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Smashing Pumpkins Kicks Off New Season Of XM’s "Artist Confidential" September 13


XM, the nation’s largest satellite radio service with more than 8.2 million subscribers, will launch the new season of its original music series “Artist Confidential” on Thursday, September 13, it was announced today. Smashing Pumpkins will be the featured band for the season premiere of “Artist Confidential,” which showcases live performances and candid, one-on-one interviews with noted artists before a live audience of fans and friends.

“Artist Confidential: Smashing Pumpkins” premieres on Thursday, September 13 at 10 p.m. ET on XM’s new alternative channel “Ethel” (XM 47). Encore broadcasts of all “Artist Confidential” episodes, including the Smashing Pumpkins season premiere, will also be available all day every Monday on “XMX” (XM 2), a recently launched channel that provides fans with XM’s most popular and critically-acclaimed original music shows all in one place. The XMX schedule is built around a ‘program of the day’ format designed to provide more opportunities to tune in anytime and listen to episode premieres or catch up on episodes from previous weeks or seasons.

Future episodes of “Artist Confidential” will include Gloria Estefan, Marty Stuart, Mandy Moore, Lyle Lovett, Daddy Yankee, Perry Farrell, Kool & The Gang, Korn, KT Tunstall, Megadeth, The Moody Blues and Blue Man Group, among others.

Scheduling information for XM’s “Artist Confidential,” including air dates, times and channels for future episodes, is available online at


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