(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Bob Dylan will host a new music show exclusively for XM Satellite Radio, marking the first time he has hosted such a program. The weekly, hour-long music show will feature an eclectic mix of music hand-selected by Dylan. In addition, he will offer regular commentary on music and other topics, host and interview special guests including other artists and will take emails from XM subscribers. The show will debut in March on XM's deep album rock channel Deep Tracks (XM channel 40).
"Songs and music have always inspired me. A lot of my own songs have been played on the radio, but this is the first time I've ever been on the other side of the mic," said Dylan. "It'll be as exciting for me as it is for XM."
"Bob Dylan epitomizes the American music experience and his unflagging integrity and vision defines everything we hope for XM to be," said Lee Abrams, chief creative officer, XM Satellite Radio. "It is an honor to count Bob Dylan among the members of the XM artist family, and is further testimony of XM's commitment to create original music programming that makes a difference." – by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen