Dedicated Led Zeppelin Channel to Launch Exclusively on XM
XM LED: The Led Zeppelin Channel" To Feature U.S. Premiere of "The Song Remains the Same" Reissue with Previously Unreleased Material, Interviews with Led Zeppelin and More
XM Radio will launch a new channel dedicated to the music of rock icons Led Zeppelin on November 8, it was announced today. The new channel, "XM LED: The Led Zeppelin Channel" (XM 59), will feature the band's complete audio catalog, interviews with band members and other unique content that celebrates the musical contributions of Led Zeppelin. On the day the channel launches XM will also offer the U.S. premiere of the forthcoming re-issued two-disc soundtrack for the band's landmark concert film "The Song Remains the Same," which features six previously unreleased songs from Led Zeppelin's 1973 Madison Square Garden shows.
XM's U.S. premiere of "The Song Remains the Same" soundtrack reissue will air in its entirety at 12 midnight ET on November 8 with encore broadcasts airing all day to kick off "XM LED."
"With this channel, XM has curated the comprehensive Led Zeppelin experience," said Eric Logan, executive vice president of programming, XM. "Often cited as a primary influence for a who's who of modern day musicians, Led Zeppelin is one of the most important rock acts from the last half-century and 'XM LED' will provide fans with the sounds and insights that have made them such enduring rock icons."
The launch of "XM LED" is the first of several highly-anticipated milestones for Led Zeppelin. In addition to the re-release of "The Song Remains the Same" soundtrack and DVD, the band is also issuing "Mothership," a 24-track re-mastered career retrospective; making its entire musical catalog available digitally; and taking to the stage for a reunion performance headlining the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute concert in London.
"XM LED" will be available through May 8, 2008. XM's Lou Brutus will serve as program director for the channel. Programming information for the channel will be available online at http://www.xmradio.com/ledzeppelin.