U2 X-Radio: The Rocky O'Riordan Show Episode Guides: 2021

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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: 23
Initially Aired: 2021-01-05 18:00
Including songs by The Buzzcocks, R.E.M., Thin Lizzy, Bananarama and Fun Boy Three, The Go-Go's, Wilco, and The Cranberries.

Episode: 24
Initially Aired: 2021-01-12 18:00
Including music by Madness, Kate Bush, The Bangles, Kings of Leon, Thin Lizzy, Tina Turner with David Bowie, Velvet Underground, and Willie Nelson (on a performance with U2 of "Slow Dancing.")

Episode: 25
Initially Aired: 2021-01-19 18:00
Includes songs by Iggy Pop with Debbie Harry, Damien Dempsey, Roy Orbison, Garbage, Damien Rice, The Blue Nile, Dolly Parton as well as a mix of songs from U2.

Episode: 26
Initially Aired: 2021-01-26 18:00
Includes songs from The Ramones, X-Ray Spex, The Pogues, Lucinda Williams, Gary Moore, Blur with Francois Hardy as well as a mix of songs from U2.

Episode: 27
Initially Aired: 2021-02-02 18:00
Rocky O'Riordan celebrates Bob Marley's birthday which would have fallen this week by playing Marley as well as Bono's cover of "War / No More Trouble" for the Playing for Change project. Other songs included songs by The Clash, Gorillaz, Patti Smith, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Eva Cassidy.

Episode: 28
Initially Aired: 2021-02-09 18:00
Songs include tracks from Aretha Franklin and Bonnie Raitt, Thin Lizzy, The Ramones, Ian Dury, New Order, Holly and the Italians, Rudi. Rocky O'Riordan plays the New Order song to celebrate Peter Hook's birthday.

Episode: 29
Initially Aired: 2021-02-16 18:00
Songs played include tracks by Nina Simone, UB40 with Chrissie Hynde, The English Beat, The Specials, Nirvana, THe Cramps, Joy Division, and Still Little Fingers. The Joy Division song "Heart and Soul" is described as Adam Clayton's favourite Joy Division song.

Episode: 30
Initially Aired: 2021-02-23 18:00
On the show we hear songs from The Ramones, Sweet, Peter Gabriel, Sandie Shaw, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Johnny Cash, Mary Coughlan, as well as a Bono and Larry solo performance on "Dreaming With Tears in my Eyes" as well as a number of U2 songs.

Episode: 31
Initially Aired: 2021-03-02 18:00
Echo and the Bunnymen, The Fall, Kate Bush, Daft Punk, Blondie, The Cranberries, and Lou Reed are played on tonight's show. Rocky O'Riordan celebrates what would have been Lou Reed's birthday this week, and marks the announcement of the end of Daft Punk.

Episode: 32
Initially Aired: 2021-03-09 18:00
Rocky plays a mix of songs from Siouxsie & The Banshees, O.M.D., Fox, Los Lobos, The Zeros, and Prince, as well as a song done by U2 with Sinead O'Connor and a mix of U2 songs.

Episode: 33
Initially Aired: 2021-03-16 18:00
Rocky plays songs from Simple Minds, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Super Furry Animals, Sly & The Family Stone, Stray Cats, The Nips, and Altered Images. She also plays a track by Quincey Jones which features Bono on vocal, and a selection of U2 tracks.

Episode: 34
Initially Aired: 2021-03-23 18:00
Rocky plays songs by The Cars, The Human League, Crowded House, Suzanne Vega, Luka Bloom, Marianne Faithfull, Nancy Sinatra and a wide selection of songs from U2.

Episode: 35
Initially Aired: 2021-03-30 18:00
Rocky plays songs from Talk Talk, Bush Tetras, Paul McCartney and Wings, Eurythmics, Velvet Underground, Sinead O'Connor as well as a mix of U2 songs.

Episode: 36
Initially Aired: 2021-04-06 18:00

Episode: 37
Initially Aired: 2021-04-13 18:00

Episode: 38
Initially Aired: 2021-04-20 18:00

Episode: 39
Initially Aired: 2021-04-27 18:00

Episode: 40
Initially Aired: 2021-05-04 18:00