E! has greenlit the premiere of the newest addition to its reality fray, Married to Rock, a documentary drama that will tackle the exploits of a group of rock star wives and girlfriends, the network announced Wednesday.
Now that the long-suffering wives of the NBA — and the groupies they loathe — have infilitrated the world of reality TV in the form of the VH1 docu-smash Basketball Wives, E! is trying a similar formula — this time featuring the women behind some of the biggest names in rock.
“So many women have a fantasy about landing a rock star,” says Lisa Berger, executive of the network, which also produces the documentary series Hip-Hop Wives. “We’re raising the curtain on the rock ‘n roll lifestyle and showing there’s more to it than the late night partying, ravaged hotel rooms and jet set life we’ve all read about. But of course there’s all of that too!”
The eight-episode series features Etty Farrell, who is married to Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell; Susan Holmes McKagan, The Other Half of veteran Guns ‘N Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan; model Josie Stevens, wife of Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens. And AJ Celi, attached to The Cult’s axeman Billy Duffy,.
Married to Rock premieres Nov. 7 on E!
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