Rock Star Supernova
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From: United States
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Rock Star Supernova News
Below is our complete Rock Star Supernova news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
LiveDaily.com reports: The winner of the CBS-TV talent-search series "Rock Star: Supernova" will get his or her introduction to big stages during a 27-city tour of the North American arena and theater circuit that opens in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.
The winning singer--who will front a new band dubbed Supernova that also includes drummer Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), bassist Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica) and guitarist Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses)--will have beaten out 15 aspiring rockers vying for the job via the TV show. Of the 15, only six contenders remain: Lukas Rossi, Magni, Patrice Pike, Ryan Star, Dilana, Storm Large and Toby Rand.
In addition to fronting Supernova on tour, the winning vocalist willl also record a new album with the group. The Butch Walker-produced set is due in stores Nov. 21.
The planned Supernova tour dates are as follows: More...
"Rock Star: Supernova" host Dave Navarro answered a few fan questions on his blog at 6767.com on Sunday (August 20), including one asking if the AOL Music report that Rob Zombie will be joining him on the couch pretty soon on the CBS show is true. "That is an old story that they chose to run pretty much out of nowhere," he said. "Originally, we were to have guest panelists come up for an outsider's perspective, but the Supernova chemistry on the couch worked out so well, that we scrapped the idea... As cool as it would have been."
Read the full article at 6767.com.
"Rock Star: Supernova" is set to have a special guest star on soon. "I'm really excited about having Rob Zombie on," show co-host Dave Navarro tells AOL Music. "I don't know if a lot of people that aren't fans of Rob's are aware just how brilliant that guy is. He's super-smart, strongly opinionated and knows a lot about entertainment and art, and having the two meet."
Read the full article at AOL Music.
After a wealth of strong performances and several strong contenders emerging from last week’s shows, “Rock Star: Supernova” appeared to be hitting full stride. With this week’s shows, however, the eight remaining contestants have fallen down a notch, reverting to the kind of karaoke-night singing that burdened so many of the previous episodes.
Tuesday’s show began with Zayra putting Spanish lyrics to an original Supernova tune, with decent results. Zayra, however, clearly has never been Supernova material, and Navarro’s previous advice, for her to start immediately on a solo career, should be taken by Zayra as meaning “start a solo career in Spanish,” as she is clearly more comfortable singing in her native tongue. Following Zayra were three consecutive poor performances, delivered, surprisingly, by some of the better vocalists of the remaining contenders. Magni lost the worldwide audience’s admiration with a boring rendition of David Bowie’s “Star Man,” Patrice was criticized across the board for her rather pathetic attempt at the Police’s “Message in a Bottle,” and Storm delivered an absolute abomination with her version of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” Navarro’s reaction to Storm’s performance: “I hated that.” More...
Following the success of last season’s Rock Star: INXS, CBS has raised the stakes for this summer’s rock band tryout show, giving contestants the opportunity to front the likes of Gilby Clarke, Jason Newsted, and Tommy Lee in the supergroup Supernova. Beginning with what audiences were told were fifteen of the world’s best unsigned vocalists, Supernova, with the help of a worldwide audience, have cut the field of rocker hopefuls down to eight, including the surprising cut of two contestants on the Wednesday show.
While there’s no doubting the success and overwhelming gossip factor that this season’s Rock Star has achieved, metalheads worldwide have been left scratching their heads, wondering how some former heavyweights of the industry—we are talking Guns n’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, and Metallica—have been reduced to complementing a bunch of karaoke-quality singers following mediocre vocal performances. This week was no exception, with some grade-A butcher jobs of songs like Stone Temple Pilot’s “Interstate Love Song” and John Lennon’s “Instant Karma.” It’s of little solace that the song selection for the show has been less metal than an episode of T.R.L. on MTV, but this is a network television show. Still, is it too much to ask for more hard riffs and less phoniness? More...
Ousted 'Rock Star: Supernova' finalist Jenny Galt has told Tara Merrin of the Edmonton Sun that the 'Rock Star' contestants are not impressed with Supernova's debut single. "A lot of people in the group are skeptical about what kind of music they're playing," says the 29-year-old Montreal-born pop-rocker now based in Vancouver. "(Supernova) say they want to do something fresh and new, but then the first track we got to hear, a lot of people were just like, 'Ew. I'm not sure if I like this.' It sounded just like that same old, boys rock 'n' roll kind of glam thing they said they weren't going to be doing. It was a bit surprising."
Read the full article at Edmonton Sun.
