First Time With..., The [6 Music]

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0107Bill Drummond20100822

0107Bill Drummond20100822

0107Bill Drummond20100822

0107Bill Drummond20100822

0107Bill Drummond: Part 120140107

0107Bill Drummond: Part 220140108

011020140109

011020140109

01102014010920150823 (6M)

As he curates this year's Meltdown at London's South Bank, there's another chance to hear David Byrne talking Matt Everitt through the musical milestones of his life - from high school combos to The Talking Heads to Eno, Luaka Bop and beyond...

01102014010920150823 (6M)

As he curates this year's Meltdown at London's South Bank, there's another chance to hear David Byrne talking Matt Everitt through the musical milestones of his life - from high school combos to The Talking Heads to Eno, Luaka Bop and beyond...

0110David Byrne: Part 120140109

0110David Byrne: Part 120140109

0110David Byrne: Part 12014010920141224 (6M)

Another chance to hear David Byrne talking Matt Everitt through the musical milestones of his life - from high school combos to The Talking Heads to Eno, Luaka Bop and beyond...

0110David Byrne: Part 220140110

011420101010

011420101010

0118Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain20101107

0118Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain20101107

0118Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain20101107

0118Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain20101107

0118Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain: Part 120140116

0118Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain: Part 220140117

0210Marianne Faithfull20110501

0210Marianne Faithfull: Part 120140123

0210Marianne Faithfull: Part 220140124

0210Marianne Faithfull: Part 220140124

0210Marianne Faithfull: Part 220140124

Another chance to hear Marianne Faithfull discussing the music that changed her life. First broadcast in May 2011.

Matt Everitt leads Marianne through a warm, engaging look at a career spanning over five decades. She has worked with many great musicians including David Bowie and Dr. John, and, more recently, Blur and PJ Harvey.

Marianne discusses the music she grew up with - including Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers - and the way it influenced her solo work. She also covers her forays into country music, her love of jazz, and explains why she received a credit on The Rolling Stones' song Sister Morphine. The singer also talks about her past drug problems and the way that she has now made peace with difficult periods in her life.

0301Ringo Starr: Part 120140128

0301Ringo Starr: Part 220140129

0302Bjork: Part 120140130

0302Bjork: Part 220140131

0401Wayne Coyne20120708

0401Wayne Coyne20120708

0402Sinead O'Connor20120715

0402Sinead O'Connor20120715

0403Simon Le Bon20120722

0403Simon Le Bon20120722

0404Slash20120729

0404Slash20120729

0404Slash20120729

0404Slash20120729

0404Slash20120729

0405Graham Coxon20120812

0405Graham Coxon20120812

0406Billy Corgan20120819

0406Billy Corgan20120819

0407Jimmy Cliff20120826

0407Jimmy Cliff20120826

0409Stephen Malkmus20120909

0409Stephen Malkmus20120909

0410Norman Cook20120916

0410Norman Cook20120916

0410Norman Cook20120916

0411Neil Hannon20120923

0411Neil Hannon20120923

0411Neil Hannon20120923

0411Neil Hannon20120923

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0415Pete Townshend20121021

0415Pete Townshend20121021

0415Pete Townshend2012102120151121 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to guitarist Pete Townshend of the Who.

0415Pete Townshend2012102120151121 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to guitarist Pete Townshend of the Who.

0415Pete Townshend2012102120151121 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to legendary Who guitarist and former Peel Lecturer Pete Townshend.

Pete talks about meeting Roger Daltrey for the first time, his love of early swing, how Stevie Wonder was considered for the role of Tommy, and the wild debauched years of drugs and destruction while touring with The Who.

First broadcast in 2013.

0415Pete Townshend2012102120151121 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to legendary Who guitarist and former Peel Lecturer Pete Townshend.

Pete talks about meeting Roger Daltrey for the first time, his love of early swing, how Stevie Wonder was considered for the role of Tommy, and the wild debauched years of drugs and destruction while touring with The Who.

