October 19, 2007 10:44 PM by Joe Blackmon
On the premiere of The Next Great American Band, bands from all genre types auditioned
in front of the three judges: Dicko, Shelia E., and John Rzeznik. Host
Dominic Bowden introduced the bands. Just like with American Idol,
there were good and bad auditions. However, with only one two hour
episode focused on the auditions, the show emphasized the good bands.
One other similarity with American Idol is that heartwarming background stories were revealed for many of the bands. Two bands, The Sizzling Happy Family and Northmont, said that they were going to hang it up if they did not get through to the next round. Sadly, neither of the bands made it to the next round. Northmont even got two shots to audition, but they did not meet with approval from the judges either time.
There were inspirational bands like Big Toe and The Muggs, and there were gimmick bands like The Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad and Zombie Bazooka Patrol, but only twelve bands were ultimately selected for the semifinals.
The top twelve bands were The Clark Brothers, a Bluegrass/Country band from Nashville, TN; Cliff Wagner and the Old #7, a Bluegrass Band from San Pedro, CA; Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, a Big Band/Swing Band from Nashville, TN; Dot Dot Dot, a Modern Rock band from Chicago, IL; Franklin Bridge, an R&B/Soul band from Philadelphia, PA; The Hatch, a Pop/Rock band from Brooklyn, NY; Light of Doom, a Heavy Metal band from San Marcos, CA; The Likes of You, a Pop/Rock band from Los Angeles, CA; The Muggs, a Classic Rock band from Detroit, MI; Rocket, a Pop/Punk band from Los Angeles, CA; Sixwire, a Country band from Nashville, TN; and TrÃƒs Bien, a Retro Pop/Rock band from Clearwater, FL.
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