US singer will return to the station following successful Christmas show
Iggy Pop is to host a new BBC 6 Music show, it has been confirmed.
The US singer will return to the station following his successful stint fronting a show at Christmas. He will take over the 4pm-6pm slot on Sundays while Jarvis Cocker continues his year-long sabbatical from the station.
However, the Pulp singer will return for a one-off show about Iggy Pop on March 9 before handing the reigns over to the former Stooges singer.
Speaking about his new role as a radio DJ, Iggy Pop said: “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.”
BBC 6 Music’s Bob Shennen 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 guid.”