The article SHOULD be called "10 Reasons Why 'Rock Star' is Better Than Idol", and the House Band should simply be #1 on that list.
I swear, you really get the impression from Idol that they hardly give a cr@p. Heck, their judges even reflect that mode, since none of them are even working musicians any more (although hasn't Paula indefinitely been claiming to have been working on another album?)
However hard we come down on the Rockstar "judges" for occasional incoherence, at least the "Supernova" guys don't convey that "do what I say, not what I do" thing which comes everywhere from Idol.
And Mirkovich? Had me the first time they showed him shaking his head and giving a pained look at Zayra.