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Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted, Gilby Clarke Search For 'Rock Star'

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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.

Source: Billboard.com

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1. filthyskanks writes:

i want to vomit in disgust

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2. War Nerve writes:

No sh**! I did vomit already.

# Mar 16, 2006 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. 5 Minutes Alone writes:

honestly wouldn't have been a half bad band...but a reality show? so rock n' roll dies right alongside it's integrity...

# Mar 16, 2006 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. slayerdisciple writes:

of course a f***in reality show, i had my respect for jason til this sh**, i might check out the album tho

# Mar 16, 2006 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metalhead644 writes:

this is f***ing rediculous, it sickens me that Newstead would sell out THIS much... oh well...

# Mar 17, 2006 @ 12:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. eddie is real writes:

wow

# Mar 17, 2006 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Teppic writes:

The band could be good but tha reality sh** is quite disgusting

# Mar 17, 2006 @ 8:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. kornknot writes:

i hate reality shows.....but whatever it takes to get a good singer ...i guess

# Mar 17, 2006 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. The Most Pissed Off Man In Australia writes:

Yer this is total bollocks maybe Jason needs a bit more cash for a new piece of equipment......As is the f***er needs im sure hes got enough royalties from tallica nd voivod stuff y the f*** would some1 stoop so low, attention?, recognition? I really hope the album is somthing wierd and not directed at the mainstream audience which probably will. Lol the other guitarist from Gunners lol who cares? i didnt even know the c***s name. and tommy lee as if your career couldnt get any worse i guess since youve lost all of woteva fans u had b4 u thought it would be a good idea to use the fags that think ur show was good as ur new fanbase......this really blows im dissapointed like not i didnt win the lotto disapointed where u get over it i mean like when ur a kid on christmas day and ur sure what ur getn in ur presents and u get something really sh** dissapointed.

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10. Scorched_Earth writes:

Yea-but these guys do have the right to do what ever they f***ing want. They're grown men and don't own us money...

# Mar 17, 2006 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. WAZBONES writes:

WHAT DO YOU WANT THEM GUYS TO DO SIT IN A BASEMENT SOMEWHERE AND NEVER BE SEEN OR HEARD. HOW DO YOU THINK THEY GOT WHERE THEY ARE YOU IDIOT . SO ITS SAFE TO SAY ANYBODY YOU LIKE ARE SELLOUTS ALSO BECAUSE AT SOMEPOINT EVERY BAND HAS SOME PUBLICITY WEATHER ITS ON T.V., RADIO, MAGAZINES, OR A FLYER. SO PISS OFF AUSTRALIA WHAT HAS AUSTRALIA EVER GIVEN US ANYWAY.

# Mar 18, 2006 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Clemmy writes:

Newsted rocks, although doing a reality show doesen't really sound that cool
At leadt he's still making music.....

# Mar 18, 2006 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. no one writes:

lame, need i say more?

# Mar 22, 2006 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

AWW HELL !!! f*** it what are you really gonna do.I could probably get behind this project.But the reality T.V. angle kind of kill's it for me too.ROCK STAR'S HAVE GOT TO STOP SELLING THIER SOUL'S TO THE MAN !!!!!! What's next DANZIG on NICKELODEON OZZY on LIFETIME ALICE COOPER ON A&E.How about Led ZEPPELIN on Oxygen.Yes the end times may very well be upon us.

# Mar 22, 2006 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Queen_Nothing writes:

I watched Danzig on Nickelodeon this morning... jk

If I had just heard somewhere that these guys were starting something up I think I may have checked it out (especially with f**king Newsted!), but this ripped off American Idol sh*t is f**king gay, man...

... c***tails? shots,anyone? no- just me? ... cool! later...

# Mar 24, 2006 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Queen_Nothing writes:

p.s. that wasn't supposed to be censored-- I'm just talking about drinks.

back to the topic at hand... I may end up checking it out...

# Mar 24, 2006 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. The Most Pissed Off Man In Australia writes:

WAZBONES shut the f*** up man i never said anything about them not doing anything productive just that i was p***ed off they were goin to be on another sh**ty reality tv show which in my opinion is f***ing up the entertainment business. I never said anything about selling out u f*** nut f*** you. As for what australia has given u y the f*** would we give u anything u dumb f*** u have no idea how good it is living in Aus alot better than the U.S as good as it is im sure but yer we dont have to worry about terrorism or high crime rates or as much poverty we get pretty much perfect weather all year round we have the best beaches in the world the best cars the best weed the best beer not fosters for all u stereotyping c***s....Spend a week in Aus and youll never wanna go back u little c***.

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18. Chickenshit writes:

Dude need to make a tv show about how to bag a tranny. HAhAHAH

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 4:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. 510 writes:

OAKLAND CALIFORNIA IS WHERE ALL THE ACTION IS....BUD

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 5:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. PM writes:

you c***s are f***ed.
Gilby is a f***ing legend. Newstead is ok, at least he has a good attitude. Tommy Lee is just a standard Amercian w*nker. Hmm... what did Australia give you... AC f***ing DC for starters!
Australia is the best place to live in the world... hands down.

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Queen_Nothing writes:

I wouldn't know about to live (only because I've never lived there), but the visit was cool... Australia does kick major ass!

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. slayerdisciple writes:

no problems with Australia, but isnt AC/DC the only thing good for metal to come outta there

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. BLACKDOG writes:

I hear it's fun but I've never been.I'm still in the process of planning my inebitable world traveling.One of my friend's moved there.He's Black so I guess that sort of dead's the rumor's about black people being treated like they were treated in south Africa dureing the Aparteid era in that country.I lost track of him after he married someone down there.So he could just be the acception not the norm.In any event I hear it's fun.

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 10:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. VO writes:

The concept of this show or band is a very cool idea! My first and only gripe so far is choosing Gilby, "I got lucky Clarke" as the ax man. This dude never even out played Izzy Stradlin! Come on people stop hating on Newstead and don't even fix your sorry a$$ mouth to say anything about T Bone!! This combo is dreamy and will kill all doubters. Sure, Newstead crapped out leavin Tallica, but what a cool way to get your face back on the scene. Producers..Of ths show....Get rid of Clarke! His skillz Can't touch Tommy's or Jason's. Hell call Eddie! He just might do it. This show has potential. Can't wait!!

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25. Queen_Nothing writes:

I love and respect Newsted for his time with the almighty Metallica and always will... but he agreed to this sh*t?!?!?! That's what pisses me off- not the idea of the show, but that they f**king agreed to do it... ever have your hand shake uncontrollably 'cuz you want so badly to b****slap someone?!

# Mar 30, 2006 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. slayerdisciple writes:

post 24 actually newstead did the right thing by leavin metallica, lets face it its goin downhill and its almost at the end the only thing that can save it is if this new album with rick rubin kicks ass

# Mar 30, 2006 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. skdjfsdkjf writes:

lol if your reading this then you have alot of time to go through all the posts and get to me at the very bottom. unless it goes to the top. which i doubt. but anyways, i dunno, reality t.v is horrible. the band MIGHT be some what decent. just wait and see how they sound.

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