Submit Original Songs for Competition Show with Judge Alice Cooper

Hit Parader announced their all-star judges for No Cover, their first-ever music competition TV show. Alice Cooper, Bishop Briggs, Gavin Rossdale, Lzzy Hale and Tosin Abasi have been selected as the judges to help find the world’s next 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 will spotlight artists and bands that write and record their own original music. At the end of season one, winning artist 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 via Danny Wimmer Presents, studio time at Nightbird Recording Studios, new gear from Gibson, brand endorsements, licensing opportunities and more.

The entire first season will be shot at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. 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 line-up of Guns N' Roses.

Unsigned bands and solo artists all over the globe are encouraged to enter for a chance to perform live on No Cover by simply filling out an application at nocovershow.com/apply. Entries are open to the general public and musicians will submit their original songs, photos and videos for the show’s producers to select from. Once bands are selected, our celebrity judges will grade these artists on three key factors: originality, presence and songcraft.


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.

“I can’t wait for No Cover.” said Alice Cooper.  “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 am beyond excited to be a judge on No Cover! Songwriting is such a therapeutic outlet for me to express myself so I cannot wait to dig deep and learn more about each person who gets on that stage." added BISHOP BRIGGS.

As the lead vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and founder of iconic multi-platinum rock band BUSH, Gavin Rossdale has sold over to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. BUSH has compiled an amazing string of 23 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. Eleven of those hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” BUSH recently released its eighth studio album, The Kingdom.


No Cover will be co-hosted by singer Kellin Quinn (Sleeping with Sirens, Paradise City) and radio personality Caity Babs (SiriusXM’s Octane) with behind the scenes interviews conducted by music industry veteran Matt Pinfield (MTV, Vh1).

As part of No Cover, participating artists will get the chance to perform with and win prizing via Hit Parader's partnership with iconic American guitar brand GIBSON. The team at Gibson believes in the power of music, supporting music education and that getting instruments into the hands of those with a desire to make music is a truly life-changing event.

No Cover has partnered with the premier independent producer of rock and alternative festivals, Danny Wimmer Presents (Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, Sonic Temple). Winners of the first season will be given the opportunity to perform at a future DWP multi-day festival.

Winners will also be given the chance to record music at Nightbird Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Nightbird celebrates multi-platinum and chart-topping projects year after year, including work with Kanye West, Ozzy Osbourne, Post Malone and U2.

Learn more at NoCoverShow.com

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