Rock On, Reality!
From: Merle Kessler
Two new reality shows will seek replacement of dead rock stars from the population at large. Ian ponders this from his bunker.
I hate to keep harping on this, but the so-called reality shows show no sign of stopping. The two latest ones to come down the tube include one for Fox in which the surviving members of TLC screen contestants competing to replace member Lisa Lopes, who died in a car crash in 2002. CBS will launch “Rock Star,” in which the survivors of INXS pick a front man to replace Michael Hutchence, who died in 1997.
Fox had considered other groups for their program, including Queen, who lost the great Freddie Mercury in 1991.
Well, you know, why stop here? We could take back the day the music died, if the Crickets found a new Buddy Holly. The Beatles are two moptops short of an ensemble.
We could probably create a new crop of Monkees whole cloth, and a grateful pre-teen America would scream in gratitude. Madonna’s changed her name to Esther. How about a search for a new Madonna? Cher co...
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