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The Rockstar Ramblings: More Reality TV

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Rockers from the eighties continue to bring in the viewers for reality TV. With Dee Snider, Gene Simmons, and Bret Michaels regulars on the TV circuit it doesn’t appear this trend will be disappearing anytime soon. Here is a look at some of the other reality shows currently being considered by the networks.

The Steven Tyler Show
Follow Tyler (Aerosmith) through as he takes the final judge post on American Idol. Remember how NBA star-turned-celebrity-clown Dennis Rodman planned to play his last NBA game naked? Well, this is just the type of instability we see in Tyler that apparently others don’t believe or are looking to exploit. Considering this is FOX, I would bet on the latter.

Celebrity Bitch Club
Rocker chicks compete for title of top rock girl. Expect lots of hair, lots of red lipstick, and lots of drama. Who is the top drama queen? No, it won’t be Lita Ford, at least not while host Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) is around.

The Pitch: What is your reality show?
People come on a show and pitch their reality ideas to network Producers and Bret Michaels (Poison). If the Producers like it not only will they purchase six episodes, but Bret Michaels will star and you will feel good feeding Bret’s reality TV addiction.

Real Prison vs. OZ
Watch Jani Lane (ex-Warrant) each week as he recreates scenes from the HBO prison drama OZ.

Shaved: Rob Halford’s Barber Shop
Rob Halford (Judas Priest) opens up a barber shop in the UK for this BBC based reality show. The joke of course is that anyone who comes in is going to get “The Halford” because Rob only knows how to shave heads. Watch for sweeps week when Kip Winger shows up.

The Real Story: The Osbournes
Follow Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne around as they prepare to film another reality show. This time you see the real behind the scenes. What can you expect? Seven suicide attempts by Ozzy within the first two episodes.

Top of the Food Chain
Simple concept. Start with twenty women, all of which have to sleep with nasty guys to get to the next round, eventually leading to a final four, all of whom will sleep with Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), the “winner” receives a free MAYHEM tattoo, like the one Tommy has.

The Search
Watch Velvet Revolver as they take their search for a new lead singer to Thailand. Duff falls off the wagon, Matt Sorum drunk calls Axl, and Slash loses his top hat in this collection of band shenanigans on the TRAVEL channel.

The Strip
A show similar to Cops, but based solely in Las Vegas. Essentially, it’s a show about two cops that follow around Vince Neil (Motley Crue) every time he gets behind the wheel.

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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