'Real World: Seattle' houseguest Rebecca Lord joins band with Keanu Reeves
By Wade Paulsen, 05/20/2003
Who says that reality TV stars are allotted only 15 minutes of fame? Kimberly Potts of E! Online reports that MTV's Real World: Seattle houseguest Rebecca Lord, a Virginia native who was an aspiring 19-year-old singer during that show, is now fronting a group named "becky." The bass player in becky is none other than Hollywood matinee idol (and star of The Matrix trilogy) Keanu Reeves.
becky now has its own web site, featuring downloads of several tunes. According to this Keanu Reeves fansite, Rebecca is currently the girlfriend of becky drummer Rob Mailhouse, who is one of Keanu's old friends (and plays with him in the band Dogstar). The fourth member of becky is guitarist Paulie Kosta, aka Durnan Sawchuk. The band has apparently been together for two to three months.
We wish Rebecca and becky the band the best of luck in this new venture. Maybe it's just that we like to hear that there is something going on in the world of music other than American Idol. ..