NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ — SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq:SIRI – News) announced today that it will launch “Neil Diamond Radio,” a seven-day long, commercial-free music channel featuring music, interviews and specials celebrating the release of Neil Diamond’s new album, Dreams.
The limited-run channel will launch on Thursday, October 28 at 12:00 pm ET and will run until Wednesday, November 3 at 12:00 pm ET on SIRIUS channel 3 and XM channel 23.
“Neil Diamond Radio” will feature music spanning the iconic recording artist’s career, including archival concerts, rarities, and Diamond’s new album Dreams. Additionally, listeners will hear Diamond present a special track-by-track presentation of Dreams, personally introducing each song before it’s played. Dreams, the 14-song album featuring his interpretations of his all time favorite rock songs, will be released on Tuesday, November 2.
“Neil Diamond Radio” is the latest example of SIRIUS XM’s original, limited-run, artist-branded channels dedicated to iconic musicians. In addition to its current lineup of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, Elvis Radio and Radio Margaritaville, SIRIUS XM has previously offered limited-run channels such as “Elton!,” “The Who Channel,” “Mandatory Metallica,” “Paul McCartney’s Fireman Radio,” “Rolling Stones Radio,” “AC/DC Radio,” “Led Zeppelin Radio,” “Miles Davis Radio,” “The Spectrum of John Mellencamp,” “Radio R.E.M.,” “Coldplay Nation,” “ABBA Radio,” “Neil Diamond Radio,” “Jay-Z Nation,” “Garth Brooks Radio” and “Duran Duran’s Red Carpet Radio,” among many others.
Across a musical career spanning nearly five decades, Neil Diamond has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide, with a remarkable track record of 16 Top Ten albums, and 37 Top Ten singles. A Grammy® Award-winning artist, Neil Diamond has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. Among Diamond’s many other honors, he has received a Golden Globe Award®, 12 Grammy nominations, was named the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year and most recently was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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