E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons died Saturday at age 69. Soundcheck wants to hear your memories of "The Big Man." Leave a voicemail on our toll-free listener line: 1-800-543-2543. Or post a comment below. We might include your tribute, story, etc. on an upcoming show.
It's June, which means it's time to find your summer jam! Soundcheck is making it easy on you -- we're putting on a show featuring four fresh voices of hip hop. Join us for a live taping on Thursday June 9th, at 8pm. You'll hear sets from The Freeze Tag, Nitty Scott MC, Homeboy Sandman and Blitz the Ambassador. Tickets available here - and include one drink, on us! Read on for the line-up:
Soundcheck wants you to make a case for a single year as the most important year in music history. Tell us why that year was so memorable, and why it changed music forever. Any year is fair game: the punk explosion in 1977, the grunge breakout in 1991 ... or the birth of Bach in 1685.
You can post a comment below. Or, leave a message in our voicemail box! Just call:
Make sure to include your first name and where you’re calling from. Please note that we might use your audio or text of your message on the air and online.
And tune in! Our "Year to Remember" series starts June 6.
The English rapper Scroobius Pip, in his 2007 song “Thou Shalt Always Kill,” offers the following advice:
“Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.
The Beatles: Were just a band. Led Zeppelin: Just a band. The Beach Boys: Just a band. The Sex Pistols: Just a band. The Clash: Just a band. Crass: Just a band. Minor Threat: Just a band…” And on through to pretty much 2007.
If you tune in to Soundcheck via satellite radio, listen up! Effective Wednesday, May 4th, you’ll need to tune to a different channel to hear Soundcheck on the Sirius XM Public Radio channel live at 2 p.m. Eastern.
XM subscribers should turn to channel 121. Sirius subscribers with the "Best of XM" package should turn to channel 205.
For more information visit the Sirius XM site.