Metallica needs its own dedicated Sirius XM radio channel


Metallica is arguably the greatest American band in history. Together for 40 years (in 2021), they released 10 studio albums, several live albums and even messed around and recorded a double cover album. Their catalog is long and distinguished. They helped define and then transcend metal music. They have influenced several generations of musicians. They’ve played with everyone from Lady Gaga to the San Francisco Orchestra and they need their own dedicated Sirius XM station.

Do it Sirius. Give Metallica its own station again, cowards.

For those of you who don’t have Sirius, yes, again. Last month, Metallica took over the Liquid Metal station for Metallica Mondays, as they did before when Wired … to self-destruct came out four years ago. It should be permanent. You can keep Liquid Metal, but Metallica needs a dedicated channel.

The Beatles, Elvis, Pearl Jam, Phish, The Grateful Dead, and Tom Petty (among others) all have their own channels. Dave Matthews has one sometimes. Other artists are in charge of the stations. Are you gonna try to tell me that Metallica doesn’t deserve this?

Growing up, the local rock station would have “obligatory Metallica”. This station has changed hands five times by then and they still make Metallica mandatory. I’m sure every rock station in the world has something similar. Probably using the same name.

In the 1994 PCU movie, a character named Pigman works on a main thesis that proves it doesn’t matter what time a Gene Hackman or Michael Caine movie is on TV. This film, released between Live Sh * t: Binge & Purge and Charged, also features the phrase “Play Metallica and they will come”. I submit that the same is true of Metallica on terrestrial radio. And right now, Sirius XM can’t say that. It is a wrong that must be repaired.


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