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A previously-unheard Prince radio show is set to air

Stations dedicated to David Bowie, Metallica, and more are also going to debut on SiriusXM

From May 1, several new, limited-run stations will debut on the broadcasting platform SiriusXM, many of them including exclusive content from their featured artist. Among them will be the Prince Channel, which is solely dedicated to the iconic musician.

On the Prince Channel, you can expect to hear a demo of a radio special from Prince, recorded in 2005, before his 2006 LP, 3121. Previously unreleased, the two-hour broadcast will air here for the first time.

According to SiriusXM, the special: “features songs from his unparalleled catalog, personal-favorite selections by other artists, mixes, interviews, and a peek into his legendary vault of unreleased studio and live recordings.”

Also on the Prince Channel will be a takeover by longtime Prince collaborator Sheila E, who performed alongside FKA twigs at Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince in January (this event will also feature on the station).

David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Guns N’ Roses, and more are also receiving dedicated channels on SiriusXM, which has recently extended its free streaming policy to May 31, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bowie’s promises rare tracks, demo versions, and interpretations of the artist’s music from the likes of Nirvana and Beck.