Axe hangs over The Smiths and Nirvana recording haunt
The BBC are planning to close their famous Maida Vale studios in west London, explaining it’s not suitable for the “21st-century digital age”.
The closure of the studio, which was home to John Peel’s classic radio sessions, is part of a six-year “reprioritisation” plan for the BBC.
The plan is to sell it to a developer, although a final decision on the studio’s fate won’t be made until next year.
Being John Peel’s favourite band, Mark E Smith’s rock troupe recorded 24 sessions for him.
The BBC are yet to announce whether the studio will be replaced or not.