First season of “No cover”, hit paradeThe first-ever music competition TV show will air on Wednesday, April 20. A trailer is available below.
Alice Cooper, Bishop Briggs, Gavin Rossdale, Lzzy Hale and Tosin Abasi served as judges to help find the world’s next greatest unsigned original artist.
While most music competitions such as “American Idol” and “The voice” encourage musicians to cover other people’s songs, “No cover” spotlights artists and bands who write and record their own original music. At the end of the first season, the winning artists will get a six-figure recording contract with Sumerian recordsrepresentation of the booking agency of UTAmanagement from Refuge Music Groupprestigious festival slot(s) via Danny Wimmer presentsstudio time at Nightbird Recording Studiosnew equipment from Gibsonbrand endorsements, licensing opportunities and more.
The entire first season was filmed last year at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Since 1957, Le Troubadour has been at the forefront of musical discovery. From the first years of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and EAGLES in the American beginnings of Elton Johnthe first title in Los Angeles of METALLIC and the beginnings of “Appetite for Destruction” range GUNS N’ ROSES.
Besides, “No cover” filmed on location at the legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, CA. This exclusive sanctuary in the heart of the Sunset Strip is a home for generations of artists, creators and innovators, movers and magicians. The Sunset Marquis Hotel is also home to the famous Nightbird Recording StudiosBar 1200 and Restaurant Cavatina.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Alice Cooper is widely known as the original “shock rocker” with a hugely successful career in music spanning an incredible six decades. His hit songs “School is over”, “No More Mister Nice Guy” and “Poison” are staples of rock radio and his iconic appearances in films like “Wayne’s World” and “Dark Shadows” endeared him to generations of fans.
When “No cover” was first announced in October 2020, Cooper said, “I can’t wait ‘No cover’. To me a band really isn’t a band unless they write their own material, and if you know anything about me you know I have a very high standard not only for songs but also for performance. I’m looking for the band that has it all – the one that can not only write it and play it, but also play it and make me believe this.”
The power of alternative pop Bishop Briggs has positioned itself to empower. With the platinum-certified viral hit “River”and opening for COLD GAME under his belt, Bishop shows no intention of slowing down.
“I’m beyond excited to be a judge on ‘No cover’“, Briggs mentioned. “Songwriting is such a therapeutic outlet for me to express myself that I can’t wait to dig deep and learn more about every single person who steps onto this stage.”
As singer, guitarist, songwriter and founder of an iconic multi-platinum rock band BUSH, Rossdale has sold over 20 million records in the United States and Canada alone. BUSH compiled an incredible streak of 23 consecutive Top 40 singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. Eleven of them reached the Top 5, including six in first place: “Descend”, “Glycerine”, “Machine Head”, “Swallowed”, “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter”. BUSH released their eighth studio album, “The kingdom”in 2020.
“I am delighted to be part of ‘No cover’ — what a talented cast of artists to collaborate with,” said Rossdale. “We’ve seen the shows sing the hits – finally the chance to find a real band with their own sound and vision. Hopefully we’ll thrust great artists into the spotlight.”
Grammy Award-winning singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale brings a strong and powerful perspective to “No cover” when she was the leader of the group HALESTORM with his younger brother Arejay For more than 20 years. Lzzy is a leader among her peers and a fearless voice for her legions of young fans. The star of numerous music magazine covers, she has won numerous industry awards such as the gold gods and was named strong wire‘s “Artist of the Decade”. Lzzy also has its own Gibson guitar from the Artist series, the Lzzy Hale Explorer.
“I am beyond thrilled to join my friends, peers and fellow rockers as a judge for hit paradeTV show of the music competition of ‘No cover’“, Lzzy mentioned. “I hope my passion and experience will help inspire and encourage these young bands to chart their own paths in this world.”
Visionary guitarist Tosin Abasi is best known from the prog-metal band ANIMALS AS LEADERS and as co-owner of the custom guitar company Abasi Concepts. To fish was named “Guitarist of the Decade” by guitar world magazine and just landed her first big role in the movie “Bill & Ted: face the music”.
“I’m really looking forward to being part of this amazing panel of judges,” said Abasi. “This is the first time I’ve seen a show like this that actually connects with the music I’m into. It’s going to be awesome!”
“No cover” is co-hosted by the singer Kellin Quinn (SLEEP WITH THE MERMAID, CITY OF PARADISElisten)) and radio personality Caity Babs (SiriusXMit is Octane) with behind-the-scenes interviews conducted by a music industry veteran Matt Pinfield (MTV, VH1).
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to co-host ‘No cover’. I’m thrilled to join the artists on their journey!” quinn “I’ve seen with my own eyes how many talented musicians are just waiting to be discovered! I’m ready for the rest of the world to share in this experience! Get ready!”
As part of “No cover”participating artists have the chance to play with and win prizes through a partnership with the world’s most iconic American guitar brand Gibson. The team at Gibson believes in the power of music, supports music education, and that putting instruments in the hands of those who wish to make music is a truly life-changing event.
Live events are the backbone of the entire music industry and that’s why “No cover” proudly partnered with leading independent rock and alternative festival producer, Danny Wimmer presents (replica, Bourbon and beyond, Epicenter, stronger than life, sonic temple, Welcome to Rockville). Winners of the first season “No cover” will have the opportunity to perform in the future DWP multi-day festival.
UTA represents pioneering artists, storytellers, artists and brands. UTACustomers of are some of the most acclaimed personalities in film, television, news, music, sports, theater, fine art, books, video games, podcasts and more social and digital content. UTA It’s where screenplays find buyers, groundbreaking films find funding, new TV series are launched, new businesses are born. UTA is proud to provide agency representation for the winner of the first season of “No cover”.
Refuge Music Group is a modern music company whose primary function is artist management, but also includes a record label, publishing house, artist support services, marketing, branding and services online/digital. Founded by CEO Carl Stubner, Shelter works with a global roster that includes iconic artists such as MAC FLEETWOOD, ZZ-TOP, A PERFECT CIRCLE, Johnny Depp, ROYAL PALACE, NOTHING MORE and the next winner of the first season of “No cover”.
“We are proud and excited to be part of this creative collaboration,” said Stubborn. “There is a wealth of undiscovered talent in the rock space, and we can’t wait to be a part of the search!”
Winners of the first season “No cover” will also have the chance to record music at Nightbird Recording Studios, located in the Sunset Marquis Hotel. Nightbird celebrates multi-platinum and chart-topping projects year after year, including work with Kanye West, Ozzy Osbourne, Post Malone and U2.
“No cover” is created and produced by Sumerian records founder Ash Avildsen and gold gods producer Josh Bernstein.
“‘No cover’ will be the most real and least filtered representation of the business and the quest to make it an unsigned artist,” said Avildsen. “No music competition show has ever done what we’re about to do.”