First broadcast in 2013.

0504Rod Stewart20130602

0504Rod Stewart20130602

0504Rod Stewart2013060220151124 (6M)

Forget about the clichés, the hair, the girlfriends, the tabloids and the skin-tight leopard print trousers, The First Time... this week looks at Rod Stewart - the voice that launched some of the greatest booze-soaked, good time rock n roll songs of all time.

Rod talks to Matt Everitt about his early musical passions - witnessing the very earliest years of rock n roll - his obsessions with folk, soul, RnB and the emerging London blues boom that gave him his first job as a singer.

They also cover his time with The Jeff Beck Group, and of course his memories of The Faces ("A love affair between all of us"), and playing some of the music that made him who he is now.

First broadcast in 2013.

0504Rod Stewart2013060220151124 (6M)

Forget about the clichés, the hair, the girlfriends, the tabloids and the skin-tight leopard print trousers, The First Time... this week looks at Rod Stewart - the voice that launched some of the greatest booze-soaked, good time rock n roll songs of all time.

Rod talks to Matt Everitt about his early musical passions - witnessing the very earliest years of rock n roll - his obsessions with folk, soul, RnB and the emerging London blues boom that gave him his first job as a singer.

They also cover his time with The Jeff Beck Group, and of course his memories of The Faces ("A love affair between all of us"), and playing some of the music that made him who he is now.

First broadcast in 2013.

0504Rod Stewart2013060220151124 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to Rod Stewart about the songs that shaped his life and career.

0504Rod Stewart2013060220151124 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to Rod Stewart about the songs that shaped his life and career.

0505Wilko Johnson20130609

0505Wilko Johnson20130609

0505Wilko Johnson2013060920151125 (6M)

In 2013 former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas.

In this emotional First Time with... Matt Everitt chats to the influential musician, reflecting on his death and why he has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy.

He looks back fondly at a life in music - growing up in Canvey Island, his band's influence on the roots of the British punk scene, and playing with Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

Wilko discusses the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped his life and career.

After this programme was first broadcast in 2013, Wilko underwent a pioneering nine hour procedure to remove the tumour and he has remained cancer-free since then.

0505Wilko Johnson2013060920151125 (6M)

In 2013 former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas.

In this emotional First Time with... Matt Everitt chats to the influential musician, reflecting on his death and why he has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy.

He looks back fondly at a life in music - growing up in Canvey Island, his band's influence on the roots of the British punk scene, and playing with Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

Wilko discusses the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped his life and career.

After this programme was first broadcast in 2013, Wilko underwent a pioneering nine hour procedure to remove the tumour and he has remained cancer-free since then.

0505Wilko Johnson2013060920151125 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to Wilko Johnson about the songs that shaped his life and career.

0505Wilko Johnson2013060920151125 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to Wilko Johnson about the songs that shaped his life and career.

0506Mick Fleetwood20130616

0506Mick Fleetwood20130616

0506Mick Fleetwood2013061620151126 (6M)

Following on from previous First Time drummer guests - Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts and Queen's Roger Taylor - Matt Everitt chats to the man who lant his name to one of the most successful and best-loved bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood.

Mick looks back at his and the group's career and influences. He started his career during the blues boom in London in the 60s, going onto to huge acclaim with the original Peter Green-led line-up of the Mac, then presiding over an ever-changing line-up that would coalesce in 1975 into the group that would eventually create landmark albums such as Rumours, Tusk and Tango In the Night

Mick talks honestly about his experiences helping steer his band through the murky waters of drug abuse and inter-band relationships (and divorces) to their reunion, and picks some excellent tunes.

First broadcast in 2013.

0506Mick Fleetwood2013061620151126 (6M)

Following on from previous First Time drummer guests - Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts and Queen's Roger Taylor - Matt Everitt chats to the man who lant his name to one of the most successful and best-loved bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood.

