David Gilmour - US radio session recording
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 05 April 2006

News arrived late last night that XM Satellite Radio, America's satellite radio service (featuring 68 commercial free music channels), is assembling a small audience of friends and fans of David Gilmour for a recording of a live session to be held tomorrow evening, April 7th, at a secret location in Manhattan, New York City.

David Gilmour in NYC
David Gilmour in NYC (picture thanks to Cliff)
Seating for this event, akin to the BBC recording at the Mermaid Theatre in London a month ago, is extremely limited, and XM issued an email to their newsletter list offering tickets to the first twenty people to respond back to them.

Needless to say, we have no way of getting tickets for any of you, so please don't ask! If you've been lucky enough to get a ticket, please let us know - we'd love to hear from you.

As yet there are no indications when XM will be airing the recording, or on which XM channel it will air on. We will update you once we know...

If you are not in the US, or not a subscriber to XM Radio, fear not - you can still listen in, once the show is scheduled! You will need to go to XMRadio.com where you will be able to sign up for a free, three-day trial to listen via their website. XM satellite radio programming can also be heard by subscribers to DirecTV.

Finally, the newest version of WinAmp comes with "AOL Radio with XM". Once Winamp 5.1 is installed, open up the Media Library, and start listening to XM. For your free player, go to Winamp.com.

Our thanks to Michael Mastropaolo, Deb Mallick, and asparaguy0 for the info.