Apple Music will celebrate 300 episodes and 6 years of Elton John’s Rocket Hour, one of the longest running radio shows airing on Apple Music radio, with a multi-day celebration featuring special interviews and programming on Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music TV, leading up to the milestone episode.
Zane Lowe will kick things off with in-depth interview with Elton this Thursday, July 15 at 10am PT on Apple Music 1. The two will reflect back on Rocket Hour, and look forward at what’s to come.
“Elton John’s Rocket Hour has been a truly groundbreaking music experience,” said Zane Lowe, Apple Music’s co-head of Artist Relations and radio host. “Everyone who knows Elton knows how dedicated he is to artists and new music. To hear him talk about it is so inspiring because he speaks from the experience of his legendary career, but without losing that feeling of being a fan. This milestone really touches my heart, congrats my friend!”
Special guests — including Andrew Watt, Arlo Parks, Chad Smith, Channel Tres, Elton’s husband David Furnish, Dua Lipa, Mike Kerr from Royal Blood, Sam Fender, SG Lewis and Rina Sawayama — will call in or share voice memos during Zane’s interview to take part in the celebration. Tune in to Zane’s conversation with Elton on Apple Music 1 tomorrow, July 15th at 10:00a PST at apple.co/_Zane.
As part of the festivities, Apple Music 1 will host Rocket Day and will encore several of Elton’s favorite episodes of Rocket Hour leading up to the big 300th episode, which will feature guests Yola, The Weather Station and Jake Wesley Rogers. Spotlighting the new talent Elton John has continuously made a point to champion — from Teyana Taylor to Channel Tres, Lorde and Billie Eilish — Rocket Day’s retrospective programming will include Rocket Hour’s Dance, Soul or Disco Specials, and episodes co-hosted by Brandi Carlile, Q-Tip and more.
Apple Music 1 and Apple Music TV will also encore additional Rocket Hour episodes, and Apple Music Hits will play Elton’s biggest songs across Friday and Saturday, with an Elton John Essentials special airing just before Rocket Hour’s 300th.
Tune in to Elton’s interview on The Zane Lowe Show on Apple Music 1 tomorrow, July 15th at 10:00a PST at apple.co/_Zane.
Tune in to the Rocket Day special programming and Elton John’s Rocket Hour Episode 300 this Saturday, July 17, on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/am-1. Details Below.
About Elton John
The career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John has spanned more than five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with more than 300 million albums sold worldwide and the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind.” He is a multiple GRAMMY® winner and the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award. He has won a Tony, two Oscars, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, alongside the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts. Since 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised more than $450 million for HIV prevention, treatment, and advocacy programs across the globe.
About Apple Music radio
Apple Music Radio features exclusive original shows from the world’s top music hosts and artists across three distinct global stations: Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country. Featuring the best in-depth artist interviews, more global exclusives and premieres than anywhere else, and unique programming, Apple Music Radio produces culture-moving, news-making moments and has developed an inherent camaraderie with the artist community. Fans can enjoy Apple Music Radio wherever they listen to Apple Music, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, CarPlay, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod, on popular smart TVs, smart speakers, Android and Windows devices, and more — as well as online at music.apple.com. They can also ask Siri to play “Apple Music 1,” “Apple Music Hits,” or “Apple Music Country.”