City Slang: Iggy Pop thanks the BBC for saving his love of music

Feb 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

According to Classic Rock Magazine, our man Iggy Pop has thanked the BBC for “helping rescue his love of music.”

“Sorry, but what the fuck?” you might ask.

Well, bless his heart, Iggy made a one-off appearance hosting a show on the BBC’s 6 Music radio station over Christmas, and he’s been confirmed as a weekend presenter.

Iggy says: “To be honest, commerce, critics, crooks and creeps have conspired over time to knock the stuffing out of my soul. 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.

“I was kind of hoping the Beeb would ask me to do some more. So I guess I did alright, because I’m gonna.”

BBC 6 Music boss Bob Shennen says: “We’re incredibly proud to welcome Iggy to the network – he’s an artist renowned the world over for breaking the rules and providing an alternative soundtrack to people’s lives. He’ll be a valuable and hugely exciting addition to the station.”

Iggy’s show will air every Sunday in March between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST (4 p.m. and 6 p.m. UK time). You can here is at the BBC6 website.