The 12-time GRAMMY-winning rock band Foo Fighters and SiriusXM have announced the launch of “Foo Fighters Radio,” a limited-engagement channel, hand-crafted by the band. The channel features a new, exclusive live concert performance, as well as unrivaled programming and special commentary from Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee, beginning February 3 on channel 105.
To coincide with the release of the band’s 10th studio album, Medicine At Midnight, Foo Fighters Radio will debut an exclusive performance from the band on February 5, Foo Fighters LIVE from the SiriusXM Garage in Los Angeles. The event will be attended by a live virtual audience of SiriusXM subscribers and hosted by SiriusXM’s Kat Corbett. Additionally, as soon as Medicine At Midnight drops, at the stroke of midnight on February 5, the channel will broadcast the album in its entirety, as a part of a track-by-track album special, hosted by the band.
The band will also take over three stations on February 5: Today’s Alternative, Today’s Hard Rock, and Foo Fighters radio with a new listening Mode, Backstage with Foo Fighters. Curated and hosted by the band, the Mode will take listeners behind the scenes with new songs from their new album, Medicine At Midnight, other key tracks from the band, and hand-picked favorites. Backstage with Foo Fighters is part of Pandora’s ongoing artist takeover series, giving Pandora listeners access to their favorite artists, their music, and the music that inspires them.
“From their inception in mid-90s, to their recent performance at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration celebration, Foo Fighters remain one of America’s biggest rock bands,” said Scott Greenstein. “They have achieved critical acclaim for their music and on-stage energy, all while building a large and loyal audience. This special extended channel will draw new listeners, and as part of it we are very proud to present a Foo Fighters concert from our L.A. studios next week. They are a rock band that grabs you and won’t let go, and we love to bring their music and passion to our listeners.”
Foo Fighters Radio will feature the band sharing insight into their new album and the stories behind some of their biggest songs, demos, b-sides and rarities throughout their more than two-decade career. The channel will feature exclusive encores of Dave Grohl Presents Sound City, nine radio shows that feature Grohl discussing the music recorded at the iconic Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, including Nirvana’s Nevermind, which served as Grohl’s introduction to the iconic studio in 1991 when he was Nirvana’s drummer.
Foo Fighters Radio will feature a weekly series of live concerts from the band’s vaults, beginning with their 2018 performance from the Concrete and Gold Tour at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Other artists and celebrities will also be showcased on the channel, as they Guest DJ, spinning their favorite Foo Fighters music. Listeners can also expect to hear music from other artists, hand-picked by the band, on the channel.
Medicine At Midnight was produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, and packs nine new Foo Fighters songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes—including the #1 AAA smash “Shame Shame,” the ear-ringing “No Son of Mine,” and the newly released “Waiting on a War.”
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