READY 2 ROCK seeks Minneapolis closet rockers (40+)

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I bet you know a 40+ dude who has always dreamed of being a rockstar. Heck, he probably has a mullet and a flying V guitar resting in the corner of his basement. Maybe you’re that dude?

Well, time to step it up, middle-aged day dreamers. Daily Show co-creator — and Minneapolis native — Lizz Winstead comes to Minneapolis next week, looking for participants for a new show for Fuse TV she created:

READY 2 ROCK will audition people age 40+ from all over the United States, holding auditions and interviews to find just the right four or five people that haven’t been able get over the fact they didn’t have their shot at rock stardom. Whether it’s the money manager with the perfect wife, two kids, and the vintage Gibson guitar collection he has nowhere to play; or the contractor who always wanted to make his living as a drummer, but built his dream house instead of following his dream; or the guy who still lives in his parents’ basement. These people come from all walks of life and all musical backgrounds.

Now given this once-in-a-lifetime chance, their challenge will be to work together to come up with a cohesive sound and look, to write awesome (or not so awesome) songs and to learning the realities of being in a band — all of them.

Another lame reality show or a potential hit? I suppose it will entirely depend on the talent on the show and how it’s edited.

READY 2 ROCK – Twin Cities Participant Search
DATE: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
TIME: 5-10 PM

LOCATION:
Java Jack’s Coffee Cafe
818 W. 46th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55419-4841

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4 Comments so far

  1. ttrentham (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

    Interesting. Where’d you hear about it and are they auditioning other cities? If so, can you point to the schedule?


  2. Greg (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 8:35 am

    The PR guy said, “I don’t know any of the other cities/schedules yet. So far, I just know it’s Minneapolis and then New York, with more to come.”


  3. ryan (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 12:24 pm

    That Liz is a busy woman, she’s also looking for people that have gotten really bad gifts for a web show with a “confront your bad gift giver” concept.

    You can see more about it over here:
    http://www.yelp.com/topic/twin-cities-seeking-participants-for-lifetimetv-com-s-new-series


  4. ryan (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    That Liz is a busy woman, she’s also looking for people that have gotten really bad gifts for a web show with a “confront your bad gift giver” concept.

    You can see more about it over here:
    http://www.yelp.com/topic/twin-cities-seeking-participants-for-lifetimetv-com-s-new-series



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