I like a "reality" TV show [I guess that is what I would catagorize this particular show under.] The network VH1 put out a show that they should be proud of. The show is none other than Super Group. The premise- its exactly as the name suggests: take 5 musicians from Rock and make a new super group.
The band members:
1.) Bass- Evan Seinfeld [Biohazard]
2.) Drums- Jason Bonham [son of Led Zeppelin legendary drummer John Bonham; many credits including Jimmy Page, Slash, solo works and more; see Wikipedia]
3.) Lead Guitar- Scott Ian [Anthrax]
4.) Lead Guitar- Ted Nugent [Ted Nugent]
5.) Vocals- Sebastian Bach [Skid Row]
Look at the list for a moment and ask yourself, "How can this not be a super group?"
Anyway, the band had to prepare for a show in Vegas [which is where the show was] in 12 days. The 5 members also had to deal with making a name- they decided on Damnocracy [FIST and G-d War were scrapped]. The songs they chose to perform were almost all covers- each of the members' bands were represented by at least one song ['Stranglehold', 'Cat Scratch Fever', 'Youth Gone Mad', 'Punishment', and others]. Damnocracy also did covers of other classic bands such as AC/DC ['Sin City' and 'T.N.T.'] and Motorhead ['Ace of Spades'] in addition to one original track entitled 'Take It Back'. I just saw the last episode and the show fuckin rocked. I wish I was there. Bonham was really damn good on drums [I was surprised because I had never heard him before]. The Nuge- I knew he was good, but I did not know he was fuckin awesome. Everyone of them was great.
The good news is Damnocracy has continued to play music after the VH1 show and hopefully we will see a record and tour by those guys. If you missed this show and are a fan of Rock "History In The Making", then check for reruns of online.