Mick looks back at his and the group's career and influences. He started his career during the blues boom in London in the 60s, going onto to huge acclaim with the original Peter Green-led line-up of the Mac, then presiding over an ever-changing line-up that would coalesce in 1975 into the group that would eventually create landmark albums such as Rumours, Tusk and Tango In the Night

Mick talks honestly about his experiences helping steer his band through the murky waters of drug abuse and inter-band relationships (and divorces) to their reunion, and picks some excellent tunes.

First broadcast in 2013.

0506Mick Fleetwood2013061620130623 (6M)

Following on from previous First Time drummer guests - Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts and Queen's Roger Taylor - Matt Everitt chats to the man who leant his name to one of the most successful and best loved bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood.

Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the band's record breaking album Rumours (more than 40 million copies sold so far) and some rare UK live shows, Mick looks back at his and the group's career and influences. He started his career during the blues boom in London in the 60s, going onto to huge acclaim with the original Peter Green-led line-up of the Mac, then presiding over an ever-changing line-up that would coalesce in 1975 into the group that would eventually create several landmark albums like Rumours, Tusk and Tango In the Night

Mick talks honestly about his experiences helping steer his band through the murky waters of drug abuse and inter band relationships (and divorces) to the present day and their current reunion, and picks some excellent tunes.

0506Mick Fleetwood2013061620151126 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood about how he got into music.

0506Mick Fleetwood2013061620151126 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood about how he got into music.

0507Emily Eavis20130623

0507Emily Eavis20130623

0507Emily Eavis20130623

Matt Everitt chats to Emily Eavis about the songs that shaped her life and career.

0507Emily Eavis2013062320130630 (6M)

Matt Everitt chats to Emily Eavis about the songs that shaped her life and career.

0601David Lynch20131013

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0604Elvis Costello20131103

Matt Everitt speaks to Elvis Costello, one of the most admired and gifted songwriters in the history of popular music, about the key first musical moments that shaped his life.

He arrived seemingly fully formed with his 1977 debut album My Aim Is True full of passion, anger and poetry - and hasn't stopped moving since.

He's produced albums of sneering post punk, lavish orchestral pop, country and western, r'n'b, easy listening, classical instrumentation, Tin Pan Alley pop and jazz - and the thread that runs through all of his output is his brilliant lyrics and song writing skill.

Not a man who does that many interviews - quite possibly as he doesn't enjoy them, here Elvis talks about the influence of his father on his musical history (he was a trumpeter with The Joe Loss Orchestra in the 50s and 60s) the recording of his breakthrough album My Aim Is True and enlisting legendary jazz trumpet Chet Baker for his classic song Shipbuilding.

He also talks about some of his favourite collaborators which include Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and most recently The Roots - which whom he's just released a new album - Wise Up Ghost - which once again sounds like nothing he's ever recorded.

0604Elvis Costello2013110320131110 (6M)

Matt Everitt talks to Elvis Costello about the key musical moments of his career to date.

0604Elvis Costello2013110320131110 (6M)

Matt Everitt talks to Elvis Costello about the key musical moments of his career to date.

0604Elvis Costello2013110320131110 (6M)

Matt Everitt talks to Elvis Costello about the key musical moments of his career to date.

0605Roy Harper20131110

Matt talks to folk rock hero Roy Harper about the first key musical moments in his life.

Sometimes the people who have the most impact, aren't the ones who make the most noise.

Since his emergence in the mid-60s Roy Harper has been regarded as an icon of British music - Not for having huge success, but for his beautiful poetic lyrics, his unique guitar playing and his defiant character.

He helped forge the British folk scene - alongside people like Bert Jansch and Davey Graham - and recorded the classic Stormcock album in 1971, a record that moved helped combine folk, jazz and rock in a way that's still inspiring people today.

