://chargecandy.com/festivals/download/