Perhaps sensing that American Idol has peaked (thanks a lot, Sanjaya), the reality juggernaut's producers have come up with a new show, titled The Next Great American Band, which seeks to discover not merely the heirs apparent to Madonna and Michael Jackson but tomorrow's Heart and Journey. The battle begins with a two-hour episode on Oct. 19 (and will air every Friday thereafter). Brooke Band, get your audition song ready, 'cause they're finally ready for you!

Tuesday's Today's News was written by Ben Katner.