Here Roy talks about his musical life - the rebellious youth and obsession with skiffle that led to the folk clubs of Soho - his friendships with Janch and a young Paul Simon, recording Storncock, and his collaborations with Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin wrote a track called 'Hats Off To Harper').

He also details the story behind his classic - 'When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease' the song that the late John Peel declared should be played at his funeral.

He talks frankly about his own personal battles with the music industry - financial problems in the 80s left him homeless - but also details his remarkable comeback, which has culminated with 'Man And Myth' (his first studio album in 13 years) and how it feels these days to be cited as major influence by people like Johnny Marr, Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom.

6M20140713

6M2014071320161226 (6M)

Matt Everitt speaks to Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age.

Josh Homme is a towering presence over alternative rock - be that as a singer, songwriter, producer, frontman with Queens Of The Stone Age or just all round cool guy. Here in a rare interview, Josh talks about his time as a punk obsessed teenager growing up in the Palm Desert, California and how the ethos of "generator parties" (free gigs in the remote desert powered by generators) and bands like Black Flag shaped his musical sound and artistic philosophy.

He also discusses his time with critically acclaimed stoner rock outfit Kyuss, QOTSA's formation in 1996, his relationship with Dave Grohl, the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures (who featured Homme, Grohl and Led Zep bassist John Paul Jones) and his work as a producer collaborating with Arctic Monkeys. This is a man whose earnt himself a reputation for being one of the most grounded, upstanding, erudite, funny and - as I said - coolest musicians around. As you'll hear in this show.

6M2014071320161226 (6M)

Matt Everitt speaks to Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age.

Josh Homme is a towering presence over alternative rock - be that as a singer, songwriter, producer, frontman with Queens Of The Stone Age or just all round cool guy. Here in a rare interview, Josh talks about his time as a punk obsessed teenager growing up in the Palm Desert, California and how the ethos of "generator parties" (free gigs in the remote desert powered by generators) and bands like Black Flag shaped his musical sound and artistic philosophy.

He also discusses his time with critically acclaimed stoner rock outfit Kyuss, QOTSA's formation in 1996, his relationship with Dave Grohl, the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures (who featured Homme, Grohl and Led Zep bassist John Paul Jones) and his work as a producer collaborating with Arctic Monkeys. This is a man whose earnt himself a reputation for being one of the most grounded, upstanding, erudite, funny and - as I said - coolest musicians around. As you'll hear in this show.

6MDr John20140727

6MDr John20140727

6MDr John2014072720161225 (6M)

He's been known as Dr. Creaux and Dr Night Tripper, but the man born as Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr is best known by the stage name Dr. John and stands as one of the more remarkable figures to emerge from America.

Now 73, he stands a witness to the very birth of popular music - as a child he sneaked into recording sessions by Little Richard at the studio in New Orleans his father worked in. He soon became a leading figure in the 50s New Orleans R&B scene, firstly as a guitarist then keyboardist (after one of his fingers was shot off during a fight) going onto play on classic recordings by Professor Longhair, Frankie Ford, and Joe Tex - all of which he talks about in this very rare interview with Matt Everitt

Mac also recalls how his career developed, as he became a hugely respected songwriter with his 1968 album Gris Gris - a record steeped in the sound of New Orleans blended with voodoo imagery and psychedelic sonics which defined a unique sound and potent mysterious image that continues to surround him this day. He also discusses his work with Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and playing on The Rolling Stones' "Exile On Main St." as well as featuring The Band's classic film The Last Dance.

He also covers his breakthrough 1973 hit, 'In the Right Place', working with Spiritualized, Keith Richards, his acclaimed recent album Locked Down recorded with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

6MDr John2014072720161225 (6M)

He's been known as Dr. Creaux and Dr Night Tripper, but the man born as Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr is best known by the stage name Dr. John and stands as one of the more remarkable figures to emerge from America.

