AC/DC Radio Coming
(PR) SIRIUS XM Radio announced that legendary rock band AC/DC will host their own music channel on SIRIUS. The channel will celebrate AC/DC's iconic career and the upcoming release of Black Ice, the band's first studio album in eight years. AC/DC Radio will be broadcast on SIRIUS channel 29 and will debut on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 6 pm ET through January 15, 2009.
AC/DC Radio will air AC/DC music 24/7, including classic rock recordings such as "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)," "You Shook Me All Night Long," and "Back in Black" as well as new songs from their Brendan O'Brien produced album, Black Ice (Columbia). The channel will also feature AC/DC band members Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd describing their singular rock & roll career spanning more than 30 years and sharing their personal insights into their music. The band will also guide SIRIUS listeners through an exclusive preview of every track on Black Ice, which will be sold in the U.S. exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club beginning Monday, October 20, 2008, and on the band's web site www.acdc.com.
"AC/DC is an unparalleled and enduring force in rock music," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "We are thrilled to begin broadcasting AC/DC Radio and give AC/DC fans a channel on SIRIUS where they can hear the band's distinctive music, uninterrupted and non-stop rock 'n roll the way the band always envisioned their radio airplay."
AC/DC Radio will offer fans exclusive access to the band and their music. AC/DC Radio listeners will also have the opportunity to choose their favorite AC/DC songs, with votes to be tallied and played back during the "Ultimate AC/DC Countdown."
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