Girls against the Boys
2 Supergroup Rock Dream Teams in the ultimate Battle of the Bands
Lineup #3 - Women vs Men
Women vs Men Supergroup Battle of the Bands Reality TV show for charity concept from Supergroup on Vimeo.
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Sheryl Crow on bass guitar
A triple threat: she can sing, write and play the bass. Help her support the Vietnam Veterans of America
|Supergroup TV Pilot Concept: This time - it's boys against the girls. This is a Reality based TV show featuring famous talented musicians forming a fantasy rock dream team in a music studio for a week or more to see what kind of album they can produce.||
John Rzeznik on rhythm guitar
A great songwriter, singer and guitar player both solo and with the Goo Goo Dolls. Check out one of his charities.
Bonnie Raitt on lead guitar
Once again, an obvious choice for the USA women Supergroup lead guitar who can sing, write and play. Check out one of her charities.
|Obviously, to get these stars would require money, but here’s the deal. Both Supergroups make and release albums and they share in the profits of their albums. Whichever group sells the most albums in a certain amount of time wins. The winning supergroup will get a million dollars each to donate to their favorite charity, plus a % of the album sales can go to charity as well. Also, the stars would receive an appearance payment commensurate with the profitability of the show.||
Joe Walsh on lead guitar
He can sing, write and play both solo or with The Eagles. Check out one of his many charities.
Melissa Etheridge on rhythm guitar
A Supergroup member should be able to play their instrument with distinction, sing and write songs. Melissa does all these. One of her charities is www.vh1.com/insidevh1/savethemus/
|Why this would work: Personally I haven’t watched any reality shows so far because I don’t care to see non-famous people eat worms (Fear Factor, Survivor) or date other desperate for fame people (dating shows, Bachelor). But shows like “Behind the Scenes” on VH1 intrigue people and there’s no doubt that you put this many talented people with strong personalities in a studio together that there’s going to be interesting conversation and conflicts. Plus we get to hear virtuoso musicians and genius songwriters craft their work and create songs that may be instant classics.||
Lenny Kravitz on rhythm guitar
He sings, writes, and plays - a must for the men Supergroup. Help him support his Kidz2000 charity.
Caroline Corr on drums
She's the drummer for the Irish group The Corr's - she can sing and play other instruments as well. Check out her charity.
|Will we be able to get everyone? No, but this concept will work with younger musicians also. I would love to see the women outsell the men. Remember – the winner is decided by how many albums are bought – not by inaccurate voting on the Internet – or by judges with questionable opinions (American Idol). To host this show, I would like to get someone like Bono.||
Neil Peart on drums
Anyone in the rock group Rush could be in a Supergroup. Neil Peart is the perennial winner in any drummer magazine's poll for best drummer. Plus, he's the primary lyricist on most of songs by Rush. Check out some of his charities.
Chrissie Hynde on guitar
She's a fantastic guitar player, writer and singer. One of her charities is www.orangutans-sos.org
|It definitely has to be that Supergroup concept where you take musicians that have made it on their own – but when join together into a Supergroup – magic can happen – or disaster – either way we’re there to catch it on film. The final show could be a live concert where the band that sold the fewer amount of CD's has to open for the band that sold the most. The winning band could be designated the "6 Million Dollar Band"||
Gregg Allman on piano
Once again, a Supergroup player needs to be able to sing, write and play and of course Gregg does it all. Help him support the XMAS JAM.
Sarah McLachlan on piano
Singer, songwriter and musician. One of her charities is www.vh1.com/insidevh1/savethemus
|The best thing about this TV show is that after you watch – you won’t feel like you wasted your time. I can’t tell you how many people have said they watched a reality show and afterwards felt like it was the biggest waste of time. With this show, if the musicians are in the same studio for 2 weeks and cameras roll continuously, I estimate that each day could be edited into one weekly episode. I think an hour show – the first half hour for the women studio footage and the second half hour for the men studio footage. Fans will like the music, the personalities, the conflicts, the competition and the fact that it’s benefiting charities.||
Mike Mills on bass guitar
With R.E.M., he has had a long career of hits, plus he can sing. Check out one of his charities.
This TV show is an idea of mine, Garrett Jennings, that I've registered with The Writers Guild of America. At this point, I'm just interested in the charity aspect of this and this website is not-for-profit. I wanted to introduce you to the great charities that all these artists support. Now, if there's anyone out there that would like to produce a show like this or has any contact with any of these artists, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you contact me through Twitter at @GarJennings to discuss producing this TV show. I'd like to talk to anyone interested in buying this idea from me or co-producing this idea with me.
© Copyright 2004 Garrett Jennings
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