Now 73, he stands a witness to the very birth of popular music - as a child he sneaked into recording sessions by Little Richard at the studio in New Orleans his father worked in. He soon became a leading figure in the 50s New Orleans R&B scene, firstly as a guitarist then keyboardist (after one of his fingers was shot off during a fight) going onto play on classic recordings by Professor Longhair, Frankie Ford, and Joe Tex - all of which he talks about in this very rare interview with Matt Everitt

Mac also recalls how his career developed, as he became a hugely respected songwriter with his 1968 album Gris Gris - a record steeped in the sound of New Orleans blended with voodoo imagery and psychedelic sonics which defined a unique sound and potent mysterious image that continues to surround him this day. He also discusses his work with Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and playing on The Rolling Stones' "Exile On Main St." as well as featuring The Band's classic film The Last Dance.

He also covers his breakthrough 1973 hit, 'In the Right Place', working with Spiritualized, Keith Richards, his acclaimed recent album Locked Down recorded with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

6MFlea20161002

6MFlea20161002

Matt talks to Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers about the first key musical moments in his career to date.

He talks through his early musical journey growing up surrounded by jazz musicians and and a love for Louis Armstrong. He shares how he developed a love for the bass guitar, his early rock bands and how important British bands Gang Of Four and Echo & The Bunnymen are to him. He tells Matt about the Chili Peppers first record and their huge success, and talks about some of his many collaborations, which include Damon Albarn and Thom Yorke.

6MFlea20161002

Matt talks to Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers about the first key musical moments in his career to date.

He talks through his early musical journey growing up surrounded by jazz musicians and and a love for Louis Armstrong. He shares how he developed a love for the bass guitar, his early rock bands and how important British bands Gang Of Four and Echo & The Bunnymen are to him. He tells Matt about the Chili Peppers first record and their huge success, and talks about some of his many collaborations, which include Damon Albarn and Thom Yorke.

6MJeff Lynne20160626

6MJeff Lynne20160626

In a special Glastonbury festival edition of The First Time, Matt chats to Jeff Lyne ahead of his appearance in the festival legends slot.

He is an enormously respected and loved producer as well as musician. He was a member of Birmingham 60s pop heroes The Move and he masterminded million selling 70s outfit Electric Light Orchestra. He's also worked as a producer with the likes of Brian Wilson, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and The Beatles.

Here Jeff talks about his earliest musical love and the start of a lifetime obsessed with music production. Creating those seminal first ELO records, their world conquering 1977 album 'Into The Blue' and the recording of 'Mr. Blue Sky'. He also chats about producing the aforementioned musical legends and his role in the most super supergroup of all time The Travelling Wilburys. Ahead of his Glastonbury performance, he talks about his Hyde Park comeback show in 2014, playing to an audience of 50,000.

6MJeff Lynne20160626

In a special Glastonbury festival edition of The First Time, Matt chats to Jeff Lyne ahead of his appearance in the festival legends slot.

He is an enormously respected and loved producer as well as musician. He was a member of Birmingham 60s pop heroes The Move and he masterminded million selling 70s outfit Electric Light Orchestra. He's also worked as a producer with the likes of Brian Wilson, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and The Beatles.

Here Jeff talks about his earliest musical love and the start of a lifetime obsessed with music production. Creating those seminal first ELO records, their world conquering 1977 album 'Into The Blue' and the recording of 'Mr. Blue Sky'. He also chats about producing the aforementioned musical legends and his role in the most super supergroup of all time The Travelling Wilburys. Ahead of his Glastonbury performance, he talks about his Hyde Park comeback show in 2014, playing to an audience of 50,000.

6MJonny Greenwood20160619

6MJonny Greenwood20160619

In a worldwide radio exclusive Radiohead's guitarist, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood speaks to Matt Everitt about his musical life, his influences, Radiohead's history and the band's new album A Moon Shaped Pool - the first time anyone from Radiohead has spoken to radio or press about the release. Photo attached.

Radiohead are one of, if not the most important band in the world right now - a band who have shifted the parameters of what a rock band is capable of, who in their 30 year career have continually pushed themselves into new musical directions and produced some of best albums of all time.

