Thursday, June 8, 2006

Website Creating Band That Never Meets, Tours Or Shags Groupies Together

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A lot of rock groups fail because the members can’t get along, so now there’s a website creating a band where the members never meet in person. is currently holding auditions for a new band that will collaborate online but may never be in the same room together.

Aspiring musicians audition by playing along to a preselected rhythm guitar track and, so far, the bass player and drummer have been chosen from hundreds of submissions.

Once the lead guitarist, vocalists and lyrics are chosen, the new band and its first single will officially debut June 27.

Bolt Media executive Mike Silverstein believes the contest will show how powerful the online community can be for collaboration and hopes the band becomes a permanent entity.

And while some skeptics think the virtual environment will reduce the chosen musicians’ chances of attracting groupies, Silverstein points out, “Lots of online personalities have become celebrities.”

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