VH1 premieres 'SuperGroup' on 21 May

MUMBAI: US TV network VH1 has assembled some of the greatest rock icons to star in a new reality show, SuperGroup which is scheduled to premiere on 21 May at 10 00 pm.

The show has been titled “the ultimate rock and roll experiment” and the band has been challenged to become the “heaviest supergroup in history.”

It brings together five heavy metal veterans Ted Nugent, Scott Ian, Sebastian Bach, Evan Seinfeld and Jason Bonham. Over a span of two weeks the rockers will live together in Las Vegas, Nevada and film seven episodes for the show.

The musicians will be groomed by rock manager Doc McGhee. Their efforts will finally culminate in a concert at The Empire Ballroom in Vegas.

Vh1 executive Michael Hirschorn is quoted saying, "What I liked about SuperGroup was that is combined elements that have worked so well for us, with an organic music idea."

In the late 1960's the term 'supergroup' was coined to describe music groups comprising of members who had already achieved fame or respect in other groups or as individual artists. The new band members have not committed to staying together beyond the filming of the show, but plans to record a single are being discussed.

SuperGroup is produced by 3Ball Productions and Moving Pictures, DPI in conjunction with VH1.

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