A clip from the first episode of "Holmes Sweet Holmes", the new reality-show project featuring former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes and his wife/manager Cathy-Sarah Holmes, can be seen below. Twenty episodes have reportedly been filmed, with the first episode to be released in the coming weeks.
Show description: "Chris Holmes, former guitarist of W.A.S.P. and currently in Europe with his new band MEAN MAN, invite the public to follow him, his wife Catherine Holmes and those around them all around Europe during their life. The idea is not a simple reality show, as they are very private persons and that is not enough reason to accept to share this privacy with others. But from an angle of really sharing hope, Chris and Catherine welcome the public into their lives. Their work started four years ago after a silence of Chris Holmes for fifteen years.
"They started together four years ago rebuilding a dream, which is not really easy with no money and no support. But they show how to believe in their dream with whatever the problems are on the road and most importantly: 'no matter what, never ever give up! Only faith in what they do and the support of the fans and a few friends make every day a new day closer to their dream.
"Following them on the road is truthful and real. Chris is having the reputation of a rock star who is very down-to-earth with a funny character. This leads often to great moments showing the complicity between the couple, the chemistry between the rock star and his musicians and his fans and every person they meet on their path…
"The only goal of this reality show is to bring hope to all and the power of love without any mask, whatever the meaning some will give to this word. And at the end of the day, hear from those who follow 'Holmes Sweet Holmes': 'If they can do it, we can do it.'
"Knowing that they can make a difference is priceless. Some parts of the episodes shared in the media and the positive interest of his fans show exactly the special chemistry that Chris Holmes created between himself and his fans.
"'Holmes Sweet Holmes' is just what we call life, love and laughs. 'Holmes Sweet Holmes' is not only following their lives but is also inviting the public to participate with their lives as a part of the reality show.
Holmes's latest album, "Shitting Bricks", was released last year via M & O Music.
In an interview with Noisey, Holmes talked about his decision to move to France back in 2014. He said: "My wife is from France. But since I left W.A.S.P. I dangled around in L.A., trying to find musicians to play with, but it just didn't work out. The change of culture in the last ten years… My kind of music isn't played that much — not like it was in the '80s."
He continued: "[A few] years ago, I pulled into a 7-11, and this kid got out of his car. He wasn't listening to rock. When I was his age, that's all I listened to. That made me realize the kind of music I do here anymore… [He was listening to] hip-hop. And I just don't play that kind of music."
Holmes added: "I was talking to one of my friend's kids — he's in high school — and I asked him, 'Why don't you listen to rock, like DEEP PURPLE or something?' And he said, 'Man, that's pussy music.' This is a white kid. So I thought, if people don't listen to this kind of music anymore, why should I even be here? I'm in my 50s, but I want to still keep on going, kind of. So I talked to my wife and we decided to move. They listen to rock more over here. There's lots more concerts and stuff."
Holmes joined W.A.S.P. in 1982 and remained with the group until 1990. In 1996, Holmes rejoined W.A.S.P. and stayed with the band until 2001. Holmes has not played with W.A.S.P. since.
Holmes in 2013 released a solo album called "Nothing To Lose". Chris composed, performed, and produced the music and vocals, and teamed up with former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor to perform on and engineer the effort.