David Bowie may not be touring in the foreseeable future, but Sirius XM subscribers can get a healthy dose of the Thin White Duke starting next week on a limited-run, all-Bowie channel. Kicking off on Wednesday, October 30th, and running through November 12th, the network will premiere five unheard songs from Bowie’s expanded edition of The Next Day (due out November 5th), as well as rare performances, demos and Bowie covers by Beck, Nirvana, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Bowie joins a list of artists including Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd who have been treated with their own channels over the years. In related Bowie news, the BBC unearthed this week an unheard interview he did in support of Pin Ups. He also contributed vocals to Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor,” the lead single from the band’s new album, out next week.