U2 X-Radio: The Rocky O'Riordan Show Episode Guides: 2020

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"She’s the former bassist in The Pogues and an early U2 fan. Now, Rocky O’Riordan is on U2 X-Radio taking you through the influences of U2, from the bands that came up alongside them in the early days right through to the present day."

Cait O'Riordan hosts her own weekly show where she looks at the bands that were influences and contemporaries of U2 when the band were starting, as well as focusing on early U2 tracks. She shares stories of growing up in the early 1980s, through to her career in music over the years. The show debuted a few weeks after the launch of the station, first airing on August 4, 2020.

Below you will find the latest information about episodes of this program on U2 X-Radio on SiriusXM. Our full U2 X-Radio discography page is available if you are looking for news, scheduling information, and other information. Additional episode guides are available to the right.

  • Weekly Show
  • Airs initially, Tuesday at 18:00 ET.
  • Shows available on demand.
  • Repeats air throughout the week.

The Rocky O'Riordan Show:

Episode: 01
Initially Aired: 2020-08-04 18:00
Including songs by the Pogues, M, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Pretenders and The Ramones along with a mix of U2 songs and stories about meeting Adam Clayton at a London record signing, a Christmastime 1981 show at the Lyceum in London and others.

Episode: 02
Initially Aired: 2020-08-11 18:00
Including songs by The Slits, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Big Country, the Skids, Philip Lynott, The Clash and Aslan along with a mix of U2 songs and stories about U2 through the years including stories about U2 recording "Three," opening for Thin Lizzy at Slane Castle in 1981, shooting "The Sweetest Thing" video in Dublin and the café of the same name in Dublin, U2 recording a cover of Aslan's "This Is" and seeing U2 in Anaheim.

Episode: 03
Initially Aired: 2020-08-18 18:00
Including songs by The Fall, The Cure, Public Image Ltd., Clannad, Kate Bush, Lou Reed, and the Mekons along with a mix of U2 songs and stories about U2 through the years. Discussion included U2 working with Lou Reed on Zoo TV, buying early U2 singles and the joy of B-Sides, and more.

Episode: 04
Initially Aired: 2020-08-25 18:00
Including songs by Blondie, Wire, Virgin Prunes, The Selecter, Specials, The Dubliners, Kirsty MacColl, and the Only Ones along with a mix of U2 songs and stories about U2 through the years. Discussion included how Jimmy Destri almost produced "War," the video shoot for "A Celebration," and how The Only Ones used to be used as a theme song on the Dave Fanning Show and how "Out of Control" was chosen by the listeners of that show to be the A-Side of "Three."

Episode: 05
Initially Aired: 2020-09-01 18:00
Including songs by The Jam, Skunk Anansie, Sinead O'Connor and My Bloody Valentine along with a mix of U2 songs and stories about U2 through the years. Discussion included how Rocky would tune into John Peel on a transistor radio her parents bought her fanning her love of music.

Episode: 06
Initially Aired: 2020-09-08 18:00
Including songs by Pylon, Lucinda Williams, Tom Tom Club, X-Ray Specs, Afghan Whigs, Guided by Voices and Jeff Buckley along with a mix of U2 songs and stories about U2 through the years. Tonight Rocky shared a number of her own personal favourites with us, as well as discussion on some of U2's favourites, such as the Lucinda Williams track, which she mentioned was a favourite of Larry Mullens.

Episode: 07
Initially Aired: 2020-09-15 18:00
Including songs by The Pyschedelic Furs, The Birthday Party, The Buzzcocks, Magazine, The Passions, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers and Marianne Faithfull along with a mix of U2 songs and stories about U2 through the years.

Episode: 08
Initially Aired: 2020-09-22 18:00
Including songs by Roxy Music, The Human League, The Stranglers, Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah!, The Associates, Simple Minds, Sparks, Nenah Cherry along with a mix of U2 songs and stories about U2 through the years. Tonight Rocky took us through a journey outside of London, sharing music from Dublin, Liverpool, and Glasgow from the early 1980s, and discussing early memories of watching Top of the Pops.

Episode: 09
Initially Aired: 2020-09-29 18:00
Including songs by Sonic Youth, Divinyls, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springsteen, Edwyn Collins, Lone Justice, The Golden Horde along with a mix of U2 songs and stories about U2 through the years.

Episode: 10
Initially Aired: 2020-10-06 18:00
Including songs by Devo, the Cramps, Catatonia, Motorhead, Ash, the Pogues with the Dubliners and Mundy. Includes U2's song "The Ballad of Ronnie Drew" featuring The Dubliners, Kila, and others.

Episode: 11
Initially Aired: 2020-10-13 18:00
Including songs by Sultans of Ping, L7, Radiators from Space, Thin Lizzy, Televison, The Teardrop Explodes, and Gwen Stefani.

Episode: 12
Initially Aired: 2020-10-20 18:00
Including songs by The Clash, Joe Strummer and Johnny Cash, The Breeders, Husker Du, The Pixies, Bonnie Raitt, Grace Jones and The Blasters. Also includes a demo version of Roy Orbison's "She's A Mystery to Me" featuring Bono and U2's version of "One" recorded with Mary J. Blige.

Episode: 13
Initially Aired: 2020-10-27 18:00
Including songs from Ultravox, Proclaimers, Roky Erickson, The Specials, Cranberries, Shane MacGowan and Sinead O'Connor.

Episode: 14
Initially Aired: 2020-11-03 18:00
Including songs from Squeeze, Gang of Four, Christy Moore, Eurythmics, The Waterboys, and INXS.

Episode: 15
Initially Aired: 2020-11-10 18:00
Including songs by XTC, U2 with Elton John, Isobel Campbell with Mark Lanegan, The Beautiful South, Lucinda Williams, Vic Chesnutt, R.E.M. and Neil Young.

Episode: 16
Initially Aired: 2020-11-17 18:00
Including songs by The Saints, Suzi Quatro, The Replacements, Big Star, Joy Division, Mo-Dettes, and Elbow.

Episode: 17
Initially Aired: 2020-11-24 18:00
Including songs by PJ Harvey, New York Dolls, Jimi Hendrix, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and Nine Inch Nails.

Episode: 18
Initially Aired: 2020-12-01 18:00
Including songs by The Beach Boys, The Runaways, Gun Club, Queens of the Stone Age, The B-52's, Iggy Pop with Kate Pierson.

Episode: 19
Initially Aired: 2020-12-08 18:00
Including songs by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, The Cardigans, Bikini Kill, Steve Earle, the Blind Boys of Alabama, The Ramones, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, and also "Children of the Revolution" by Bono, Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer. Also included "Always", "Paint it Black", "Promenade" and "Party Girl" live from New York in 1987, all by U2.

Episode: 20
Initially Aired: 2020-12-15 18:00
Includes songs by Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield, Pet Shop Boys, The Stranglers, Bjork, The Fall, Pretenders, Sweet along with a mix of songs from U2.

Episode: 21
Initially Aired: 2020-12-22 18:00
Includes songs by The Clancy Brothers, The Pretenders, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, The Pogues, Frank Sinatra with Cyndi Lauper, The Ramones, David Bowie along with a mix of songs from U2.

Episode: 23
Initially Aired: 2020-12-29 18:00
Includes songs by Cheap Trick, Patti Smith, THe Shangri-Las, Flogging Molly, Van Morrison and David Bowie along with a mix of songs from U2.