Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Saturday 18 May 2013

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    Dave Fanning

    Dave Fanning brings you a mix of interviews, newspaper reviews, movies and music from 10am to midday every Saturday on 2fm.

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    The Flying Nun

    Dave chats with Sister Patricia Wall, who has been dubbed The Flying Nun after yesterday completing a 10,000ft Skydive all in the name of charity. Sr. Patricia has so far raised €25,000 for Aware.

     

     

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    David Beckham

    After the retirement of a football legend, Dave revisits an old interview he has with David Beckham at the beginning of his career in soccer.

     

     

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    Lisdoonvarna Turns Pink

    Dave talks with Dónal Mulligan, event Co-Ordinator of this year's first LGBT weekend at the age old Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. At 150 years old, the festival is the oldest of it's kind in Europe and this year it welcomes gay and lesbian singles for the first time.

     

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    The Great Gatsby

    Following the release of the all-star cast movie of F.S. Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Dave talks to Daragh Downes about the highs and lows of Baz Luhrman's version of the finest American novel.

     

     

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    Places with Famous Faces

    Eoin Sweeney talks to Dave about places which have been called after fallen stars. Places like Joey Ramone Place in New York, Rue Rory Gallagher in Paris and many more have all been called after legendary actors/musicians.

     

    Dave Fanning

    Ireland’s first official national pop radio station (RTÉ 2fm) was launched in the summer of ’79 with Dave presenting a rock show every evening. Dave was seen by the music industry as Ireland’s answer to John Peel, the legendary BBC Radio One presenter.

    His first radio session on RTÉ 2fm was with U2 who were then a young Dublin band. His connection to the band continues today - U2 gives Dave the world exclusive play on all U2 releases.
     

    Dave has fronted more than twenty television programmes ranging from arts, culture and quiz shows to political documentaries. In the nineties he presented, researched and wrote up to 400 movie review programmes for RTE TV, travelling regularly to America and beyond for one-on-one interviews with the stars (Tom Cruise,Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Pierce Brosnan, Denis Quaid, Nicholas Cage, Robert Redford, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Madonna, J-Lo, Uma Thurman, George Clooney, Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Robert De Niro, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Segal, Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson, Scarlett Johanssen, Cate Blanchette, John Hurt, Brendan Gleeson, Oprah Winfrey, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Angelina Jolie, John Malcovich, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito, Christina Ricci, Anthony Hopkins and many more including directors from Robert Altman to Stephen Spielberg. This year? From Daniel Craig to Quentin Tarantino).

    In music, he has interviewed well over 500 bands and artists including Eminem, Pet Shop Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Jon Bon Jovi, The Killers, Billy Joel, PJ Harvey, Flaming Lips, New York Dolls, Elbow, Paul Weller, Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Robbie Williams, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft, Moby, U2, Air, Morrissey, Eels, Def Leppard, Elvis Costello, The Corrs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fatboy Slim, Garbage, Blur, Alanis Morrissette, Metallica, Kylie Minogue, Tori Amos, Lenny Kravitz, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Kirsty McColl, ACDC, Cliff Richard, Nick Cave, Garth Brooks, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Dave Matthews, Beyonce and many more. Other interviews include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Robert Plant, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and numerous bands and acts at different times over their career. AND he met Bob Marley!
     

    For over twenty years he won the Best DJ award in the Hot Press Reader’s Poll (including 2013), he’s a three times winner of the Best DJ at the Meteor Music Awards and was granted the Industry Award in 2004 and collected a PPI Award in 2011 and on Virgin Radio in London he won one ‘for his outstanding contribution to radio’. In The UK he was a member of the Mercury Music Prize team for its first three years.


    In ’08 Dave was asked by Harper-Collins in London to write his autobiography. With a foreword written by Bono, The Thing is…’ was published in 2010.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:10 a.m.
      Title: Just Can't Get Enough
      Composer: Clarke
      Performer(s): Depeche Mode
      Performer(s):
      Album: Singles 81 To 85 , Mute , LCDMUTEL1
      Duration: 0:03:34
    • 09:24 a.m.
      Title: My Lovely Horse
      Composer: Hannon/Linehan/Matthews
      Performer(s): The Divine Comedy
      Performer(s):
      Album: Gin Soaked Boy - Single , Setanta , SETCDB071
      Duration: 0:01:22
    • 09:51 a.m.
      Title: Lost Cause
      Performer(s): Beck
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:04:01
    • 09:58 a.m.
      Title: Inhaler (Radio Edit)
      Composer: Foals
      Performer(s): Foals
      Performer(s):
      Album: Inhaler - Radio Edit , Not Available , Not Available
      Duration: 0:04:03
    • 10:13 a.m.
      Title: Street Spirit
      Composer: Yorke/Selway/Greenwood/Obrien
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Performer(s):
      Album: Live Forever , Virgin , 724358204926
      Duration: 0:04:10
    • 10:37 a.m.
      Title: L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
      Composer: Fink
      Performer(s): Noah And The Whale
      Performer(s):
      Album: L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. - Single(Promo) , Mercury , PROMO
      Duration: 0:03:33
    • 10:45 a.m.
      Title: Do You Realize ?
      Composer: Ivins/Drozd/Coyne
      Performer(s): The Flaming Lips
      Performer(s):
      Album: Hits 54 , Bmg , HITSCD541
      Duration: 0:03:30
    • 10:51 a.m.
      Title: Strawberry Fields Forever
      Composer: Lennon Maccartney
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s):
      Album: Blue Album 1967-1970 , Apple , 7970392
      Duration: 0:04:03

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