NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that The Billy Joel Channel, an exclusive channel featuring the works of iconic entertainer, Billy Joel, will return to SiriusXM.
Billy Joel's exclusive SiriusXM channel, The Billy Joel Channel, will feature music spanning the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's career, including songs from each of his live and studio albums. Additionally, SiriusXM listeners will hear Joel introducing songs each hour, offering insight into their significance, meaning, composition and recording.
The Billy Joel Channel will also feature four exclusive weekly shows hosted by Billy Joel. The show will feature Joel playing recordings that influenced his own work including songs by The Beatles, The Four Seasons, Beethoven, Procol Harum, plus doo wop hits, movie themes and more. Joel, hosting the show while sitting behind the piano, will also perform snippets of the songs that impacted his repertoire. The show will premiere on Saturday, January 16 at 6:00 pm ET.
The SiriusXM channel will also include special guest DJ sessions, "Billy Joel Top Ten", hosted by Joel's friends, including Garth Brooks and Don Henley playing their favorite Billy Joel songs.
"Throughout my life, I love to listen to the radio and discover music that impacts my life. I look forward to sharing the musical adventures I had creating my songs with the SiriusXM audience," said Billy Joel.
"The response to Billy's SiriusXM channel from 2014 was outstanding. We are excited to work with Billy again on creating and recording new, exclusive content for the channel offering our listeners a truly comprehensive listening experience courtesy of Billy's unique and eclectic tastes," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
The limited-run channel will launch on Friday, January 15 at 5:00 pm ET and will air through Sunday, February 14, via satellite on channel 18. The Billy Joel Channel will also be available online and through the SiriusXM app.
The Billy Joel Channel is an example of SiriusXM channels created with iconic and prominent artists, including Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, Willie Nelson's Willie's Roadhouse, The Pink Floyd Channel, B.B. King's Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzy's Boneyard, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem's Shade 45,Tiësto's Club Life Radio and Neil Diamond Radio.
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