LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Glastonbury Festival owner Michael Eavis announced yesterday that the new bands tent will be named in honor of John Peel, the legendary BBC Radio DJ who died on Tuesday.
Eavis, a friend of Peel’s since age eighteen, told BBC, “It’s very appropriate because it’s all the sort of music that John would have chosen. He chose a band and he made it succeed.”
BBC Radio received 30,000 sympathy emails in the few hours following the announcement of his death. Thom Yorke of Radiohead paid tribute to Peel on BBC Radio yesterday saying, “Whenever I was losing inspiration, I would listen to the show and I was back on track. He played on thing every show that changed how you thought about that style of music.”
The band Franz Ferdinand also honored the late DJ at their concert by playing a cover of his favorite song, “Teenage Kicks” by the Undertones.