Ex-Wives of Rock

Ex-Wives of Rock
  • Athena Bass
    Athena Bass
    “If it wasn't for disappointment, I wouldn't have any appointment.”
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    The Other Ex-Wives would most likely describe Athena like this: fiercely loyal, funny as hell, with a gift for drumming like Animal from The Muppets. They might also add she’s a breast cancer survivor blessed with otherworldly patience - how else do you explain why she put up with ex-husband James Kottak (drummer for the Scorpions) for so long? 

    The other ladies might also tell you that Athena’s had a steady streak of bad luck over the last few years; there was the revelations of James’ numerous infidelities, then their seemingly endless divorce, then custody issues involving their three children. For a moment, it looked like she might lose her persistent war with alcoholism, but she pulled it together – just before the death of her mother. As Athena says, “if it wasn't for disappointment, I wouldn't have any appointment.”

    Mind you, it’s not like Athena’s helping herself – after realizing the error of his ways, James spent most of last season trying (in his own uniquely antagonistic way) to woo Athena back – to the extent that she’s seriously considering moving back in with him. Will Athena overlook her own anger and good judgement when it comes to James? Will her parade of misery continue? You’ll have to watch this season of Ex-Wives of Rock to find out.

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  • Blue Dixon
    Blue Dixon
    "I'm a mother, and I'm a pole-dance instructor."
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    As Ryan Gosling famously said in the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love, “women lost the war of the sexes when they started pole-dancing for exercise.” Blue Dixon does not share this opinion…or maybe she does, which is why she started her ever-expanding pole dance empire.

    If you ask her, Blue will tell you she’s the “most together of all the ladies.” She said it when she was married to Warrant bassist Jerry Dixon, and she says it today. Ironically, the other Ex-Wives feel the same way about that comment now as they did back then – they think it’s a load of crap. They’ll tell you that Blue is the one most desperate to be liked, and the irony of her life is that her efforts to ingratiate herself have had the exact opposite effect. This season, however, Blue is giving up on being liked. Instead, she’s going to try being real. The real irony could be that after years of complaining about her, the other Ex-Wives may discover they prefer the old Blue to the new one. Close
  • Bobbie Brown
    Bobbie Brown
    "Long before Paris Hilton was famous for being famous, there was Bobbie Brown."
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    When she first came to LA, Bobbie Brown really struck the landing; within a few short years of arriving, she was splashed across billboards and magazines, she was a recurring rock goddess on MTV, and married to the lead singer of one of the hottest bands at the time (Jani Lane, late lead singer of Warrant).
     
    However, like most beauty queens in Hollywood, the good life did not prepare her for real life. After divorcing Jani, getting engaged to Tommy Lee, then getting dumped by Tommy so he could marry Pam Anderson, Bobbie slipped into a serious drug habit that lasted the better part of 15 years.   Thankfully, Bobbie managed to pull herself out of it and once again made a name for herself by chronicling her rise and fall in Hollywood in the tell-all book “Dirty Rocker Boys.”

    Of course, her recent success does not mean she’s any more equipped to be grown-up than she was before. With the buzz surrounding her book waning, Bobbie finds herself scrambling to find new ways to pay the bills--a hard thing to do when you’re in your forties with no skills other than looking pretty. Moreover, she still finds it normal to be mistreated by questionable men--including her current paramour Josh, a hipster muppet who may or may not be old enough to drive. She kicked her drug habit, but can she kick her habit of dating deadbeats? You’ll have to watch this season of Ex-Wives of Rock to find out. Close
  • Sharise Neil
    Sharise Neil
    "I have zero tolerance."
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    No one would ever accuse Sharise Neil of having it easy. Oh sure, there was that brief moment when she seemed to have it all: a marriage to Vince Neil of Motley Crue, a fleet of Ferraris, and more diamonds than all the baseball fields in America combined. But Sharise has also been through things that would crush the spirit of most women; the public humiliation of her husband’s shameless infidelities, the loss of their four-year old daughter to cancer, followed by a bitter divorce that left her penniless.
     
    All that strife turned Sharise into one of the toughest Ex-Wives around. Today she’s a successful clothing designer and a ferocious mama bear to her 11-year-old son (and aspiring DJ prodigy) Colt. In fact, it’d be fair to say Sharise has risen above almost everything about her old life--with the possible exception of the fallout from her terrible taste in men. Her baby daddy Kirk continues to irritate, and while her lying ex-boyfriend Brandon is gone, the pain he caused still lingers. This season she’ll meet a handsome dentist who doesn't cheat, lie, or dress like Eminem--but is Sharise really ready for love with a real man? Close