Jonny Greenwood is a hugely respected and innovative composer in his own right, performing around the world with the BBC Concert, Australian Chamber and London Contemporary Orchestras, and has created award winning scores for films including There Will Be Blood and The Master. He talks about the varied music that obsessed him growing up - from The Fall and New Order to classical composers like Krzysztof Penderecki who still impact on his work today. He looks back to Radiohead's early days and how they coped with the huge success that followed 1997's OK Computer, and their creative processes in the recording studio.

He also discusses his acclaimed film soundtracks, working with director Paul Thomas Anderson, how Radiohead missed out on doing a James Bond theme and the writing and recording of their new album A Moon Shaped Pool.

6MJonny Greenwood20160619

In a worldwide radio exclusive Radiohead's guitarist, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood speaks to Matt Everitt about his musical life, his influences, Radiohead's history and the band's new album A Moon Shaped Pool - the first time anyone from Radiohead has spoken to radio or press about the release. Photo attached.

Radiohead are one of, if not the most important band in the world right now - a band who have shifted the parameters of what a rock band is capable of, who in their 30 year career have continually pushed themselves into new musical directions and produced some of best albums of all time.

Jonny Greenwood is a hugely respected and innovative composer in his own right, performing around the world with the BBC Concert, Australian Chamber and London Contemporary Orchestras, and has created award winning scores for films including There Will Be Blood and The Master. He talks about the varied music that obsessed him growing up - from The Fall and New Order to classical composers like Krzysztof Penderecki who still impact on his work today. He looks back to Radiohead's early days and how they coped with the huge success that followed 1997's OK Computer, and their creative processes in the recording studio.

He also discusses his acclaimed film soundtracks, working with director Paul Thomas Anderson, how Radiohead missed out on doing a James Bond theme and the writing and recording of their new album A Moon Shaped Pool.

6MNoel Gallagher20150315

6MRoger Waters20160724

6MRoger Waters20160724

The Pink Floyd founder member talks about the first key musical moments in his career.

6MRoger Waters20160724

This week's guest Roger Waters is a singer, songwriter, and composer, who was a founder member of Pink Floyd, one of the most acclaimed and beloved British bands of all time. He helped lead the group in the creation of some of the best, biggest selling and most ambitious albums in popular music history. He's also made his mark as a solo artist and currently holds the record for the highest grossing tour for a solo musician ever.

Here' Roger talks about a youth obsessed with blues, jazz and R&B, and his early songwriting influences like Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan and John Lennon. He looks back at his relationship with his childhood friend Syd Barret, who would join the Pink Floyd in 65. He recalls the post-Syd Floyd, the creation of legendary albums like Dark Side Of The Moon and his uneasy relationship with the fame that followed. Roger also focuses on The Wall - the 1979 concept album inspired by that relationship -- and how he revisited the album in 2010 for his epic record breaking Roger Waters: The Wall tour, which also inspired a live album and a feature movie. He also talks about his famously acrimonious split from Pink Floyd, and more positively his new material.

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6M08Lars Ulrich2013122520140626 (6M)

Matt chats to Lars Ulrich, drummer and co-founder of Metallica, about the key first musical moments in his life.

Metallica are without doubt the biggest heavy rock band in the world - with a staggering 100 million albums sold worldwide and a fanbase that extends beyond the metal world and onto stadiums in nearly every territory of the planet

Unlike many bands, Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich is the spokesman for the group he co-founded in 1980 with singer James Hertfield - who provides the angst driven yin to Ulrich's more thoughtful, analytical Yang - and his character and jawdropping drumming style have propelled the band across nine albums - and helped make heavy metal the mainstream genre it is today.

Here in a rare and characteristically articulate interview he discusses his childhood in his native Denmark - how a career in professional tennis was hijacked by a love of British Heavy Rock, the early days of Metallica in Los Angeles, the band's evolution from bars to clubs and arenas with the ground breaking Black Album.

