US TV network VH1 is bringing together some of the biggest names in heavy metal to star in a new reality show.

SUPERGROUP will bring together Ted Nugent, Anthrax's Scott Ian, Skid Row's Sebastian Bach, Evan Seinfeld and Jason Bonham to create a new band.

The rockers will live together for two weeks in Las Vegas, Nevada and film seven episodes for the show.

VH1 executive MICHAEL HIRSCHORN says, "What I liked about SuperGroup was that is combined elements that have worked so well for us (before), with an organic music idea."

The musicians will endure boot-camp style training from iconic rock manager DOC McGHEE, in preparation for a concert at Las Vegas nightclub Rain.

SuperGroup began filming Wednesday (22FEB06) and will premiere 18 May (06).

The new band members have not committed to staying together beyond the filming of the show, but plans to record a single are being discussed.