The iconic rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers launched their own exclusive SiriusXM channel, Whole Lotta Red Hot (Ch. 315). The channel features exclusive commentary from the band about their new album, Unlimited Love, as well as music from their nearly four-decade-long career, live concert audio from the archives, a special SiriusXM Small Stage Series concert at the Apollo Theater and much more.
Not convinced about tuning in yet? Here are seven reasons why you’ll want to be part of the Whole Lotta Red Hot wave.
1. Unlimited Love commentary
The launch of Whole Lotta Red Hot on Channel 315 coincides with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ upcoming album, Unlimited Love, due out on April 1. The new channel will kick off with exclusive track-by-track commentary from the band.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers said, “Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We (John, Anthony, Chad and Flea) spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt.
“We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album, Unlimited Love, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe. This is our life’s mission. We work, focus and prepare so that when the biggest wave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean has gifted us a mighty wave and this record is the ride that is the sum of our lives. Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it and tune in to our new SiriusXM channel Whole Lotta Red Hot.”
2. Career-spanning music
The Whole Lotta Red Hot channel will showcase music from the band’s lengthy career, beginning in 1983, including their vast catalog of energetic live performances, genre-blending studio tracks and a vast selection of music personally curated by the band. Tune in to hear nonstop hits and new songs like “Black Summer,” “Give It Away,” “Under the Bridge,” “Can’t Stop,” “Scar Tissue,” “Soul to Squeeze,” “Californication” and much more.
3. Musical influences
Listeners will also hear the Chili Peppers’ unique array of musical influences, with music selections ranging from rockers such as Fugazi, Iggy Pop and Dead Kennedys to funk and R&B from Prince, Stevie Wonder and Parliament Funkadelic.
4. Insights from the band
The new channel will feature the band sharing unforgettable can’t-miss stories from four decades of albums and songs.
5. Live concerts from the archives
Whole Lotta Red Hot listeners will hear a classic live concert from the band’s archives each month.
6. Never-before-aired 2006 The Forum show
The live concerts will begin with an exclusive, never-before-aired 2006 concert from The Forum in Inglewood, CA that you can’t hear anywhere else on April 1 at 6pm ET and PT.
7. Small Stage Series concert
In celebration of the channel and the band’s new album, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York later this year as part of SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series. The special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners will mark the first time that the band has performed at the iconic venue. The concert will air nationwide on the Whole Lotta Red Hot channel.
For more information on Red Hot Chili Peppers, visit: redhotchilipeppers.com.
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