John Rzeznik by Lester Cohen/WireImage.com John Rzeznik by Lester Cohen/WireImage.com

Fresh from Fox:

"Singer/songwriter John Rzeznik (the Goo Goo Dolls), legendary percussionist and performer Sheila E. ('The Glamorous Life,' 'A Love Bizarre') and Australian TV personality Ian 'Dicko' Dickson ( Australian Idol) will serve as judges while Dominic Bowden ( New Zealand Idol) hosts The Next Great American Band, premiering Friday, Oct. 19 on Fox.

"From the auditions, the judges will narrow down the hopefuls to 10 semifinalist bands who will perform weekly in front of a live studio audience. The judges will have their say after each performance, but viewers will vote for their favorite bands to determine who stays in the competition. Voting begins immediately after each show, and the results will be announced at the beginning of the following episode.

"Each week, the bands will perform either original music or covers of varied styles. The season finale brings the ultimate battle of the bands, with the last three groups competing to secure a contract with 19 recordings and the title of Next Great American Band."