E! series to follow the real wives of rock stars
By James Hibberd
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The spouses of rock stars will step into the spotlight for a docu-series on E!.
The network is teaming with "Real World" producer Bunim-Murray Prods. for "Married to Rock," which stars three women married to members of famous bands and one who hopes to join their ranks.
The cast features Susan Holmes McKagan, married to former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, who joined and left Jane's Addiction this year; Etty Farrell, whose husband is Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell; Josie Stevens, a model married to Billy Idol's longtime guitarist Steve Stevens; and AJ Celi, who has been in a relationship with guitarist Billy Duffy of the Cult for the past three years.
"So many women have a fantasy about landing a rock star," said Lisa Berger, executive vice president of programing at E! "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 season kicks off with Etty Farrell working on organizing the latest incarnation of Lollapalooza while weighing in on Josie Stevens' decision to re-tie the knot at the Hollywood Castle. Meanwhile, Celi, a VIP director at a Hollywood nightclub, pressures Duffy to walk down the aisle. And supermodel Susan Holmes McKagan struggles to get a new collection in her swimwear line ready for launch.
E! has ordered eight episodes of the series, which will premiere at 10:30 p.m. November 7 after the Season 3 debut of "Kendra."
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