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16 April 2022

Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale Among Judges For New Alternative US Talent Show, ‘No Cover’

Alice Cooper Lzzy Hale No Cover
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Season one of No Cover, Hit Parader’s first-ever music competition TV show, will premiere on US TV on Wednesday, 20 April 20. You can watch the official trailer below.

Alice Cooper, Bishop Briggs, Gavin Rossdale, Lzzy Hale and Tosin Abasi served as the judges to help find the world’s next greatest unsigned original artist.

While most music competition shows such as American Idol and The Voice encourage musicians to cover other people’s songs, No Cover spotlights artists and bands that write and record their own original music.

At the end of season one, winning artist(s) will secure a six-figure recording contract with Sumerian Records, booking agency representation from UTA, management from the Shelter Music Group, high-profile festival slot(s) via Danny Wimmer Presents, studio time at Nightbird Recording Studios, new gear from Gibson, brand endorsements, licensing opportunities and more.

The entire first season was shot last year at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Since 1957, The Troubadour has been at the forefront of musical discovery. From the early years of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and The Eagles to the U.S. debut of Elton John, the Los Angeles headline debut of Metallica and the debut of the Appetite For Destruction-era line-up of Guns N’ Roses.

Additionally, “No Cover” filmed on location at the fabled Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, California. This exclusive sanctuary in the heart of the Sunset Strip, is a home-away-from-home for generations of entertainers, creators and innovators, movers and magic-makers. The Sunset Marquis Hotel is also home to the famed Nightbird Recording Studios, Bar 1200 and Cavatina Restaurant.

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Alice Cooper is widely known as the original “shock rocker” with a wildly successful career in music spanning six incredible decades. His hit songs School’s Out, No More Mister Nice Guy and Poison are staples of rock radio and his iconic appearances in movies like Wayne’s World and Dark Shadows have endeared him to multiple generations of fans.

When No Cover was first announced in October 2020, Cooper said: “I can’t wait for No Cover. To me, a band really isn’t a band unless they are writing their own material, and if you know anything about me you know that I have a very high standard for not only the songs but also the performance. I’m looking for the band who has it all – the one who can not only write it and play it, but perform it and make me believe it.”

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