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I was looking at the futoncrtitic website and it states that in Summer 06 Rockstar 2 will be on their TV schedule. Was just wondering what band might be looking for a new lead singer? (and that would do the show)

Any ideas? Any leaks?
 

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NatasNJ said:
I was looking at the futoncrtitic website and it states that in Summer 06 Rockstar 2 will be on their TV schedule. Was just wondering what band might be looking for a new lead singer? (and that would do the show)

Any ideas? Any leaks?
Can't remember where I heard it, but Van Halen was mentioned as a possibility.
 

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Those both sound like too high-profile to become reality.

Queen would definitely be a cool band to have on the show, because they have a diverse style and a lot of mainstream fans. I think any real genre-band like Van Halen would be too limiting in potential audience to be interesting. Nobody wants to hear hard rock all the time.
 

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There were ads during the end of last year, maybe running during the first season for new stuff coming up in 06 on whatever network (CBS?). It flashed through movies and whatnot, various programs, and when it rolled through Rockstar I think there may have been a couple names of bands, but one that stuck out in my head was....

Talking Heads

I know that flashed up there. That was several months ago and I've seen nothing more on the topic since. I'm not sure if there were in fact other names but that one was on the screen for certain.

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I am not a fan of this show, but I do have a question on the first Rock Star with INXS. Did any of the women really have a chance of winning? The winner is supposed to perform both the new and old songs, right? How well would it go for the fans to have a woman sing "Beautiful Girl"?
 

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DPF said:
There were ads during the end of last year, maybe running during the first season for new stuff coming up in 06 on whatever network (CBS?). It flashed through movies and whatnot, various programs, and when it rolled through Rockstar I think there may have been a couple names of bands, but one that stuck out in my head was....

Talking Heads

I know that flashed up there. That was several months ago and I've seen nothing more on the topic since. I'm not sure if there were in fact other names but that one was on the screen for certain.

-DPF
I don't know if that band (I'll leave it spoilerized) has enough mainstream appeal for network TV. Also, I don't think the rest of the band can use the name without being sued. They tried to tour a few years ago with a similar name and the former lead singer tried to stop them from using a name even similar to the oringinal band's name.

Besides, if egos and fear on not living up to past success dwindle over time, that band can get back together with the original lineup, which would be much, much better.

They did fine without the lead singer anyway, they really don't need a replacement.
 

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The spoilerized band had a LOT of legal trouble between the former singer and the rest of the band over the band name (and even an attempt to tour with the rest of group under a variation of the name).

Byrne sued the rest of them for trying to tour under the name "The Heads"

So I doubt it's them.
 

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Hmmmm - how about "The Revolution" searching for a frontman to replace Prince? IIRC, Wendy and Lisa have written a bunch of television theme songs since Prince jettisoned them for the New Power Generation.
 

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Didn't Paul Rogers (Rodgers?) recently take over the vocal spot in Queen?
Is that who was performing "We Will Rock You" during one of the bowl game commercials? I thought he was horrible.

Queen would be interesting, but it would be hard to replace Freddie Mercury's voice and style. Of course, I thought the same about INXS, but they basically hired a Hutchence impersonator.
 

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Let's just kill this one right now. Van Halen will NOT be doing this show. A rumor about it happening swirled around a couple months ago, and the VH camp issued a statement saying it's never gonna happen.

Thank god.

"Van Halen will not be taking INXS' lead by participating in a possible second season of the reality television series "Rock Star," according to the band's spokesperson.

MTV News erroneously reported Wednesday that a source close to the program claimed that if "Rock Star" does return for a second season, that the core Van Halen trio — Michael Anthony and brothers Alex and Eddie Van Halen — would be the band auditioning potential singers. The band flatly denies any involvement in the show.
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Link.
 
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