Hear Art Alexakis play stripped-down Everclear classics; cover Van Morrison

Every month, Lithium (Ch. 34) airs in-studio performances from ’90s alternative and grunge artists. The latest Lithium Live episode spotlights Art Alexakis, frontman of Everclear. He’ll play stripped down versions of the band’s classics, a Van Morrison cover and more. Plus, he’ll share stories about what inspires his music.

Alexakis starts off the session talking about his 1997 hit I Will Buy You A New Life:

“That’s part of what being an American is about. It’s about dreaming about a better life,” Alexakis explains. “And a couple of years later, after the success of Everclear, and Santa Monica, and Sparkling Fade, I wrote this song about living up in West Hills because I bought a house up in the West Hills. A really big house. And I learned something very valuable that’s helped me through life — that it’s a totally different thing being on the outside looking in than being on the inside, looking out.”

Hear Lithium Live: Art Alexakis on Lithium (Ch. 34) Friday 3/23 at 12pm ET; Saturday 3/24 at 9pm ET; and Sunday 3/25 at 3pm ET or LISTEN ON DEMAND through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

Art Alexakis is also a host on Lithium each Sunday from 6 pm to Midnight ET. The Art Alexakis Show features a diverse lineup of commercial-free 90’s alternative and grunge as well tunes from his personal archive. In addition to talking about music, Alexakis shares stories from his more than 30 years in the entertainment business as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, producer, concert promoter, record label owner, and director.


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