April Fool's At XM Satellite
April 1, 2008 at 4:21 PM (PT)
Several of the Rock and Pop channels across the XM platform celebrated the APRIL FOOL'S holiday by changing their name from XM to R.E.XM. To cap it off, R.E.M.'s MICHAEL STIPE, MIKE MILLS and PETER BUCK commandeered the XM satellites, which are named ROCK and ROLL.
Using TWILIGHT ZONE imagery to create a WAR OF THE WORLDS vibe, the flips and the interruptions were proceed by five seconds of dead air, and then the band, through static and other cosmic noise, premiered three tracks from their new CD "Accelerate."