One of the most influential English radio stations Xfm London is set to celebrate 10 years since it’s foundation soon. To mark this important event, the radio station officials have decided to air 10 weekly shows that will each feature documentaries about the most influential and significant albums released from each of the last 10 years.
The documentaries are compiled from new interviews from artists including [tag]Dave Grohl[/tag], [tag]Kaiser Chiefs[/tag], [tag]Noel Gallagher[/tag], Mike Skinner, [tag]Muse[/tag], [tag]Franz Ferdinand[/tag], [tag]Josh Homme[/tag], [tag]The Beastie Boys[/tag]’ Mike D, Norman Cook, [tag]White Stripes[/tag] and Richard Hawley, plus producers Steven Street, Jim Abbiss and John Leckie and music industry figures such as Emily Eavis and Domino Records’ Lawrence Bell.
The mastermind of the whole project is none other then Xfm’s News Producer Matt Everitt, whom some of you may remember as the man behind the 2006 Primal Scream documentary ‘Screamadelica – Higher Than The Sun’. Matt had this to add:
“In its 10 year history Xfm has championed and supported some of the world finest bands, and its great to go back and revisit not only ten of the albums that have shaped popular music, but also the incredible musicians who created them.
“What have I learnt? Mike Skinner and Alex Kapranos are smarter than you could imagine, while Ricky Wilson and Norman Cook are funnier, Muse’s Matt Bellamy is utterly unhinged (in a very polite way) yet Fran Healy is very polite (in an utterly unhinged way) and Dave Grohl may be the nicest man in rock music, but Josh Homme is definitely the coolest.”
With out a doubt some very interesting documentaries. They will aired every Sunday from 5PM, in reverse chronological order, under the following schedule:
September 2: Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)
September 9: Kaiser Chiefs: Employment (2005)
September 16: Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand (2004)
September 23: The White Stripes: Elephant (2003)
September 30: The Streets: Original Pirate Material (2002)
October 7: Muse: Origin of Symmetry (2001)
October 14: Queens of the Stone Age: Rated R (2000)
October 21: Travis: The Man Who (1999)
October 28: Fatboy Slim: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)
November 4: The Verve: Urban Hymns (1997)