“Rod's back catalogue is huge but it will be a really special moment for his fans when Ronnie comes on," The Daily Star newspaper quoted a source as saying.
Hard Rock Calling music festival will also feature The Killers and Jon Bon Jovi. The Killers have earlier hinted that they would perform their long-awaited track along with their old hits.
“Hard Rock Calling is a f***ing great show - I love that show. We're having our cake and eating it too. These intimate gigs are sweaty, where everyone's like five feet away and you can see the whites of their eyes. You really connect on a more immediate and personal level. But when you have 70,000 people, your gestures have to be bigger. It's so important about being able to address a group, making a group feel as one. And that's something that's a learned thing, we're still trying to get our heads around it. As for us playing new songs, we might have a surprise for you," said The Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci.