Iggy Pop To Host Christmas Day BBC Radio Show

Fresh from a lifetime of rolling around in peanut butter, performing death-defying leaps into irate crowds of Hells Angels and inventing something called punk rock, BBC‘s digital radio station 6 Music have announced Iggy Pop will be hosting a Christmas Day radio show for the channel.

Having just completed a tour with his legendary band, The Stooges, the Godfather of Punk will be getting people into the festive spirit over two programmes, as part of a 6 Music holiday lineup that also includes Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich and Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash.

“To come up with the tunes that fit the concept of each show, I’ve had to dig back to things that I haven’t heard in a long, long time, but that still carry memories of joy and compulsion,” said James Newell Osterberg, Jr. himself, as reported by The Guardian.

“I was a little worried that the listening might feel ragged for the kind of people who can’t embrace Duane Eddy and, say, the Last Poets in the same hour with Doc Watson. Well, that’s too damn bad,” he added. “I’ve listened to all this music for the shows and it all flows for me.”

Pop’s lunchtime broadcast on Christmas Day will serve as the opening act for the Queen’s annual address to the nation, while his New Year’s Day program will explore “rockin’ rebels” and songs centred on themes of “heartbreak and heartache.”

The BBC said Pop’s two shows will offer an “exclusive insight into the mind of one of the most influential rock stars of the last 40 years.”

(Via The Guardian)

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