A day after Spotify chose Joe Rogan over Neil Young , SiriusXM has announced that it will relaunch its own limited-run Neil Young Radio Channel of the rock icon’s catalogue. But Young fans will have to act fast: The channel will return to SiriusXM’s Deep Tracks for seven days only, starting today, and for a month streaming on the SXM App. The service is offering a free 24-hour trial period. “When you have an opportunity to present an iconic artist still at the height of his creativity, you don’t hesitate to do it, again,” Steve Blatter, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Music Programming, SiriusXM, said in a statement posted on the streaming service’s blog . “Outspoken, brave, and a true music icon, Neil Young is in a rare class of artists, and we are honored to collaborate with him to create a special audio experience for his fans.” According to the streaming service, Neil Young Radio, which initially launched in December for a limited time, includes … [Read more...] about SiriusXM Relaunches Neil Young Radio Limited Channel Following Spotify Removal
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The widow of Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill — who died in Feb. 2020 following a bout with pneumonia that was posthumously suspected to be Covid-19 — penned an open letter to Spotify slamming the streaming service for ostensibly choosing Joe Rogan’s vaccine misinformation over Neil Young ’s music. “If my beloved husband, Andy Gill, hadn’t died at the start of the pandemic, he’d have strong and clear feelings about your decision to remove Neil Young’s music in favor of a podcast that has spread anti-vax misinformation,” Catherine Mayer wrote in the letter posted on social media. “If vaccines had been available at the start of the pandemic, he’d be here to have that conversation with you. Instead, I must speak for him. And I have to tell you, as his widow, I feel sick about the business decision you’ve made.” As Andy Gill's widow, I've written this open letter to @Spotify about its decision to put profit before principle https://t.co/OY4YdrqXyz … [Read more...] about Widow of Gang of Four’s Andy Gill Slams Spotify for Choosing Joe Rogan Over Neil Young
TMZ/Getty Composite Neil Young 's catalog is no longer streaming on Spotify -- the rock legend told the platform it couldn't have him AND Joe Rogan , so Neil's gone ... but he's already found another home. Young essentially gave Spotify an ultimatum earlier this week, claiming it's allowing Rogan to spread misinformation about COVID-19 on his immensely popular podcast. In a letter to his managers, he wrote, "They can have Rogan or Young. Not both." The Joe Rogan Experience/Spotify Not shockingly, Spotify chose Rogan -- with whom it has a $100 million deal -- but it also responded to Neil's criticism about misinformation. Spotify says it's actually removed 20,000 clips containing false COVID-19 info since the start of the pandemic. Meanwhile, SiriusXM is seizing on all the Neil buzz this week ... announcing it's relaunching Neil Young Radio -- a channel spinning his catalog 24/7 -- for the next month. BTW, you can still find his music on other … [Read more...] about Spotify Removes Neil Young’s Music After His Joe Rogan COVID-19 Ultimatum
National Award Winning-actress Keerthy Suresh's sports drama Good Luck Sakhi is all set for a grand release on January 28. Chiranjeevi was supposed to be the Chief Guest for the film's pre-release event, but the plan got foiled after the Megastar was tested positive for COVID-19. However, Mega Power Star Ram Charan came in his place as the chief guest. Speaking at the event, Keerthy Suresh said, "This is the movie that was signed after Mahanati. Good Luck Sakhi is a fun movie. Thanks to the director and producers on this occasion. The movie came out really well. After an off-beat film like Hyderabad Blues in the beginning of his career, Nagesh came up with a different subject like Good Luck Sakhi. My look in this movie is very natural. I mouthed dialogues with sync sound for the first time. Thanks to everyone who worked on this movie. I did more movies with Jagapathi Babu. He is now a good friend. Aadhi Pinisetty will be remembered as Goal Raju after this film. I am … [Read more...] about Ram Charan Calls Keerthy Suresh’s Good Luck Sakhi A Meaningful Film!