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Iggy Pop to deliver 2014 John Peel Lecture

Iggy Pop has been confirmed to give this year's John Peel Lecture.

The singer will talk about the concept of free music in a capitalist society at the event, which is being held as part of the Radio Academy's Radio Festival at The Lowry in Salford on October 13.

The lecture will be aired live on BBC 6 Music and broadcast later on BBC Four.

The event is being held in honour of late radio visionary John Peel and Iggy Pop said in a statement:

"Here was a person with strong opinions and enthusiasms who wasn't defined by any system, because of that his show became an exciting location, kind of like a shop that's a good hang. So it was a social as well as a musical phenomenon."

He added: "I've never given a lecture in my life, but on the day I'm going to attempt a discussion on the subject of free music in a capitalist society. This is a struggle which never ends."

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Watch Iggy Pop perform live below:


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