By Demian Russian
Robert Plant is coming to Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) this weekend. The Satellite Radio service provider announced that Plant will be appearing on Sirius XM’s The Loft channel (Sirius and XM channel 30) for a special edition of Playin’ Records with Mike, the popular music show featuring conversations between host Mike Marrone and his special guests. Marrone will welcome Robert Plant for the first installment, “Echoes, Part 1″, of the multi-part special today, Saturday, May 14, at 3:00PM Eastern.
We are proud of our long-standing commitment to present original and exclusive music programming to our listeners as selected by the icons who made the music. We are thrilled to continue this tradition of music lovers playing the music they love with the legendary Robert Plant as he hand picks music to share with SiriusXM listeners.
– Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM
Listeners can expect to hear a wide range of eclectic music selections from Plant, featuring tracks by The Rascals, The Pretty Things, Small Faces, Cyril Davies, Terry Reid, Spencer Davis Group and Sonny Boy Williamson.
What I wanted to do was try and play the original songs and then the covers and just go through the very early days…The British, we really tried to get the grip of it all and it was very interesting to see what this kind of Anglicized vision of American music was. So my idea would be to play these things, to discuss them and to just say, if I called it ‘Echoes Part 1′… it would be like let’s initiate ourselves in English music and where it came from at that particular time.
– Robert Plant
Robert Plant’s new album release Band of Joy has been critically-acclaimed.
This special multi-part edition of Playin’ Records with Mike featuring Robert Plant can be heard on The Loft channel (Sirius and XM channel 30) as well as on SiriusXM Internet Radio, including Sirius XM’s Apps for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, as well as several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphones.
Playin’ Records with Mike has previously featured many special guests, including Steve Earle, Robbie Robertson, Booker T, Bryan Ferry, and Jim James from My Morning Jacket, all hand-curating the music selections during their visits.
More information about The Loft channel and Sirius XM Radio can be found at www.siriusxm.com.