Sheila E. Is with FOX's 'Band'
Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik, percussionist and band leader
The worldwide "Idol" connections for Dickson and Bowden are not coincidental; "American Band" is a production of 19 Entertainment, the folks responsible for all "Idol" incarnations worldwide.
Like "Idol," "The Next Great American Band" will challenge groups to perform in several different styles as it searches for the top unsigned band in the country. The three judges will narrow down the field to 10 finalists who'll perform live each week, playing a mix of their own music and cover tunes. Viewers will have the final say in who stays and who goes.
Rzeznik and his fellow Goo Goo Dolls have sold more than 10 million records over the course of their career, hitting a peak in the late 1990s with songs like "Name" and "Iris." The group has a greatest-hits album due in November, smack in the middle of "American Band's" scheduled run.
Sheila E. has played with the likes of Prince,