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Alice Cooper launches SiriusXM golf show with PGA Tour champ

The show, "Rolling the Rock," will pair the rock legend with golf champ Rocco Mediate; it debuts Tuesday on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio.

The show, "Rolling the Rock," will pair the rock legend with golf champ Rocco Mediate; it debuts Tuesday on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio.

From left: Rock musician Alice Cooper and professional golfer Rocco Mediate. (
From left: Rock musician Alice Cooper and professional golfer Rocco Mediate. (Courtesy photos)

Rock legend Alice Cooper is teaming up with a professional golf legend for a new SiriusXM radio show dedicated to the sport.

The show, “Rolling the Rock” will pair Cooper with six-time PGA Tour champion Rocco Mediate, who is also Cooper’s leisure golf partner. The two will discuss their careers and chat with guests from the world of professional sports and entertainment, a SiriusXM spokesperson said in a statement.

Rolling the Rock debuts Tuesday, July 2 on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio (Channel 92) and on the SiriusXM app for phones, tablets, smart speakers and connected TVs. New SiriusXM streaming customers can score three months of service for just $1 when they sign up for an account by clicking or tapping here. SiriusXM streaming plans start at $10 per month, and include more than 400 channels of music, talk, sports and entertainment along with thousands of podcast episodes and on-demand music streaming powered by Pandora.

“Rocco asked me to do this show with him, talking about rock and golf, and it could not be a more perfect fit,” Cooper said on Monday. “We’ve known each other a long time. We’ve played in many tournaments together. He’s a frustrated rocker, and I’m a frustrated golfer. It’s match made on the fairway to heaven. It’s an ‘anything goes’ show that is all improv – we have no idea what we’re going to talk about until we start talking. We’re quite literally just rolling the rock.”

“Alice and Rocco are larger-than-life personalities with a deep mutual love of golf and music, and on SiriusXM they have a platform to share their passion for both with our audience,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “When you bring together two people who are among the best at what they do, and give them the freedom to create a show that truly showcases their personalities and perspectives, you get dynamic and compelling programming. If you are into golf, music or both, this is a show you don’t want to miss.”

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SiriusXM provided the following biographies for Cooper and Mediate:

Known as the architect of shock rock, Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that drew inspiration from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock. His extraordinary career in music has spanned 60 years, starting in the 1960s as leader of the Alice Cooper Band, whose albums “School’s Out” and “Billion Dollar Babies” climbed the charts in the 1970s. Cooper and the other members of the Alice Cooper Band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. As a solo artist, Cooper’s hits include “You and Me,” “I Never Cry” and “Welcome to My Nightmare.” Cooper continues to tour regularly today, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.

Mediate joined the PGA Tour in 1986 and earned the first of his six tour wins at the 1991 Doral-Ryder Open. He finished in the top 10 in major championships four times in his career. Perhaps the most memorable of these was his runner-up finish at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, when he competed head-to-head against Tiger Woods over 19 playoff holes. Mediate has four wins on PGA Tour Champions since joining in 2013, including a major victory at the 2016 Senior PGA Championship.

In addition to “Rolling the Rock,” Mediaite also hosts “The Rocco Hour” Monday and Tuesday evenings on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio. The channel also airs exclusive coverage of the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, PGA Championship, the Open Championship and other pro golf events.

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