WAR of ROCK™
Looking for the next Rock Star
The Ultimate Rock Band Challenge Reality TV Show
PRODUCERS: Mark Slaughter & Greg IngramGENRE: Rock and Roll LIVE Reality TV Series
TITLE: “WAR of ROCK”. Looking for the next Rock Star
LOGLINE (SHORT PITCH):
This show is a LIVE interactive entertaining reality experience. Who is going to be the next R.E.M., Black Flag, Leonard Skynyrd or Led Zepplin . This show is “American Idol” and “X-Factor” meets “The Osborne’s” and “Dr. Phil”. City by City WAR of ROCK is already on the move looking for the next Rock Star. Four Judges not only determine who the best Rockers are in each city but they build relationships with the bands while sharing their experience strength and hope. Helping each band and band member stretch beyond what they think they can do from performing, producing to marketing is part of the rock mentors responsibilities. The show follows rock bands highs and lows as they move through the process of elimination with WAR of ROCK. Focusing on “the bands original music” while developing characters and sharing with the viewing audiences stories of Love, Friendship, Camaraderie, while at times exposing the bands strengths and weaknesses. The Ultimate goal is to prepare for the national competition and for one band to WIN the WAR of ROCK making Rock and Roll History.
SYNOPSIS: Bands submit their original Rock genre music online @www.WARofROCK.com in hopes to be picked to participate in the next WAR of ROCK – Looking for the next Rock Star. WAR of ROCK is The Ultimate Rock Band Challenge. The fans interact with each other, bands and judges and help determine what bands will battle in the WAR of ROCK. 6 - 10 bands are chosen to go to WAR and represent their city/region in front of a live studio audience and the WAR of ROCK Judges. The band that wins the local regional city WAR of ROCK will move on to the semi finals. There is only one band eligible to WIN the WAR of ROCK nationally and who will be crowned “Rock and Rolls next BIG Rock Stars”
WAR of ROCK is much more than just another reality show or a rocked out version of American Idol. WOR (the events latest nickname) is about bringing together new artists with internationally acclaimed, multi platinum, award-winning talent as the show has already done with Mark Slaughter from SLAUGHTER and Vince Neil from Motley Crue.
The cameras follow each band and judge as they create relationships with each other while being mentored by their idol. Hard hitting, in your face, real inside look at what the characters in the show go through on a daily bases personally and professionally. We tell all the outrageous, magical and sometimes even scandalous stories that have developed filming WAR of ROCK. Of course our primary purpose is to bring back Rock and Roll to main stream America while focusing on the day to day struggles and success of up and coming characters within each band. Including but not limited to, the multi platinum artist involved in the mentoring process. WAR of ROCK follows several up and coming rock bands in each city as they prepare themselves for the “Chance of a lifetime” to win the war of rock.
HOST AND PRESENTER: MOJO JONES WAR of ROCK team needed someone to host the show. Someone that not only knew Rock and Roll but could actually deliver the message that this TV show is not like anything that has ever been viewed. The team found that plus a whole lot more by recruiting MOJO Jones as the official WAR of ROCK host. Greg met MOJO while promoting Rockin the Red Carpet with Vince Neil.
MOJO is the star of the MOJO Morning Show simulated on Rock Stations across the southern U.S. He is a United States Army Veteran, a Father. He spent the majority of his 4 years in the Army in Kirchgoens Germany with the 2nd of the 3rd field artillery. He was a 64 Bravo (Light wheel vehicle mechanic). His radio career began when he was 30 Quote: "didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up till then....still working on the growing up part!" He has done Country radio, top 40, news/talk, and of course ROCK! He has been able to travel a lot and has seen some pretty cool things and has met some amazing people along the way. His Rock origins are traced back deep to Detroit, MI his home town.
JUDGES: Three main judges expose bands strengths and weaknesses, what worked and what didn’t work. The show will feature a guest judge as the fourth “surprise judge”. The judges are involved from choosing the bands from the online submittal process to watching each band perform LIVE and critiquing the contestants' performances minutes after their LIVE performance is complete. At the end of the night the judges determine who moves on to the semi finals.
