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    Dave Fanning Saturday 28 December 2013

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    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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    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

    • Title: Pompeii
      Performer(s): Bastille
      Performer(s): Bastille
      Album: Bad Blood
      Duration: 3:47
    • Title: Gold On The Ceiling
      Composer: Auerbach/Carney/Burton
      Performer(s): The Black Keys
      Performer(s): The Black Keys
      Album: El Camino, 7559796331
      Duration: 3:56
    • Title: Counting Stars
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): One Republic
      Performer(s): One Republic
      Album: Counting Stars - Single, Polydor
      Duration: 4:17
    • Title: Take Me To Church
      Composer: Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Take Me To Church - EP
      Duration: 4:17
    • Title: Somewhere Only We Know
      Performer(s): Lily Allen
      Performer(s): Lily Allen
      Album: Somewhere Only We Know - Single
      Duration: 3:41
    • Title: Where Are We Now
      Composer: Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Album: The Next Day, ISO Records
      Duration: 4:08
    • Title: I Believe In Father Christmas
      Performer(s): Greg Lake
      Performer(s): Greg Lake
      Album: Santa's Rock - Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, Pt. 2
      Duration: 3:44
    • Title: Love Her Madly
      Performer(s): The Doors
      Performer(s): The Doors
      Album: L.A. Woman, Elektra, EKS750112
      Duration: 3:13
    • Title: Video Games
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Lana Del Rey
      Performer(s): Lana Del Rey
      Album: Video Games - Single(promo), Stranger Records, PROMO
      Duration: 4:02
    • Title: One Day Like This
      Composer: Elbow/Garvey
      Performer(s): Elbow
      Performer(s): Elbow
      Album: One Day Like This - Single, Fiction, ELBOW02
      Duration: 3:49
    • Title: Perfect Day
      Composer: Lou Reed
      Performer(s): Lou Reed
      Performer(s): Lou Reed
      Album: Transformer, RCA, 74321 601812
      Duration: 4:29

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