The BBC Radio 1 Rock Show has a new host. Dan Carter will take over the show from Sunday at midnight (25th September). This day sees the station relaunch the whole of the evening schedule featuring brand new shows from amongst others Colin Murray, Tim Westwood, Steve Lamacq, Pete Tong, Jo Whiley and Annie Mac.
Daniel has grown up through the UK emo and hardcore scenes, playing in bands and putting on shows. Since 1998 he has played in the band A, releasing four albums and achieving mainstream success and touring the world many times over playing shows and festivals with the likes of Blink 182, Deftones, Lostprophets, Muse and The Offspring.
In downtime with A, Daniel started a band called The Lucky Nine with members of Hundred Reasons. It was an excuse for them to write and play stuff they weren't getting to do in their day jobs. The Lucky Nine have released an EP and a well-received album as well as touring England, Europe and Japan.
Dan said: "Ever since I was a kid and stole my brother's cassettes of Iron Maiden and Highway To Hell by AC/DC my life was changed.
"Through my teens, each quality new album was a new and thrilling discovery that was shared between mates at the weekend. To now be at the helm of the only dedicated rock and metal show on the world's greatest radio station is the most exciting thing ever. It's an opportunity for me to spread the word to both true believers and curious rock insomniacs. Every time I hear a record that really moves me, I am as excited as I was when I first got into heavy music. It's this excitement about new music that I want to bring to the show every week."
Ian Parkinson, Head of Specialist Music, Radio 1, said: "Dan is a significant addition to Radio 1's superb line-up of music experts. Rock is a vital music genre for our young audience and Dan is well respected on the scene for his own music and for his taste in other people's."
The current presenter of the Radio 1 Rock Show, Mike Davies, is relocating to his native USA and will continue to host The Radio 1 Punk Show live from LA.