First Episode Judges: (Birmingham) Greg Ingram, Brantly Thompson, Claudia Myrick and Phoenix Benjamin.
Second Episode Judges: (Nashville) Mark Slaughter, Greg Ingram, Claudia Myrick and Phoenix Benjamin.
Third Episode Judges: (Dallas) Mark Slaughter, Greg Ingram, Claudia Myrick and Phoenix Benjamin.
1. Musicianship: Overall skill, artistic sensitivity and tightness of the band and its members. Is the band as a whole technically, spiritually and emotionally ready to move to the next level?
2. Originality: how are the bands lyrics, uniqueness of the band, sense of innovation hold up? Example: Does the band have fresh, new ideas. Adds their own spin and signature to what they are doing.,
3. Showmanship: Bands appeal is universal their sound is all their own and their story's unique. Do they have eye catching stage antics? Does the band carry themselves in such a way that everyone wants to watch as well as listen.
4. Rockability: Ability to entertain and engage and rock a crowd with original music. Are they enthusiastic, exciting to watch and have Rock star appeal?
WAR of ROCK is in the process of recruiting and negotiating several rock icons and celebrities to be Judges and Mentors with WAR of ROCK.
MUSIC GENRE: Click here to see the Rock Music Genre acceptable for competition for WAR of ROCK.
CONTESTANT ELIGIBILITY: The eligible age-range for contestants is currently 15 years old and no top age had been set yet. The contestants must be legal U.S. residents, and must not hold any current recording or talent representation contract by the semifinal stage.
ONLINE AUDITIONS: Marketing to bands can be tricky and the WAR of ROCK Scout team is always careful to make sure up and coming rock bands in each giving city know that there is an opportunity. Recently, WAR of ROCK partnered with Lou Plaia and his Reverbnation.com team. Reverbnation.com has over 1.4 million artists. They are getting the word out to the bands quickly and with great success with their state of the art, one of a kind, platform.
WAR of ROCK test marketed several different ways to do auditions but found that the outline above was the most cost effective as well as the best way to get fans involved in WAR of ROCK for fast support. Since the July 28th 2011 launch WAR of ROCK has enjoyed applaud and support from fans, artist and media. To date over 3000 twitter followers and 1800 facebook likes in a short nine week run with just two shows under its belt. Birmingham Aug. 6th 2011and Nashville September 10th 2011.
PRODUCING: Each regional winner will be surprised at the end of the night to find out that one of the Judges will help in the producing of a single. For instance the Nashville and Birmingham winners will be produced by Mark Slaughter.
Mentoring in Rock and Roll - Join Mark Slaughter from Multi Platinum Band SLAUGHTER as he Judges, Mentors and Develops Relationships with up and coming Rock and Roll bands like the WINNER from WAR of ROCK Round One .. Mama Piranha from AL. Visithttp://www.WARofROCK.com/ for details.
Other celebrity Judges include Actor Greg Ingram, Claudia Myrick and Phoenix Benjamin.
Cheer on several Rock Bands as they compete for Regional and National spots on the WAR of ROCK Tour where the GRAND PRIZE is $25,000.00 CASH and a TOUR with Rock Icon Vince Neil of Motley Crue.
This show is a LIVE interactive entertaining reality experience. Who is going to be the next R.E.M., Black Flag, Leonard Skynyrd or Led Zepplin . This show is “American Idol” and “X-Factor” meets “The Osborne’s” and “Dr. Phil”. City by City WAR of ROCK is already on the move looking for the next Rock Star. Four Judges not only determine who the best Rockers are in each city but they build relation...See More
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Mark Slaughter, Greg Ingram, MOJO JONES Host,Michael Nast,Claudia Myrick, Brantly Thompson from Brand New Machine, Phoenix Benjamin Award Winning Artist, Dereak Messer from MESSER, Stacie Huckeba photographer/ film maker and Craig Robinson