Re: I'd like an XM/Sirius "Guitar" Channel
Sirius has a channel called Hair Nation, on which is nothing but - you guessed it - hair metal. Whitesnake, Y n T, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Hurricane, Fastway, Extreme, T n T, Europe, way too much Faster *****cat and LA Guns and on and on. When I first got my Sirius, I listened to it all of the time. Then it occured to me that they pretty much play the same songs over and over. Occasionally they'll drop a gem - even playing some Vai. But they rarely play something "unpopular" like Shyboy or For the Love of God.
I have Roth saved as a favorite artist. Every time there is a Roth tune on I get alerted to the station. Sadly, most frequently they only play Just Like Paradise. I have another for Queensryche, but typically it winds up being Jet City Woman or Silent Lucidity.
I had it set up for Van Halen and Zeppelin, but my unit beeped too much for the same old songs, Black Dog, Rock N Roll, Stairway, Aint Talking Bout Love and You Really Got me.
They do have Jazz standards channels, modern jazz, but nothing dedicated to guitar instrumentalists.
If Guitar Center did have a channel on Sirius or XM, it would probably be as lame as the music they play in the stores, and would probably not focus on guitarists - rather all styles of music.
I do love my Sirius though and regular radio just annoys me now.