Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Saturday 2 August 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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    Jay Leno

    For 22 years Jay Leno presented The Tonight Show on NBC in America. Producer of the show Dave Berg chats about his new book 'Behind the Curtain: An Insider's View of Jay Leno's Tonight Show.'
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    The Modern Bathroom

    Lloyd Alter, Managing Editor of Treehugger.com chats with Dave about the modern bathroom and why he thinks they are a total disaster, wasteful and even unhealthy.
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    Bad is Good For You

    Every generation has their "bad" thing that sends parents into a panic... Authors Kevin C Pyle and Scott Cunningham chat to Dave about their new book: 'Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun' that shows, through illustration, various cultural freak outs that have happened throughout the decades.
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    Bake in Black

    Eve and David O Sullivan are a couple who love cooking and music equally. They've decided to write a cookery book inspired by the best of rock and metal music.
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    Cinema Call

    There was a time when a trip to the cinema was a magical experience... One person who has fallen out of love with the cinema is Andrew McCarroll and he's written a blog post about it on followingthenerd.com.

    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: Why’D You Only Call Me When You’Re High?
      Composer: Turner/Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Album: AM, Domino Recording Co Ltd
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Over And Over
      Composer: Hot Chip
      Performer(s): Hot Chip
      Performer(s): Hot Chip
      Album: The Warning, Emi, CDEM707
      Duration: 6:01
    • Title: The New Pollution
      Composer: Hansen/Simpson/King
      Performer(s): Beck
      Performer(s): Beck
      Album: Odelay (recordno: Ged24908), Geffen, GED24908
      Duration: 3:37
    • Title: Way Back When
      Performer(s): Kodaline
      Performer(s): Kodaline
      Album: In a Perfect World, Sony
      Duration: 3:41
    • 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
    • Title: Black Star
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Album: The Bends (Collector's Edition)
      Duration: 4:19
    • Title: End Of A Century
      Performer(s): Blur
      Performer(s): Blur
      Album: The Best of Blur
      Duration: 2:57

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