SIRIUS Satellite Radio has announced that it will launch Rolling Stones Radio, an exclusive channel dedicated to rock icons the Rolling Stones. The channel will debut in conjunction with the release of Shine A Light, the Martin Scorsese film chronicling concerts from the band’s 2006 “A Bigger Bang Tour” performed in New York City’s Beacon Theater. Shine A Light, a Paramount Classics release produced in association with Concert Productions International (CPI) and Shangri-La Entertainment, opens in select US cities on April 4.
Rolling Stones Radio will give new and longtime Stones fans a comprehensive journey through the band’s 44 year career, featuring music from their catalogue as well as interviews with the band covering a variety of topics including their music, legacy and what it was like for them to work with legendary director Martin Scorsese. The channel will also preview the 22 track Shine A Light album being released with the film. Rolling Stones Radio, SIRIUS channel 12, will air March 18 through April 15.
“The Rolling Stones are the quintessential rock n’ roll band and SIRIUS is the only place where fans will be able to completely immerse themselves in the band’s music,” said Scott Greenstein, President of Entertainment and Sports for SIRIUS. “The channel is the ultimate Rolling Stones experience.”
Rolling Stones Radio originally launched on SIRIUS in the summer of 2005 with the release of A Bigger Bang, The Stones’ 22nd studio album and the much anticipated follow up to 1997’s Bridges to Babylon.