The TV show is all about a heavy metal power trio named ZO2, who are banging around Brooklyn, trying to get a break. In the meantime, the guys – vocalist-guitarist Paulie Z, stud bassist David Z and Italian, non-Z drummer Joey – manage to eek out a living as a children’s birthday party band named the Z Brothers.
Great concept, right? Yeah, and of course, it’s all too true.
What’s more, the TV show boasts a fabulous batch of thoroughly unexpected guests including such metaloids as Dee Snider, Dave Navarro and Sebastian Bach. And stand-up comics like Joan Rivers, Gilbert Godfrey and Jim Norton. And jam band faves Chris Barron and John Popper.
It’s a wacky and wonderful and frighteningly real rock & roll sit com, and believe me, they manage to squeeze com out of every unlikely sit. It’s a sordid, satirical look at the underbelly of the rock & roll dream.
The TV show’s second season launched in June, and if you want to catch up, the first season is now available on DVD – and highly recommended.
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