The virtual airwaves are heating up this fall as "Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh" kicks off an incredible series of features that can only be found on the band's official Artist Personal Experience online radio station. As traditional radio segues into their yearly Labor Day countdowns of songs, the Eagles promise-and deliver-something new and exciting. Beginning September 4th, A.P.E. Radio will begin to air guitar hero Walsh's down-to-earth conversations with his friends and fellow rock stars including Ringo Starr, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + the Mechanics).
The channel that has brought "Our Stories, Our Friends, Our Favorite Music" since its launch on July 31 will continue to roll out interviews throughout the season from the aforementioned artists as well as many more of Walsh's contemporaries and influences, making up a list that reads like a who's-who of rock n' roll. While guests such as Starr, Johnson and Rutherford are bona fide rock stars, they're also personal friends of Walsh, making for spontaneous and organic interviews with details that won't be heard anywhere else.
The Eagles themselves will direct the programming of their 24-hour channel, with the band members choosing and frequently updating the thousand-plus song playlist and all other creative concepts for their fans and music lovers in general. In addition to the upcoming all-star interviews, "Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh" is set to include the station host and band guitarist offering personal anecdotes in his own affable style. Music from the Eagles themselves will also be featured on occasion, accompanied by behind-the-scenes stories about the songs. Walsh has also selected tracks from the above artists, plus other favorites including the Allman Brothers Band, Kings of Leon, Wilco, Sly and the Family Stone and more to air throughout the programming day.
"Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh" - along with "Christina Aguilera Radio" and "Radio Weezer," - are distributed across Clear Channel Radio's"iheartradio" network (www.iheartradio.com), which includes hundreds of local radio websites; the popular iheartradio mobile app, which has been downloaded by 2.8 million people in just 10 months; embeddable widgets; and each artist's site, Eaglesband.com, Christina Aguilera.com and www.Weezer.com. Just like the other A.P.E. stations, fans can participate in "Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh" by emailing their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-866-686-1010. Walsh is already known as one of the most approachable and fan-friendly artists in rock, as he has previously taken an active role in answering the mountains of fan mail and messages that the band often receives.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling U.S. album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band's Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums, respectively. The Eagles have also received six GRAMMY Awards, and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.