Thursday, January 17, 2008

Live roundtable discussion show "Tales from the Golden Road" premieres January 20
Scheduled guests include Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir

SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today the debut of a monthly live roundtable show hosted by Grateful Dead experts David Gans and Gary Lambert on SIRIUS' exclusive Grateful Dead Channel. "Tales from the Golden Road" will premiere this Sunday, January 20 at 4 p.m. ET, with an encore January 21 at 10 a.m. ET on the Grateful Dead Channel, SIRIUS channel 32.
In the premiere episode of "Tales from the Golden Road," Gans and Lambert will be joined by Grateful Dead and RatDog guitarist Bob Weir, longtime Grateful Dead publicist and historian Dennis McNally, and the producer of the Trips Festival film, Eric Christensen. The roundtable discussion will focus on the early era of the Grateful Dead and the Trips Festival, a three-day event in 1966 that involved some of the earliest Dead performances chronicled in Christensen's film. The two-hour monthly show will invite Grateful Dead fans to call in and participate.

The Grateful Dead Channel, dedicated to the music and legacy of the Grateful Dead, launched exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio in 2007. The channel features music spanning the entire career of the Grateful Dead with unreleased concert recordings and original shows hosted by band members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann. The channel also features archival interviews with Jerry Garcia and contributions from Grateful Dead expert David Gans and Dead archivist David Lemieux.

[Published on: 1/17/08]