SIRIUS Satellite Radio will launch a channel dedicated to music from the Grateful Dead this summer. Grateful Dead Radio will play music from the iconic group around the clock, including live shows from the band’s archives, bootleg performances from fans, previously unreleased recordings and special shows hosted by members of the band.
SIRIUS, which broadcasts more than 130 channels, already has a handful of other channels dedicated to individual artists, including Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Frank Sinatra.
“Grateful Dead’s importance in the history of rock n’ roll is undeniable. In the 60s they helped to define a generation with their music and their creativity, in the 70s they virtually pioneered the concept of ‘jam bands,’ and in the 80s and 90s they were among the preeminent live touring bands. They have continued to amass a significant and extremely loyal fan base to this very day,” said Scott Greenstein, President, Entertainment and Sports, SIRIUS.
[via PR News Wire]