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Tweedy chats with EW's Matt Bean about making, naming their new album


In September, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old son Spencer released an excellent double LPSukierae, under the name Tweedy. They recently sat down with EW editor Matt Bean to discuss the record for SiriusXM Artist Confidential on Entertainment Weekly Radio.

“It’s really two short records, and we sequenced two records,” Jeff said of the project, which was actually culled from 40 demos. To make “a complete picture,” Tweedy released the two albums together, rather than releasing them six months apart and losing that interplay. READ FULL STORY

Eminem on SiriusXM's Town Hall: 'I'm in this game to press buttons and spark conversation'

For a relative recluse, Eminem sure gets around when it’s time to do business. In the lead-up to the release of his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, out today, Mr. Mathers was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, stopped in to spit “Rap God” and collect a prize at the YouTube Music Awards, and finished up his New York media tour with a long conversation on his own SiriusXM station Shade 45. 

In the latest entry in SiriusXM’s Town Hall series, Eminem sat down with host Sway for a lengthy chat about the rapper’s early days (Sway first met him way back in the mid ’90s when he was co-hosting The Wake Up Show on KMEL out of Oakland), his new album, his inspirations, and the controversy that constantly follows him around. He was a little elusive in spots, ducking questions about his daughter and his relationship with his mother despite the fact that thoughts about them both appear on MMLP2. “What I said on the record is what I have to say about that,” he told Sway when asked about being the father of a teenager. “There’s no need for me to elaborate on it. I’m just gonna leave that part of my life out from now on.”

But when confronted with a question from a fan in the studio about his controversial lyrics, he laid out his goals head-on. READ FULL STORY

Metallica shred through heavy classics at Apollo Theater

Improbably, Metallica are currently at their peak. Though their recorded output in the 21st century has been relatively lackluster, the live experience operates at a level that is far beyond just about any other band on the planet, metal or otherwise. Thirty years after the release of their gloriously nasty debut Kill ‘Em All, they are still making discoveries about how fast and brutal two guitars, a bass, and drums can be.

They’re also still hitting milestones. On Saturday night (September 21), Metallica played the legendary Apollo Theater, in the heart of Harlem in New York City. At only 1,500 seats, it’s a cartoonishly small space for the band in 2013 (their previous trip to New York found them headlining Yankee Stadium), but the intimacy (and lack of pyrotechnics) did not stop the group from turning a few hundred lucky SiriusXM subscribers into a fine ash over the course of their two-plus hour set (which was also simulcast on SiriusXM’s Mandatory Metallica station).

The event was part of the band’s promotion of their about-to-open 3D concert/action flick Metallica Through The Never, which features both Dane DeHaan fighting a horse-riding embodiment of death and a vivid run through some of the most intense jams in the Metallica catalog.

The set list at the Apollo skewed towards those early blasters: Following the band’s now-traditional entrance to Ennio Morricone’s “The Ecstasy of Gold” (from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly), Metallica plowed through a triple-shot of old school shredders in “Hit the Lights,” “Master of Puppets,” and “Ride the Lightning.” READ FULL STORY

Tom Petty is the latest to get a dedicated SiriusXM station. Who else should get their own?

Beginning this Friday, May 17, Tom Petty will be getting not one but two new stations dedicated to his music on SiriusXM satellite radio.

One will feature an overview of Petty’s entire career, from his work with the Heartbreakers to his solo material and his stints with Mudcrutch and the Traveling Wilburys, available to SiriusXM subscribers on channel 111. It will be available until June 14.

The other will be dedicated to episodes of Petty’s show Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure, which airs every Thursday night on SiriusXM channel 27 and features Petty opening up his vaults and discussing deeper cuts from his huge catalog. Both stations will feature studio tracks and rarely heard live material, and Buried Treasure will air around the clock on SiriusXM Internet Radio.

Petty joins a select group of artists who have received their own station. The current lineup includes channels devoted solely to Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, and Jimmy Buffet, while past special channels have been dedicated to Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, R.E.M., the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, ABBA, and Metallica. READ FULL STORY

SiriusXM to air live New Year's Eve concerts nationwide: Willie Nelson, the Lumineers, and more


How many different versions of “Auld Lang Syne” will you get to hear this New Year’s Eve? Thanks to SiriusXM, many!