He also chats about his passion for Ennio Morricone, Metallica's recent move into movie making with the film Through The Never, as well as his friendship with Noel Gallagher (Lars was once enlisted as an Oasis concert lighting man, after theirs fell ill!) and his huge passion for the music of Arctic Monkeys.

Not to mention what Metallica are up to next...

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Matt Everitt chats to Lars Ulrich of Metallica, about the key musical moments of his life.

6M09Roisin Murphy20160306

6M09Roisin Murphy20160306

Matt talks to Roisin Murphy about the first key musical moments in her career to date. Includes music from Moloko, Blondie, Queen, Sonic Youth and The Stone Roses.

Roisin tells of her upbringing in Ireland amongst a very musical family that knew how to party. When she was 12 she moved to Manchester and she talks of how much this opened her eyes having grown up in a small town. From there she moved to Sheffield and this is where she really started to find her own identity and crowd, mainly through her love of alternative music. She realised she didn't have to be part of the mainstream and try to fit in, instead she could, in her works, 'fit out'. In Sheffield she met DJ Parrot who has remained a key influence and producer in her musical career. This was when she discovered dance music, which became central to her musical career.

She recalls her first memories of Moloko and how the band fell into place one step at a time, and how that pretty much encapsulates the bands career. She goes on to talk about meeting Matthew Herbert who produced her first solo album after the split of Moloko, and how he was an enormous help to her at that time.

Finally she tells of working on the new album and what her musical ambitions are, or rather, what they are not!

6M09Roisin Murphy20160306

Matt talks to Roisin Murphy about the first key musical moments in her career to date. Includes music from Moloko, Blondie, Queen, Sonic Youth and The Stone Roses.

Roisin tells of her upbringing in Ireland amongst a very musical family that knew how to party. When she was 12 she moved to Manchester and she talks of how much this opened her eyes having grown up in a small town. From there she moved to Sheffield and this is where she really started to find her own identity and crowd, mainly through her love of alternative music. She realised she didn't have to be part of the mainstream and try to fit in, instead she could, in her works, 'fit out'. In Sheffield she met DJ Parrot who has remained a key influence and producer in her musical career. This was when she discovered dance music, which became central to her musical career.

She recalls her first memories of Moloko and how the band fell into place one step at a time, and how that pretty much encapsulates the bands career. She goes on to talk about meeting Matthew Herbert who produced her first solo album after the split of Moloko, and how he was an enormous help to her at that time.

Finally she tells of working on the new album and what her musical ambitions are, or rather, what they are not!

6M12Josh Homme20140713

6M14Dr John20140727

6M14Dr John20140727

He's been known as Dr. Creaux and Dr Night Tripper, but the man born as Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr is best known by the stage name Dr. John and stands as one of the more remarkable figures to emerge from America.

Now 73, he stands a witness to the very birth of popular music - as a child he sneaked into recording sessions by Little Richard at the studio in New Orleans his father worked in. He soon became a leading figure in the 50s New Orleans R&B scene, firstly as a guitarist then keyboardist (after one of his fingers was shot off during a fight) going onto play on classic recordings by Professor Longhair, Frankie Ford, and Joe Tex - all of which he talks about in this very rare interview with Matt Everitt

Mac also recalls how his career developed, as he became a hugely respected songwriter with his 1968 album Gris Gris - a record steeped in the sound of New Orleans blended with voodoo imagery and psychedelic sonics which defined a unique sound and potent mysterious image that continues to surround him this day. He also discusses his work with Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and playing on The Rolling Stones' "Exile On Main St." as well as featuring The Band's classic film The Last Dance.

