SiriusXM announced today that the iconic rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will launch their own exclusive SiriusXM music streaming channel, Whole Lotta Red Hot, on Friday, April 1st. The launch coincides with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new album Unlimited Love, which is scheduled to be released on Friday, April 1st. The new channel will launch with exclusive track-by-track commentary from the band.
The Whole Lotta Red Hot channel will showcase music from the band’s lengthy career, including their vast catalogue of energetic live performances, genre-blending studio tracks, and a vast selection of music personally curated by the band. Listeners will also hear the Chili Peppers’ unique array of musical influences, with music selections ranging from rockers such as Fugazi, Iggy Pop and Dead Kennedys to funk and R&B from Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Parliament-Funkadelic.
The new channel will feature the band sharing insight and stories from four decades of albums and songs. Additionally, Whole Lotta Red Hot listeners will hear a classic live concert from the band’s archives each month, beginning with a never-before aired 2006 concert from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. – exclusively shared with SiriusXM. The concert will be broadcast on Friday, April 1st at 6 pm ET and PT.
Whole Lotta Red Hot will launch on Friday, April 1st at 12 am ET on the SXM App.
In celebration of the channel and the band’s new album, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York later this year as part of SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series. The special concert will mark the first time that the band has performed at the iconic venue. The concert will air on the Whole Lotta Red Hot channel.
“Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We (John, Anthony, Chad and Flea) spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt.”
“We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect, and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album Unlimited Love, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe. This is our life’s mission. We work, focus, and prepare so that when the biggest wave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean has gifted us a mighty wave and this record is the ride that is the sum of our lives. Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it and tune in to our new SiriusXM channel Whole Lotta Red Hot,” says the Red Hot Chili Peppers.