Chris Harris of MTV.com is reporting that nine days before the July 5 broadcast premiere of Mark Burnett's "Rock Star: Supernova" on CBS, the three members of Orange County, California, punk trio SUPERNOVA — who formed back in 1989 and released four albums, including 2000's "Pop as a Weapon" — filed a lawsuit against the show's producers, charging trademark infringement.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Diego, names Mark Burnett Productions, Rockstar Entertainment Inc. and CBS Broadcasting as defendants, along with Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted and Gilby Clarke — the three future members of the group this season's "Rock Star" is supposed to spawn and endow with a lead singer. After someone's chosen to front the band, the foursome will eventually record and release fresh material before touring the nation, all under the SUPERNOVA moniker.
Read the full article at MTV.com.
Jason Newsted Wants Supernova Singer To "Surprise" Him
Launch Radio Networks reports: Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, ex-GUNS N'ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke and MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee bring their new band SUPERNOVA to TV tonight (Wednesday, July 5) in the season premiere of the CBS reality series "Rock Star". The trio has been working on music as auditions have continued to find the band's lead singer. As for what kind of frontman the group would like to find, Newsted told Launch they don't have any preconceptions. "We love Steven Tyler, we love Robert Plant, we love — you know, there's different cats that we would like to take elements of, but that's not the way it is," he said. "I would rather have somebody come in and surprise me. Show me some stuff that I couldn't expect. Bring something to the party that we don't have. Do something that none of the other people in the band can do. That's what would be the greatest."
Newsted says the contest is narrowed down to 15 vocalists, but the winner won't be decided until September.
SUPERNOVA will go on a full North American tour once the frontman is chosen and the band records its debut album.
Meanwhile, MTV.com reported last week that a California punk band called SUPERNOVA has hired lawyers to possibly take legal action against "Rock Star" for using the name. Bassist Art Mitchell says his group has legally owned the name for nearly 20 years and doesn't want it associated with a "bunch of washed-up metalheads."
RealityTVWorld has issued the following report from Steve Rogers:
"CBS has revealed the identities of the fifteen singers who will compete in Rock Star: SUPERNOVA, this summer's new edition of the Mark Burnett-created Rock Star: INXS reality talent competition that the network aired last summer.
Scheduled to premiere Wednesday, July 5 at 8PM ET/PT with a special 90-minute episode, Rock Star: Supernova will look for a lead singer for Supernova, a newly-formed band comprised of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer (and former NBC reality show star) Tommy Lee, former METALLICA guitarist Jason Newsted (VOIVOD), and former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke. First season co-hosts Dave Navarro and Brooke Burke will both return for Rock Star's second edition.
Following its July 5 premiere, a special Thursday broadcast of Rock Star: Supernova's second episode will follow Big Brother 7: All-Stars' July 6 premiere, after which the series will settle into its regularly scheduled Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT and Wednesdays at 8PM ET/PT time periods.
Steve Rogers of Reality TV World has issued the following report:
CBS announced Friday (May 5) that "Rock Star: Supernova", this summer's new edition of the Mark Burnett-created "Rock Star: INXS" reality talent competition that the network aired last summer, will premiere on Wednesday, July 5 at 8PM ET/PT. A special Thursday broadcast of "Rock Star: Supernova"'s second episode will follow the next day's premiere of "Big Brother 7: All-Stars", after which "Rock Star" will settle into its regularly scheduled Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT and Wednesdays at 8PM ET/PT time periods.
As previously announced, "Rock Star"'s second season will look for a lead singer for SUPERNOVA, a newly-formed band comprised of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer (and former NBC reality show star) Tommy Lee, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, and ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke. First season co-hosts Dave Navarro and Brooke Burke will both return for "Rock Star"'s second edition.
Read the full article at Reality TV World.
CONFESSOR singer Scott Jeffreys has made the first round taping in his region of the new CBS "ROCK STAR" series. This TV show is to select a lead singer for new all-star band SUPERNOVA, formed by drummer Tommy Lee (MOTLEY CRUE), bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA, VOIVOD), and guitarist Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES). The new lead singer is to be chosen from 16 hopefuls when the second edition of CBS's ROCK STAR returns summer 2006.
"I was actually just curious to see if they would put me through. Knowing Jason is in VOIVOD, I thought it could be intriguing to see how far it might go", Jeffreys explains.
Jonathan Cohen reports for Billboard.com:
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke have formed a new band, Supernova, and will utilize the CBS reality show "Rock Star" as the vehicle by which to select a lead singer. The show will premiere this summer.
Once a singer has been selected, Supernova will hit the studio with producer Butch Walker (Pink, Avril Lavigne) to record an album that will be released in the fall. A world tour will follow in early 2007.
Guitarist Dave Navarro and actress Brooke Burns will return as the show's hosts. Navarro promises appearances from Slash, Macy Gray, Moby and Rob Zombie during the competition.
Last fall, "Rock Star" debuted as a talent search for a new INXS frontman. With winner J.D. Fortune in tow, the group has revived its career with a new album, "Switch," and an extensive tour.