Last year, Reed completed work on a re-mastered version of MMM, which has been regarded over the years as either a joke, a flip of the bird to his record label or a work of genius way ahead of its time.

The new version of the record hit the streets in February as a 180 gram vinyl double gatefold LP, an audio DVD and a Blu-Ray disc, with 180 gram vinyl + Blue-Ray and 180 gram vinyl + audio DVD packages also available.

To mark the occasion of the overseas re-issue of an album that the 1979 “Rolling Stone Record Guide” called “a two-disc set consisting of nothing more than ear-wrecking electronic sludge, guaranteed to clear any room of humans in record time,” the singer has been out on a U.K. and European tour that wraps at the end of the month.

Because it’s one of the great mysteries of rock ‘n’ roll, Reed has – with good reason – been besieged with questions about MMM. To clear up some of the misconceptions about the album, the singer recently sat down with BBC 6 Music Radio to talk extensively about it.

That conversation is now available as an exclusive 15-minute podcast which can be downloaded from

And just in case you’re curious – and feeling especially brave – here’s a link to Reed’s website, where you can sample an audio clip from MMM. Good luck.

Tuesday, April 27
Toni Braxton – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Judy Collins – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Lopez Tonight”
Courtney Love, Hole – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Jessica Simpson, Dierks Bentley – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Civil Twilight – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The Whigs – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Regis Philbin – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” – rerun
Citizen Cope – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Wednesday, April 28
Courtney Love – “The View”
Kristin Chenoweth – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Jessica Simpson, Shakira – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Anthony Anderson – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
OK Go –“Late Show with David Letterman”
Chelsea Handler, Aqualung – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Dr. Dog – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
David Guetta, RJD2 – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Thursday, April 29
Broadway cast of “La Cage Aux Folles” – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Chris Colfer – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Shelby Lynne – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
OK Go – “The Colbert Report”
Wanda Sykes, Loni Love – “Lopez Tonight”
Broadway cast of “American Idiot” – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Laura Bell Bundy – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Courtney Love, Hole – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Paramore – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Lance Burton – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Friday, April 30
Melissa Etheridge – “The View”
Broadway cast of “Come Fly Away” – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Trisha Yearwood – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
The Hold Steady – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Colin Quinn, Jabbawockeez – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Saturday, May 1
Drive By Truckers, Ryan Bingham – “Austin City Limits” – rerun
Vampire Weekend – “Saturday Night Live”