SIRIUS XM RADIO TO LAUNCH PAUL MCCARTNEY’S FIREMAN RADIO
Fireman Radio to give listeners unprecedented access
to Paul McCartney
McCartney to host weekly “fireside chats”
NEW YORK – February 5, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch a limited-run channel devoted to the music of Paul McCartney, in celebration of his new critically-acclaimed album recorded under the guise of his alter ego, The Fireman. Paul McCartney’s Fireman Radio will premiere on Valentine’s Day, February 14 and will air through Friday, March 13 on The Bridge, SIRIUS channel 33 and XM channel 27. The channel will feature a rare in-depth and revealing interview with Paul McCartney. During the interview, the legendary artist will share his inspiration behind his secret Fireman projects.
Paul McCartney’s Fireman Radio is an exclusive commercial-free channel, completely devoted to McCartney’s legendary and expansive post-Beatles music-making and will include music from his solo records, tracks from every Wings album, the three Fireman albums, 1993’s Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest, 1998’s Rushes and 2008’s Electric Arguments as well as musical surprises from Paul’s vault.
Additionally, every week, McCartney will host a special “fireside chat” where he will discuss music, politics, news and any other topic he feels compelled to discuss.
McCartney, on Fireman Radio, will take SIRIUS XM listeners on an in-depth exploration of each song from The Fireman’s latest album, Electric Arguments. He will speak candidly and openly about every track and will shed new light on this acclaimed music project, which for years has been shrouded in secrecy. On Paul McCartney’s Fireman Radio, McCartney will pull back the curtain to reveal the creative process behind The Fireman. Never before has McCartney shared so many personal insights into this fascinating chapter in his musical legacy.
“Paul McCartney’s Fireman Radio allows all of us the privilege to hear a revealing side of one of the world’s biggest artists, sharing his work in a way that is unprecedented in its scale, unduplicated in its intimacy, and completely unique to SIRIUS XM,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio.
It has been ten years since McCartney and Youth, the bassist in British post-punk rock band Killing Joke and a respected producer, have collaborated on their experimental side project, The Fireman. In November of 2008, The Fireman released their third album, Electric Arguments.
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