Tom Morello Amplifies Music, Activism & More With New SiriusXM Channels, Show & Podcast

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SiriusXM is teaming up with groundbreaking rock guitarist and acoustic troubadour Tom Morello on all-original content spanning three new streaming-music channels and a weekly show beginning Tuesday, March 2nd, plus an exclusive podcast launching Wednesday, March 3rd.

The hand-crafted content by Morello includes streaming-music channels that are part of SiriusXM’s Xtra Channels offering, which has expanded even more since its debut of 100 curated music channels in early 2019. Morello’s music channels — Battle Hymns Radio, Heavy Metal Happy Hour Radio, and Riffs, Rhymes, & Rebellion Radio — will amplify the intersection where music and activism collide, offering a wide range of heavy metal music, and explore his personal influences and musical collection.

See channel and series info below.

“When SiriusXM approached me about doing a new slate of shows, I only had one condition, I say what I wanna say and I play what I wanna play,” said Morello. “When the right combination of rhythm and rhyme washes over a huge throng or transmits through an earbud, it can provide a spark for action or a life raft for survival. Music MATTERS. And I’m very much looking forward to inflicting on listeners the music that matters to me.”

Tom Morello

Tom Morello’s Battle Hymns Radio (ch. 1124) will thread the needle between music and activism throughout history and genres. The channel will provide an audio assault of rebel anthems featuring the Freedom songs of the 1960s, the hip hop music that has been standing up for Black lives for decades, and the mosh pit-inciting, radically-raging rock.

Tom Morello’s Heavy Metal Happy Hour Radio (ch. 1122) will feature a hand-selected array of heavy metal music, ranging from hidden gems to classic cuts for a happy hour that never ends.

Tom Morello’s Riffs, Rhymes, & Rebellion Radio (ch. 1123) will dive deep into Morello’s personal record collection to showcase the diverse sonic landscape of riffs, beats, and ballads that shaped his music and career.

Tom Morello’s three Xtra channels are the latest additions to SiriusXM’s stable of music channels created with iconic artists including The Beatles, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Eminem, LL COOL J, Phish, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Kirk Franklin, Diplo, Bob Marley, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and more.

Tom Morello’s Radio Comandante

SiriusXM’s E Street Radio will debut Tom Morello’s Radio Comandante, a weekly show dedicated to a new musical theme, featuring a collection of wildly diverse songs that have influenced him as an artist. Each week his show will air on a SiriusXM channel that suits the current show’s theme. The premiere show of Tom Morello’s Radio Comandante will focus on the theme of American class consciousness and examine the 80-year history behind Bruce Springsteen’s song “The Ghost of Tom Joad.” The show will air Tuesday, March 2 at 10 am ET and 4 pm ET on channel 20, with replays throughout the week.

Tom Morello’s One Man Revolution

This is Morello’s second weekly show on SiriusXM, following the incredible success of Tom Morello’s One Man Revolution on SiriusXM’s Lithium channel, where Morello shares stories spanning his 30-year career as a groundbreaking artist while taking listeners on a fearless exploration through 90s alternative & grunge music that ignited a revolution. Tom Morello’s One Man Revolution airs every Monday at 4 pm ET on channel 34.

Tom Morello’s Maximum Firepower

Adding to the latest array and launch of SiriusXM’s original, exclusive and popular podcasts is Tom Morello’s Maximum Firepower, which will be available on the SiriusXM app beginning Wednesday, March 3rd and air weekly on SiriusXM’s Volume, channel 106 every Wednesday at 1:30 pm ET, also beginning on March 3. This SiriusXM original, weekly podcast will focus on the music, the moments, and the movements that have shaped Tom’s worldview and left an indelible mark on him as an artist and activist.