Apple Music will celebrate 300 episodes and 6 years of Elton John’s Rocket Hour, one of the longest-running radio shows 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 landmark episode.
Zane Lowe will kick things off with an in-depth interview with Elton this Thursday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. PT on Apple Music 1. The two will return to Rocket Hour and look forward to what’s to come.
“Elton John’s Rocket Hour has been a truly groundbreaking musical experience,” said Zane Lowe, co-manager of artist relations and radio host at Apple Music. “Anyone who knows Elton knows how dedicated he is to artists and new music. Hearing him talk about it is so inspiring because he talks about the experience of his legendary career, but without losing that sense of being a fan. This milestone really touches my heart, congratulations my friend!”
Special guests – including Andrew Watt, Arlo Parks, Chad Smith, Channel Tres, Elton’s husband David Furnish, Dua Lipa, Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr, Sam Fender, SG Lewis and Rina Sawayama – will call or share voice memos during Zane’s interview with taking part in the party. Listen to Zane’s conversation with Elton on Apple Music 1 tomorrow, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. PST at apple.co/_Zane.
As part of the festivities, Apple Music 1 will host Rocket Day and reminisce about many 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 new talent, Elton John has always been a champion – from Teyana Taylor to Channel Tres, Lorde and Billie Eilish – Rocket Day’s retrospective lineup 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 add additional episodes of Rocket Hour, and Apple Music Hits will play Elton’s greatest songs on Friday and Saturday, with an Elton John Essentials special airing just before Rocket Hour’s 300th.
Listen to Elton’s interview on The Zane Lowe Show on Apple Music 1 tomorrow, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. PST at apple.co/_Zane.
Listen to special Rocket Day programming and episode 300 of Elton John’s Rocket Hour this Saturday, July 17 on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/am-1.