Grohl’s lads ready to rock for Beeb birthday
FOO FIGHTERS are set to kick off four weeks of celebrations to mark Radio 1’s 50th anniversary
The US rock combo, fronted by Dave Grohl (pictured above), will perform from their own studio in Los Angeles today to launch the Live Lounge Month, a September-long musical spree in honour of the BBC station’s half century.
Jay-Z, Chris Martin, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles and The Killers are also among those taking part over the course of the event.
To mark the milestone birthday, the Live Lounge cover versions will be hits from any time in the past 50 years.
The celebration wraps up on September 29 with an evening concert in front of a live studio audience, with a secret special guest.
Live Lounge host Clara Amfo said: ‘This year’s Live Lounge Month has me more excited for our listeners than ever.
‘From LA back to our studios in the UK, there are 50 great years of Radio 1 to celebrate with all of the artists and I can’t wait for it to kick off.’
The station has also announced Radio 1 Vintage, a three-day digital radio station featuring stars such as Noel Edmonds and Mike Read.
It starts on September 30, exactly 50 years since Radio 1 launched, and will air archive material.
Author: Simon Wilgress-pipe