LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- Godfather of Punk Iggy Pop is to return to BBC Radio 6 Music as a permanent presenter.
Starting April 10, the rock icon will host his own weekly show. He first presented two shows on the network back in December 2013. Following that success, in March last year, he took over Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service slot while Jarvis took a year's sabbatical.
"Having sat in for Jarvis Cocker last year on BBC Radio 6 Music, I found myself realizing how good it was for me," Iggy Pop said in a statement. "I hope it was good for somebody else, too. So, I'm gonna do it again this year, on early Friday evenings; what we call in the USA the 'happy hour.' It's kind of an edgy point right at the end of the designated work week, and I'll try to play quite a bit of music that's new and stimulating mixed with very old classics from the blues and jazz masters of the 1920s through '50s that are a little more moody. I'm gonna think of myself as a kind of atmospheric bartender. I'll try to do my very best."
"It's wonderful to be able to welcome back Iggy Pop to 6 Music," added Paul Rodgers, head of programs for 6 Music. "Iggy did great work on Sunday afternoons, fast becoming a new favorite for the 6 Music audience and I'm confident listeners will be every bit as appreciative of his new Friday evening slot. I've seen some of the music he's planning to play and its really exciting."