Ash Avildsen from Sumerian Records, along with Golden Gods producer Josh Bernstein, have created a new concept for unsigned bands doing original music to help get discovered. The new show titled “No Cover” is being launched by Hit Parader. Not only does “No Cover” sound like an awesome concept to find new talent, but the cast of judges and hosts is incredible.
The show will be hosted by Sleeping With Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn, alongside SiriusXM’s Caity Babs, while longtime MTV host and metalhead Matt Pinfield, will be conducting interviews with the bands. The judges are Alice Cooper, Halestorm vocalist Lzzy Hale, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi and singer/songwriter Bishop Briggs.
“I can’t wait for No Cover,” Alice Cooper advised. “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.”
“I’m beyond excited to join my friends, peers and fellow rockers as a judge for Hit Parader’s music competition TV show No Cover. I hope that my passion and experience will help to inspire and encourage these young bands to carve out their own path in this world,” stated Lzzy Hale.
The winner of the inaugural season of “No Cover” will win an insane prize pack of a six-figure recording contract with Sumerian Records, booking agency representation from UTA, management from the Shelter Music Group, high-profile festival slots via Danny Wimmer Presents, studio time at Nightbird Recording Studios, new gear from Gibson, brand endorsements, licensing opportunities and more.
If your band wants to submit an audition to be on “No Cover”, you can do so here.