It seems like an appropriate day to run Rock It Out! Blog’s interview with Zane Lowe given how frequently the BBC Radio DJ has appeared in the headlines. Just this week he brought us new tracks from The Weeknd and Crystal Castles as well as the news of Dave Grohl rejoining Queens of the Stone Age. In an era where alternative rock radio has all but died, Lowe continues to be a formidable force across the world, breaking countless new artists and premiering music’s biggest tracks.
Earlier this month, Rock it Out! Blog caught up with Lowe after he had finished performing a DJ set at Chicago’s Congress Theater and discussed a number of topics. Lowe told us his favorite albums of the year and what he’s looking forward to most in 2013, gave us some updates on bands like Oasis, Blur, and The Smiths, and offered up predictions for next year’s Glastonbury. He also gave us the scoop on how he puts each of his radio show’s together.