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Iggy Pop taking to the airwaves for festive radio specials

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Nov 13, 2013 | 7:25am EST

Rock legend Iggy Pop is giving music fans a special gift this festive season by hosting two shows on U.K. radio. The punk icon will take to the airwaves as part of a special Christmas line-up on Britain's BBC 6 Music, and he has chosen his favourite tracks to play for listeners. He says, "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. "I thought I better check these old numbers to see if they still made the grade for me. They still do." His first show, entitled Rockin' Rebels, will be broadcast on Christmas Day (25Dec13), while the follow-up, Heartbreak and Heartaches, will air on New Year's Day (01Jan14). Metallica rocker Lars Ulrich and The Clash stars Mick Jones and Paul Simonon will also host shows around Christmas.

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