David Gilmour & Pink Floyd Music to Take Over 'The Vault' Exclusively on Sirius Satellite Radio
Wall-to-wall Gilmour/Pink Floyd Music for a Week, Starting March 6
NEW YORK, March 3, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) will devote an entire music channel to the music of David Gilmour and Pink Floyd, beginning at 7 am ET on Monday, March 6.
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SIRIUS' deep classic rock tracks channel The Vault, channel 16, will exclusively play the music of the pioneering rock band Pink Floyd and the solo music of one of its members, vocalist and guitarist David Gilmour, for one week.
The Vault channel will also broadcast an exclusive interview with David Gilmour, a Pink Floyd member since 1968. On Tuesday, March 7, Gilmour's 60th birthday, Columbia Records will release Gilmour's third solo album, On An Island, his first studio recording since Pink Floyd's 1994 multi-platinum album, The Divison Bell. Gilmour will discuss his new album track-by-track in the interview, which will be broadcast at 12 pm ET and 6 pm ET on March 7.
On An Island is Gilmour's first solo album in more than 20 years. The collection of ten songs and instrumentals features additional performers including David Crosby, Graham Nash, Phil Manzanera, Georgie Fame, Jools Holland, Richard Wright, Robert Wyatt and, from Pink Floyd's earliest incarnation, Rado "Bob" Klose. "It's my best and most personal work," said Gilmour. "Making it with my musician friends has been a positive experience on so many levels." In support of the new album, Gilmour will tour Europe in March, the US in April and the UK at the end of May.
SIRIUS, the content leader in radio, is the first to dedicate entire 24- hour, commercial-free music channels to some of the world's greatest artists. For three months beginning November 1, 2005, SIRIUS broadcast the E Street Radio channel, devoted to the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, which featured exclusive interviews with Springsteen and band members, among other special programs. SIRIUS launched Elvis Radio (channel 13), the world's only official, all-Elvis Presley radio channel broadcasting live from Graceland in Memphis, in June 2004. In September 2005, SIRIUS premiered Rolling Stones Radio (channel 98), devoted to the music of the Rolling Stones, which featured an exclusive interview with the band and other unique special programs. SIRIUS is also the exclusive satellite radio home of Shade 45 (channel 45), the uncut hip-hop channel co-created with Eminem, and Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville (channel 31).
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