The Guns Ní Roses World?
Thatís right the former GNR members are currently auditioning singers for their new band, codenamed ďThe ProjectĒ and VH1 is filming the latest proceedings on that search for a show.
There are few details about this show known at this point but it does appear that the project is a go. The Project have been trying to find the perfect frontman since last year. Top contenders to date include Travis Meeks of Days of the New, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row and Kelly Shaefer of Neurotica.
But the band isnít quite ready to run with one of those singers and still wished to continue to hear new singers before making their decision. Thatís where the new VH1 show comes into play.
"I was on my way to rehearsal and thinking about all these reality shows," Slash told Rolling Stone. "I thought, 'You know what would be f***ing cool? To show a band as it goes through all this bulls***.'"
Snakepit.org also Posted a blurb on the show, here is what they had to say about it:
Ever imagine yourself as a contestant in one of those reality-based shows like "Survivor"? How about as a contestant for the vocals slot in a rock and roll band? Well, we can't put you on network TV; but if you are good enough and have the kind of voice SLASH is looking for, you could be on a new program with SLASH and The Project guys. SLASH thinks it would be very cool to show in a TV program what bands go through looking for a key member like the lead vocalist. VH1 picked up on the idea, and it will be on TV! We're not sure if this is a one-off or a series. The Project has received over 500 demos and have auditioned 15 of these. Long odds, but you musicians are probably used to that. They're looking for a singer like early Alice Cooper/Steven Tyler, a harder-edged McCartney/Lennon. If you'd like to apply send your demo tape/cd, postal address and phone number to:
5664 Cahuenga Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601