Zane Lowe (full name Alexander Zane 'Zipper' Reid Lowe) is a New Zealand radio DJ, live DJ, producer and TV presenter. After a brief career in DJ-ing and producing in New Zealand, he moved to the UK in 1997 and started presenting on XFM (now Radio X) and MTV Europe. In 2003, he started hosting a global music show on BBC Radio 1 which he hosted until 2015, when he moved to Apple's radio station, Beats 1, in Los Angeles, becoming one of their prime-time presenters and their music curator. Between years 2002 and 2015, he presented Gonzo on MTV, which was the flagship music show.
As part of his hip hop DJ career, he played at a number of festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury and Bestival, and has toured with artists such as Kasabian, Skrillex, The Weeknd and The Prodigy. He was also a regular performer at Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks. Lowe opened for Muse as a warm-up act during both nights at Wembley Stadium in 2007, on 16th and 17th of June. He also supported Muse at the Seaside Rendezvous in Teignmouth in 2009.
Muse interviews with Zane Lowe
- 2020-05-10: Interview on Beats 1 Radio about Tomorrow's World and the new concert film
- 2018-05-09: Interview on Beats 1 Radio about Simulation Theory and how it's going to sound
- 2017-05-17: Interview on Beats 1 Radio about Dig Down and the future of touring and music
- 2013-02-20: Backstage interview at the BRIT Awards
- 2012-06-27: Interview on BBC Radio 1 on the sixth album and the premiere of Survival
- 2011-08-09: Interview with Christopher Wolstenholme
- 2009-07-29: Zane catches up with Muse in Italy
- 2009-07-06: The Resistance overview
- 2008-02-28: Interview at the NME awards
- 2008-02-04: Interview with Dominic Howard
Matt and Dom were interviewed by Zane Lowe on 20th of June in a very long interview. This one can be downloaded here.
Zane Lowe inverviewed Wolstenholme on the phone to try and dig up some information about the new album. Wolstenholme revealed while the "album is being mastered" there will probably be 11 tracks. He also explained that they didn't want to start booking gigs until they were happy that they had completed the album to their level of satisfaction, as opposed to "leaving songs off the album because they aren't finished". There were three possible names for the album, none of which were revealed. Wolstenholme also stated their first UK gigs would actually be headlining Reading 2006 (Saturday) and Leeds 2006 (Sunday), and that he likes the Arctic Monkeys.
Zane Lowe had exclusive rights to first play Stockholm Syndrome on BBC Radio 1, promoting it for its "download only" release on 14th July 2003. At this point, it was unsure with Stockholm Syndrome would feature on the album. Since the song was a lengthy (for radio) at 4m 58 seconds, it was played slightly faster (up one semitone). This version can be downloaded here.