Rock icon Tom Petty is curating a brand new channel on SiriusXM called Tom Petty Radio (Ch. 31), which plays music from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Petty’s solo career, the Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. It also features unreleased studio and live recordings, exclusive to SiriusXM, as well as unique cover versions of Petty’s songs and rare live performances from Petty’s personal vaults. In fact, the channel kicked off Nov. 20 at 6 pm ET with a two-hour guest DJ session by Petty himself, that starts with a world debut of one of his songs and more specials.
The channel will also host world premieres of upcoming new music recorded by Petty.
“I’m a little nervous because every month or so, maybe every two months, 2 1/2 months, we’re gonna bring you a brand new record that we make in the studio and you can’t get it nowhere but here on Tom Petty Radio,” Petty said during his debut DJ set. “And we are just having a ball doing this.”
The first song he debuted was Looking for Daddy, which Petty described as “a new bag for me.”
In addition to exclusive Petty tracks, the channel will feature Petty’s favorite songs from The Beatles, The Kinks, and The Rolling Stones as well as influential R&B and blues tracks from Muddy Waters, blues guitarist Slim Harpo, Memphis soul singer Anne Peebles and many more. Here’s a quick sampling:
Muddy Waters – Rollin’ and Tumblin’
Slim Harpo – I’m a King Bee
Anne Peebles – I Can’t Stand the Rain
Muddy Waters – 40 Days and 40 Nights
Tom Petty Radio can be found on SiriusXM Channel 31 and through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as at http://www.siriusxm.com/streaming.
Shows featured on Petty’s channel will also be available via SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening online and via smartphones and other connected devices. Please visit www.siriusxm.com/tompettyradio for more information.
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