July 22nd, 2006
I discovered last night that Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is now a DJ. He hosts a show called “Under the Influence” on the UK radio station, Planet Rock, which bills itself as “The UK’s Classic Rock Station”. The show is at 7PM on Sunday nights, UK time. We here in Madison are 6 hours behind. This week’s shownotes:
Coming up on his next show, Ian’s folk roots take shape. You’ll hear the great folksters like Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span, plus the tales of how Jethro Tull came into being and a couple of Tull tracks which reflect the more folksy side. The Celtic influence is also present with Planxty amongst others.
Looking around the site, I see that another prog stalwart, Rick Wakeman, also has a show. As does Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. According to Iommi’s website, he isn’t content to revel in the 1970s. Indeed, he’s on the lookout for unsigned bands:
Tony is currently in the pre-production stages for series 2 of his radio series, ‘Black Sunday’, on Planet Rock. As with series one, he will be featuring a selection of unsigned acts on the show and is very keen to hear some new music. So if you are in a band, send a demo CD, contact details and a bit of background info about yourselves for consideration for the show to: Tony Iommi, PO Box 54373, London W2 7GD.