Sirius XM Radio says it will launch “Elton!,” a seven-day long, commercial-free music channel featuring music, interviews and special guest DJ sessions celebrating the release of Elton John and Leon Russell’s new album, The Union.
The limited-run channel will launch today (Oct. 15) at 3:00 pm ET and will run until Friday, October 22 at 3:00 am ET on Sirius channel 33 and XM channel 27.
“Elton!” will feature music spanning Elton John’s career as well as music from Leon Russell’s storied music past.
Listeners will hear an interview with Elton John and Leon Russell conducted by director Cameron Crowe, during which Elton will talk about The Union, scheduled to be released on Decca Records on October 19, as well as various highlights from his 41-year career.
“Elton!” will also feature interviews with T Bone Burnett, who produced The Union, and singer, songwriter and long-time Elton John collaborator, Bernie Taupin.
The seven-day music channel will also feature special guest DJ sessions with long-time Elton John fans actor Robert Downey Jr. and tennis superstar Andy Roddick.
The two will play their favorite Elton John music and share stories about individual songs and of first falling in love with Sir Elton’s music.
“Elton John is a unique cultural icon with an unmistakable voice who collaborates with Leon Russell as easily as he does with Alice in Chains or Lady Gaga,” said Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer, Sirius XM Radio.
Sirius XM is America’s satellite radio company, broadcasting more than 135 channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services.
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