Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Sunday 6 July 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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    Music Charts and Streaming

    For the first time ever streamed music will count when compiling the weekly music charts in Ireland next week. Willie Kavanagh from IRMA joins Dave on the line.

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    It Came from Connemara!!

    There's an intriguing documentary showing next week at the Galway Film Fleadh . It’s about a film director called Roger Corman who spent several years in Connemara making movies. The documentary is called It Came from Connemara, and the Director Brian Reddin chats with Dave.

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    Pierce Turner

    Irish singer-songwriter Pierce Turner joins Dave on the line to chat about his up-coming gigs and more!

    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

    • 09:59
      Title: Gotta Get Away
      Performer(s): The Black Keys
      Performer(s): The Black Keys
      Album: Turn Blue
      Duration: 3:14
    • 10:00
      Title: Scream (Funk My Life Up)
      Performer(s): Paolo Nutini
      Performer(s): Paolo Nutini
      Album: Caustic Love
      Duration: 3:24
    • 10:20
      Title: Brass In Pocket
      Performer(s): Pretenders
      Performer(s): Pretenders
      Album: The Best of / Break Up the Concrete (Remastered)
      Duration: 3:16
    • 10:31
      Title: Strangers In The Night
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra
      Album: Sinatra: Best of the Best (Deluxe Edition)
      Duration: 2:47
    • 10:36
      Title: Like A Virgin
      Performer(s): Madonna
      Performer(s): Madonna
      Album: Like a Virgin
      Duration: 3:23
    • 10:47
      Title: Fight For Your Right
      Performer(s): Beastie Boys
      Performer(s): Beastie Boys
      Album: Licensed to Ill
      Duration: 3:41
    • 11:02
      Title: Walk Me To The Bridge
      Composer: Manic Street Preachers
      Performer(s): Manic Street Preachers
      Performer(s): Manic Street Preachers
      Album: Walk Me to the Bridge - EP
      Duration: 3:31
    • 11:18
      Title: Sprawl Ii (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Album: The Suburbs
      Duration: 5:32
    • 11:38
      Title: The John Wayne
      Performer(s): Little Green Cars
      Performer(s): Little Green Cars
      Album: The John Wayne - Single
      Duration: 5:05
    • 11:44
      Title: Fire
      Performer(s): Kasabian
      Performer(s): Kasabian
      Album: Fire - EP
      Duration: 4:00

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