Salt Lake City's own American Hitmen tweeted that fans should tune in Tuesday at 8 p.m. to "America's Got Talent," on NBC.
The rock band auditioned and was accepted for the eighth season of the talent contest in which performers in a variety of disciplines compete for a $1 million prize and top billing on a show in Las Vegas. "American Idol" creator Simon Cowell helped create the talent show, which is judged by comedian Howie Mandel, former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, model Heidi Klum and radio DJ Howard Stern.
The American Hitmen include three former Marines who began playing together in Fallujah, Iraq, during Operation Phantom Fury in 2004, as well as civilian drummer Phil Snyder. The original three are brothers Tim "Two Guns" Cord and Dan "The Hitman" Cord, along with Daniel "Jay" Jarmon, who teamed for a brand of rock they have previously described to The Tribune as "postwar hardcore."