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Iggy Pop gets regular show on 6 Music

By | Published on Monday 24 February 2014

Iggy Pop

After a couple of guest spots on the station over the Christmas period, Iggy Pop is to front a regular show on the BBC’s 6 Music from 16 Mar through to the end of the year. Pop’s show will air from 4-6pm on Sunday afternoons in what has been traditionally the Jarvis slot, the Pulp man taking a sabbatical from his radio show.

Confirming his new job as radio DJ, the punk icon and occasional insurance salesman told CMU: “I had a great experience doing the shows for BBC Radio 6 Music over the holidays. To be honest commerce, critics, crooks, and creeps have conspired over time to knock the stuffing out of my soul as I become ever more removed from the joys of feeling music. The act of revisiting my library and memories to share the tunes I have treasured with a radio audience has relit a flame for me. So I was kind of hoping the Beeb would ask me to do some more. So I guess I did alright, because I’m gonna. Watch out for me”.

6 Music boss man Bob Shennan added: “BBC Radio 6 Music is incredibly proud to welcome Iggy Pop to the network, an artist who is renowned the world over for breaking the rules and providing an alternative soundtrack to people’s lives. I’d like to welcome him to Sunday afternoons on 6 Music, where he will be a valuable and hugely exciting addition to the station’s array of trusted music guides”.