The satellite radio service has announced that they’ll be airing live concerts from various artists and D.J.s on Dec. 31. Some of the bolder-faced names among the list are the likes of Willie Nelson (who’ll be playing in Austin), the Lumineers (Denver), Gregg Allman (New Orleans), Widespread Panic (Charlotte), the Avett Brothers (Greensboro, NC), Afrojack (New York) and more.

The shows will be broadcast across various SiriusXM networks for over 24 hours, as well as a new station called “New Year’s Nation.” The station goes live on Monday, Dec. 31 at 3:00 pm ET and will stay alive through Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 6:00 pm ET.

You can look below to see the full lineup so far, and be sure to check out the SiriusXM site for more information on station details and scheduling.


Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney getting his own SiriusXM radio show

Could the dudes in the Black Keys be any busier?

The indie-rock duo, who were recently announced as nominees in some of the Grammy’s biggest categories, have kept themselves occupied all year with all sorts of extracurricular activities, from collaborating with Dr. John to producing the Sheepdogs.

And it looks like 2013 won’t be any different: SiriusXM has announced that Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney will be hosting his own monthly show for the satellite radio service starting tomorrow.

New episodes of the show, titled Serious Boredom, will air on SiriusXMU at 8 p.m. ET on the first Thursday of every month beginning in January. According to SiriusXM, it’ll feature Carney “talking about and playing his favorite independent music, new and old, as well as music from his personal collection.”

Who does that mean? They say to expect artists like Pavement, Guided By Voices, and Yo La Tengo, plus a new duet by Adam Green and Binki Shapiro.

Read more:
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One Direction play acoustic performance and talk pranks -- VIDEO

One Direction has had a pretty big week in the United States. They had their huge concert at Madison Square Garden, they performed at the Z100 Jingle Ball show last night, and even have had their share of tabloid drama when Harry Styles performed some late-night karaoke with Taylor Swift.

Yesterday afternoon, the boys swung by SiriusXM headquarters to tape an “Artist Confidential” acoustic performance and Q&A that will air later this month. My colleague Nuzhat Naoreen and I attended the taping and we were ready for some grade-A freaking out from the contest-winning teen girls who were in attendance. I wanted to see overwhelmed tears, dangit. Unfortunately for us and fortunately for these teens (average age of the 25 girls: about 13) the emotions never quite overflowed. Perhaps they were shell-shocked to be so close to their idols, but we saw a wider range of emotions from the parents sitting next to us (embarrassment, amusement, boredom) than from the teens who had presumably skipped school to log some face time with Styles and Co.

The show alternated between recorded versions of hits such as “One Thing” and “Live While We’re Young” with in-studio live performances. While I’m no longer a teen, I’ll admit to swooning just a little when the guys sang acoustic versions of their hits “Little Things,” “More Than This,” and “What Makes You Beautiful.”

Check out the band’s performance of “Little Things” below: READ FULL STORY

Eddie Vedder to host new show on SiriusXM -- EXCLUSIVE

Image Credit: Samir Hussein/Getty Images

Image Credit: Samir Hussein/Getty Images

The thoughts may arrive like butterflies, but what about the records?

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is slated to host a new, limited-run show on SiriusXM in which he’ll spin his favorite discs and discuss the groups he looks to for inspiration. He’ll also be dishing out stories from his long, lauded career in music. READ FULL STORY

Dave Grohl to host limited-run show on SiriusXM

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Dave Grohl’s ready to pay tribute to the recording studio that helped launch his career.

Starting on Thursday, the Foo Fighters frontman will host “Dave Grohl Presents Sound City,” a series of shows on SiriusXM that celebrate the output of California’s Sound City Studios. There are nine shows in total, each focusing on a different epoch in the studio’s history from 1970 to 2011.

“I’m grateful to SiriusXM for giving me the opportunity to share all this great music and to let people know what got me excited about Sound City in the first place,” Grohl said in a press release.


On the scene: SiriusXM Town Hall with Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson, the 79-year-old country icon, Red Headed Stranger, and friend of the reefer, cracked jokes and shared tales from the road yesterday at a SiriusXM Town Hall in Manhattan.

Hosted by Johnny Knoxville — yes, that Johnny Knoxville — the event offered a few lucky subscribers the chance to ask questions of the legendary performer in an intimate setting.

It was all geared toward promoting Nelson’s new book Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road, which hit stores last week. Nelson’s son Micah, who provided all of the book’s illustrations, joined his father and Knoxville on stage.


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