Tom Waits is coming out of hiding to chat with punk pioneer Iggy Pop 

Tom Waits and Iggy Pop Take Center Stage in BBC 6 Music Special: A Two-Hour Deep Dive into Music History

Tom Waits and Iggy Pop, two names that echo through the halls of music history, are teaming up for a special on BBC 6 Music. If you’re into groundbreaking tunes and stories from the legends themselves, mark your calendar for Sunday, December 3, from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Considered musical titans in their own right, the pair have left an indelible mark on the music landscape. Waits, with his gravelly voice and avant-garde storytelling,  that continuosly defies musical boundaries, while Iggy Pop, the punk pioneer, embodies raw energy and rebellion as the frontman of The Stooges.

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Together, they are getting together, to bring decades of experience and a wealth of stories to the airwaves, promising an insightful journey through their unparalleled careers. To say they have shaped the music industry, is inadequate at best.

They’re not just chatting—they’re also sharing a playlist that echoes their influences, featuring ‘Bangkok’ by Alex Chiltern, the experimental ‘Bye Bye Butterfly’ by Pauline Oliveros, Frank Ocean’s take on ‘Moon River,’ and the classic ‘Colorado Kool-Aid’ by Johnny Paycheck.
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But it’s not just about the music. Waits is bringing his A-game with stories, like the time he hitchhiked to Los Angeles with the brain behind Nat King Cole’s ‘Nature Boy.’ Iggy Pop has his own tales, like casually spotting Captain Beefheart having breakfast in L.A. and wisely deciding not to interrupt the avant-garde maestro.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just someone who loves good stories and great music, this is one radio event you won’t want to miss.