Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Sunday 16 March 2014

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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 and Sunday on 2fm.

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    Death Café

    While it isn't for everyone, we do love a good chat about the inevitable - death. The Death Café is a place where people go to talk about death and dying and founder Jon Underwood chats with Dave, about the over 600 cafés worldwide!

     

     

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    Annie Atkins - The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Dublin-based Graphic Designer Annie Atkins designed an array of props for Wes Anderson's new film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' - and there's a new exhibition showcasing props from it in The Lighthouse Cinema. Annie joins Dave in the studio.

     

     

    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

    • 10:16
      Title: Stylo
      Performer(s): Gorillaz
      Performer(s): Gorillaz
      Duration: 4:44
    • 10:25
      Title: Some Might Say
      Performer(s): Oasis
      Performer(s): Oasis
      Album: (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
      Duration: 5:41
    • 10:28
      Title: It's All Good
      Performer(s): Damien Dempsey
      Performer(s): Damien Dempsey
      Album: Shots
      Duration: 5:26
    • 10:33
      Title: Delaney's Donkey
      Performer(s): Val Doonican (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Val Doonican (Vocal)
      Duration: 3:02
    • 10:36
      Title: Occupy Your Mind
      Composer: Conor J O'Brien
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Album: Occupy Your Mind - Single, RUG582CDP
      Duration: 3:06
    • 10:39
      Title: Arthur Mcbride
      Performer(s): Planxty
      Performer(s): Planxty
      Duration: 4:14
    • 10:45
      Title: It's Gonna Happen
      Performer(s): The Undertones
      Performer(s): The Undertones
      Duration: 3:41
    • 10:47
      Title: Dark Streets Of London
      Performer(s): The Pogues
      Performer(s): The Pogues
      Album: Red Roses for Me [Expanded]
      Duration: 2:52
    • 10:50
      Title: What's Going On
      Performer(s): Taste
      Performer(s): Taste
      Album: The Best of Taste
      Duration: 3:00
    • 10:54
      Title: Down By The Sally Gardens
      Performer(s): John Maccormack
      Performer(s): John Maccormack
      Duration: 2:57
    • 10:56
      Title: Soon (Andrew Weatherall Mix)
      Performer(s): My Bloody Valentine
      Performer(s): My Bloody Valentine
      Duration: 7:49
    • 11:07
      Title: Black Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hair
      Performer(s): Nina Simone
      Performer(s): Nina Simone
      Album: Black Gold (Remastered)
      Duration: 3:14
    • 11:11
      Title: Old Town
      Composer: Bain/Lynott
      Performer(s): Phil Lynott
      Performer(s): Phil Lynott
      Album: The Philip Lynott Album, Vertigo, 8425642
      Duration: 3:38
    • 11:32
      Title: She Bangs The Drums
      Performer(s): The Stone Roses
      Performer(s): The Stone Roses
      Album: The Stone Roses (Remastered)
      Duration: 3:57
    • 11:53
      Title: Keep The Car Running
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Album: Neon Bible
      Duration: 3:40
    • 11:57
      Title: Where's Me Jumper?
      Performer(s): Sultans Of Ping F.C.
      Performer(s): Sultans Of Ping F.C.
      Album: Where's Me Jumper
      Duration: 3:19

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