Rolling Stones Take Over SIRIUS Satellite Radio Music Channel
Features Exclusive Interviews with the Stones, Nightly Concert Playbacks and More
NEW YORK, Aug 22, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) will launch an all-Rolling Stones music channel dedicated to the rock music icons. The legendary band will help program the channel, which will feature five decades of Rolling Stones music, rare tracks, live cuts and previews from A Bigger Bang, their first studio album since 1997.
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Rolling Stones Radio will be available on SIRIUS starting tomorrow, August 23 at 9 am ET through September 29. The channel will also air nightly concert playbacks whereby SIRIUS will play album versions of the Stones' songs in the order they were performed following each US tour date, among many other surprises.
Scott Greenstein, President of Entertainment and Sports for SIRIUS, said, "The Rolling Stones are the essence of the spirit of rock n' roll, and with this partnership, SIRIUS is truly giving the Rolling Stones and all SIRIUS subscribers 'a bigger bang.'"
SIRIUS will also present exclusive track-by-track stories and introductions to each of A Bigger Bang's 16 all-new songs, as told exclusively to SIRIUS by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood. "Rolling Stones Weekends" will be featured during Labor Day weekend across eight SIRIUS commercial-free music channels.
Rolling Stones Radio will be heard on SIRIUS channel 99. For more information, visit http://www.sirius.com.
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