Launching on the day of their 20th anniversary as band, earlier this week Pearl Jam launched their own station on Sirius XM, devoted to devoted to the band's enormous catalog of material. Pearl Jam Radio, on Sirius channel 17, XM channel 39 as well as at Sirius Internet Radio and XM Online, kicked off at 6pm ET Oct. 22nd with a broadcast of the band's rarities-laden 10th anniversary show at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena on Oct. 22, 2000.
Following launch day, Pearl Jam's satellite radio station will highlight the group's two decades of concerts, unreleased songs, and music from the members' many side, solo and pre-Pearl Jam bands. The channel will also feature "The All-Encompassing Trip," a weekly fan round table show hosted by the manager of the band's fan club, Tim Bierman, and broadcaster/fan Rob Bleetstein.
"I think we've stayed the course in a way that has maybe encouraged people and surprised people," Gossard said of Pearl Jam's 20 year milestone. "And I think there's more that we can do."
Portions of this article appear courtesy of Billboard.com