Iggy Pop, Lars Ulrich, The Clash to feature in special Christmas programmes on BBC 6 Music

The Stooges frontman will present two special shows on Christmas Day and New Years' Day

Iggy Pop, The Clash and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich will feature as part of a special run of Christmas shows on BBC 6 Music.

The Stooges frontman will present two shows over the festive period – the first one on Christmas Day between 1pm and 3 pm, and the second one on New Year’s Day at the same time.

The punk icon said of his shows: “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. I thought I better check these old numbers to see if they still made the grade for me. They still do.”

“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,” he continued. “Well, that’s too damn bad. I’ve listened to all this music for the shows and it all flows for me. I hope to reach out and touch you.”

Also on Christmas Day, the station will broadcast The First Time With Lars Ulrich between 3pm and 4pm, in which presenter Matt Everitt will speak to the Metallica drummer about his childhood in his native Denmark, the early days of Metallica through to the arena gigs, his music passions from Ennio Morricone to the Arctic Monkeys, and his friendship with Noel Gallagher.

On Boxing Day, The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon will present a two-hour special This Is Radio Clash, which will air between 1pm and 3pm. The pair will explore their forays into punk, protest, rebellion and infusing reggae, dub, funk, jazz and hip-hop into their sound.

Other special guests on the station over Christmas include Brian Eno, who will be appearing on Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service on December 22. “This will be Brian Eno’s third visit and each time he has brought in some really interesting and amazing pieces of music to share with us,” Cocker says. “It’s like a little musical education where you’re guaranteed to hear something great you’ve never heard before. Think of it as an early Christmas present.”