SiriusXM has announced the launch of Bon Jovi Radio and the re-launch of Mandatory Metallica.
Bon Jovi Radio is a new streaming music channel celebrating the band’s music and career. This new artist branded channel coincides with the 35th anniversary of the release of the band’s breakthrough album, Slippery When Wet. Bon Jovi Radio begins today, Wednesday, September 1 and is available wherever listeners stream SiriusXM.
Bon Jovi Radio will showcase the epic music and career of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees. This music channel will explore decades of Bon Jovi rock anthems, fan favorites and biggest hits, along with songs from other artists, hand-picked by Jon Bon Jovi. Listeners can also expect to find exclusive concert specials pulled from the band’s extensive archives, along with interviews and commentary from Jon, members of the band and crew.
The new streaming channel will also feature listener guest DJs, fan takeover events and celebrity and artist guest DJs who will weigh in on favorite Bon Jovi songs and share their insight on the band’s influence. Hosted monthly, the artist guest DJ series kicks off with John Rzeznik of the Goo Good Dolls on Thursday, September 2 at 1PM ET as he plays his favorite Bon Jovi cuts. Listeners to Bon Jovi Radio will also be treated to a weekly concert series featuring live performances pulled from the band’s archives. The first concert series kicks off with “Live At The China Club,” hosted by Bon Jovi’s longtime recording engineer Obie O’Brien, on Friday, September 3 at 6PM ET and features Bon Jovi’s exclusive concert from New York City’s China Club, recorded in September 2000. Every week, O’Brien will dig deep into the archives for hand-selected Bon Jovi performances while sharing exclusive details about some of his favorite shows.
In addition to the new Bon Jovi channel, Metallica’s limited-run SiriusXM channel Mandatory Metallica is back.
Says Metallica: “Our friends at SiriusXM have invited us back as Mandatory Metallica returns with music and content we have curated, especially for this occasion! They’ll also be helping us celebrate the upcoming reissue of The Black Album and release of The Metallica Blacklist, both out next week.
“Today the channel kicks off a three-week run on the radio side, while you’ll be able to stream Mandatory Metallica on the SXM App through the end of the year. We’ll be taking over SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal Channel 40 from September 1st through 15th and then move over to Channel 104 through September 22nd.
“There’s something for everyone on Mandatory Metallica, as we feature music spanning our entire catalog, including live concert performances and rare tracks. We’ll be on air talking about our music, playing some of our favorite artists, telling some personal stories, and more. You’ll also hear songs and commentary from some of the artists who contributed to The Metallica Blacklist.
“Stay tuned to Mandatory Metallica throughout the day, whether you listen in the car or on mobile. The channel will be airing THREE concerts each day — one at 12PM ET, 6PM ET, and midnight ET — spanning more than four decades of music from the ’80s through the WorldWired Tour.
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This post first appeared on Rock Confidential.
Bon Jovi, Metallica Launch SiriusXM Channels