SiriusXM has announced an all-star lineup of musicians, actors, athletes, comics and stars will step in as Guest DJ’s on a suite of special channels dedicated to iconic artists.
The channels, launched earlier this month on SiriusXM’s streaming platform, now welcome luminaries such as Beck, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Maya Rudolph, Ricky Gervais, Sharon Stone and more, who are playing their favorite music on the limited-run artist branded channels dedicated to David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, George Strait, Metallica, Prince and The Rolling Stones.
The guest DJs will play their favorite songs as well as offer exclusive commentary. Listeners will hear stars recalling significant moments for them tied to the artist’s songs, special memories and more.
• Kenny Chesney looks back on being on the road with George Strait for two years and performing Ocean Front Property with him on his last show as a touring act in Texas.
• Naomi Campbell remembers meeting Prince for the first time when she was 17 years old in Paris and tells listeners how his music has always been significant in her life.
• Ricky Gervais recalls seeing David Bowie performing Heroes on television, how it put his life in color and still sends chills down his spine when he hears the song.
• While introducing Fleetwood Mac’s Sentimental Lady, Sharon Stone lets listeners know how that song brings her back to being in college and reminds her of her college boyfriend.
• Joe Manganiello declaring Metallica’s One as the heavy metal version of Stairway to Heaven and the definable song of the band.
“We knew these music channels with these iconic artists were special and would resonate with listeners everywhere, but now we have notable stars who also have special songs and moments they wanted to hear, so we are letting them take matters into their own hands and play DJ,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM. “It will be fascinating to hear their guest DJ sessions and have these entertainers and stars share with SiriusXM listeners their favorite memories of these iconic artists.”