He also covers his breakthrough 1973 hit, 'In the Right Place', working with Spiritualized, Keith Richards, his acclaimed recent album Locked Down recorded with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

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There's a strong argument to insist that hip hop started at the Block Parties in The Bronx in New York in the 70s - places where lyrical, musical and technical innovation propelled the sound forward with an impetus that changed the world. And Joseph Saddler, soon to known as Grandmaster Flash - was one of the people at ground zero.

Born in Barbados, but moving to NYC, an absolute obsession with music, vinyl and electronics led Flash to experiment with amplifiers and turntable mechanics and techniques enabling him to open up a whole new world of scratching, cutting, back-spinning and phasing. His skills as a DJ led to his groundbreaking 1981 track The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel, the first time scratching and mixing had appeared on record, and collaborations with rappers Kurtis Blow, Melle Mel and the Furious Five, which included The Message - possibly the most important hip hop record of all time.

Here Flash, recalls his journey from bedroom equipment geek, to sonic adventurer - covering the early records that shaped his musical aesthetic and the world changing release of The Message. He also talks about his own battles with substance abuse, his difficult relationship with the record industry and his feelings about his current status as one of the architects of modern music, something recognised in his new compilation album.

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When acclaimed US band LCD Soundsystem played their last ever show in April 11 at Madison Square Gardens, it seemed that the group's founder, singer, songwriter and producer James Murphy had achieved everything he could ever have possibly imagined. Starting off as a child literally obsessed with sound, doing his time as a drummer in underground New York bands, learning how to engineer sound for live groups, becoming a DJ, remixer and setting up his own label (the acclaimed Death from Above) - all these experiences fed directly into forming LCD in 2001.

Here James talks about that journey and the music that inspired him to take it, as well as LCD's three album career and what led him to disband the outfit at the height of their fame and success. But he also tackles the myriad of projects that have followed the end of his band, including producing Arcade Fire, remixing David Bowie, launching his own coffee brand and creating a gigantic bespoke 50,000-watt touring sound system called Despacio.

And, as you'd expect from someone with such impeccable taste, he also chooses some amazing music.

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In this week's episode of The First Time, Matt Everitt sits down with a band who went from being teenaged longhairs bashing out Creedence covers in their Nashville family basement, to a global band packing out international arenas, number one albums and Grammy awards in under ten years - Kings of Leon

Brothers singer Caleb and drummer Nathan Followill talk about that journey, recalling how they emerged from their strict religious background (their father was a travelling preacher who banned them from listening to secular music) to form a band with their other brother and cousin and the influences that fed into their music - from country, to rock and (surprisingly) Boys 2 Men and (even more so) Kenny G's Christmas album.

They also look back on how they coped with their sudden rise to fame in the UK while still teenagers (even before the release of their debut album Youth & Young Manhood in 2003) their tough battle for recognition in their native US, their triumphant Glastonbury headlining performance, the impact (both positive and negative) of their huge worldwide hit Sex On Fire and the internal pressure that nearly split the band up in 2011 following their poorly received Come Around Sundown album.

And of course, they dig into their record boxes to choose amazing music by Ricky Skaggs, Tommy James And The Shondells, The Beach Boys, Tom Petty and The Allman Brothers.

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Giorgio Moroder has, probably more than anyone, claim to be The Godfather of Disco and a pioneer of electronic music. Here, the totally charming and effortlessly cool producer and songwriter talks us through his career. From his earliest bubblegum electro pop recordings in the late 60s to the creation of his own studio, Musicland, which witnessed the creation of a run of remarkable records through the 70s. Here Giorgio talks about partnership Donna Summer - an artistic relationship which resulted in 'Love to Love You Baby' and probably the greatest dance record of all time 'I Feel Love'.

He also guides us through the recording of his iconic film scores like Midnight Express and Cat People - which saw his work with David Bowie on the song Cat People. With typical humour, Giorgio also explains how his career wavered on the 90s (as he busied himself designing sports cars and creating whiskeys) and explains how he came to work with Daft Punk on their world conquering album Random Access Memories, what it was like starting to DJing again at 74 and his plans for the future.