Will Rocket Be The Next Great American Band?

Imagine our surprise when we discovered from the LA Times' Buzz Bands blog last week that our friends Rocket were not only on the new tv show The Next Great American Band but they had made it pretty far already.

Rocket is the all-female pop rock band from East Hollywood who we first told you about during the summer of last year when they were playing shows almost every day in LA. Then this spring Rocket was basically the headliners at the LAist SXSW party in Austin where they allowed a winning band from LA to join them on stage.

Therefore we are definitely rooting for the ladies and will be watching Fox (shudder) intently to see how they fare in this American Idol ripoff spinoff - did they really need to get a bitchy Brit to fill the Simon role? How original.