Aug 27th, 2007 // 8 Comments

The Next Great American Band, the American Idol spinoff that will somehow put 10 bands through the Idol paces, will have Sheila E. in the Paula Abdul role, Johnny Rzeznik in the Randy Jackson role, and an Australian guy whose nickname is–I am not kidding–”Dicko” in the, um, “dicko” role. Finding someone with a crazy accent was a nice touch, guys. [USA Today]

  1. brainchild

    could they have found a worse photo of Sheila E to use??? Sheesh.

    That said, I will be watching just to see her on TV once a week.

  2. PengIn

    Australian? I thought Flight of the Conchords had rekindled America’s deep rooted hatred for those guys.

  3. Maura Johnston

    I am really kicking myself for not making a Jocko joke here. Dammit.

  4. KurticusMaximus

    Don’t forget about the other band contest, the one with Johnny Rotten as a judge. At least, that’s what the commercial claims.

  5. SBJ

    I can do nothing but sit here and kind of gurgle.

  6. Thierry

    How original – turns out that Dicko is the Australian Simon:
    [en.wikipedia.org]

  7. BawstonSean

    I know some kids that will be competing in this. They’re the ones dressed like zombies. Yeah, that’s right they dress like zombies and all their songs are about zombies. It’s a great gimmick – they’re gonna be huge, mark my words.

  8. Thierry

    @BawstonSean: Better than the 88-year-old grandma mentioned in the USA Today piece?

    And more importantly, will she make us forget Rappin’ Granny?
    [youtube.com]

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