More News on The Next Great American Band

There’s more news on the “The Next Great American Band, ” the new FOX show musical reality show from the producers of American Idol:

Sheila E. (The Glamorous Life) and the Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik will headline the judging panel on The Next Great American Band, a new music competition from the producers of American Idol.

The rest of the field tilts Down Under: Australian Idol‘s Ian “Dicko” Dickson is the third judge, and New Zealand Idol‘s Dominic Bowden hosts the Fox series. It premieres Oct. 19.

That’s Friday, October 19. The premise of the show is like Idol, only with bands instead of individual singers.   I’ll be posting recaps of the show right here.

Last week, the judges took part in a Las Vegas round in which they narrowed the field. “The experience was more like boot camp, ” says Sheila E., who has been musical director for Prince, Beyoncà © and Jennifer Lopez. “We actually heard a lot of great bands, (and) we heard a few people we could have gonged.

Anybody got any spoilers? Heh.

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