Slash, Lisa Loeb, Joey Ramone To "Audition" For Drew Carey

The Drew Carey Show will be seeing cameo appearances by a number of rock musicians in an upcoming episode to be taped later this month. Artists who have been asked to appear include Slash, Joey Ramone, Lisa Loeb, Jonny Lang.

A spokesperson for Warner Bros. television confirmed that various players had been approached including Slash and Lisa Loeb, but declined to say who had accepted or provide any more information. Joey Ramone confirmed to MTV News that he had indeed been contacted by the producers, as did a spokesperson for Slash.

An episode that ran last season featured Carey resurrecting his highschool rock group for a 'battle of the bands' contest competing against Rev. Horton Heat (dubbed "The Undesirables" for the show) among others. The new segment reportedly features Carey and cohorts auditioning for a new guitarist, but they are unable to find anybody bad enough to match the talents of the other players.

Primary taping is scheduled to take place August 24.