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Rock Star Supernova Taps Black Crowes Bassist For Tour

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With regular bassist Jason Newsted sidelined for up to nine months with arm and shoulder injuries, Rock Star Supernova has tabbed former Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt as a temporary replacement.

Colt will assume his new duties when the fledgling supergroup--which also features Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, in addition to frontman Lukas Rossi--kicks off its first tour with a two-night stand in Las Vegas beginning on New Year's Eve.

"Johnny's the guy," Lee said in a press release. "Gilby and I have known him for a long time. He's the kind of player that can plug in and immediately make his presence felt. You'll know what I mean when you see us live. We're ready to roll, folks."

Newsted, formerly of Metallica, recently suffered his injuries while trying to catch a 90-pound bass head that fell from atop his amplifier. The accident resulted in a torn anterior labrum in his left shoulder and a rotator cuff and bicep tear in the right. The combination of surgery and subsequent rehab could keep him out of the band's lineup for up to nine months.

"I'm freaking out, my heart was set on finally getting on the road with these guys but my main focus now is to build myself back to 100 percent," Newsted said in a press statement after the injury. "The stage is set for the band, I wish them the best of luck."

The group's self-titled debut album, which was recorded with producer Butch Walker (Avril Lavigne, Bowling For Soup), is due in stores Nov. 21.

Rockstar Supernova kicks off an extensive US tour on New Year's Eve this year. Here are the tour dates:

December 31 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
January 1 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
January 16 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live
January 17 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
January 19 - Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center
January 20 - Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
January 21 - Albany, NY - Pepsi Arena
January 23 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
January 24 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
January 26 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
January 27 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre
January 28 - Worchester, MA - DCU Center
January 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
January 31 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
February 2 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
February 3 - Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
February 5 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
February 7 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
February 8 - Minneapolis, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
February 9 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
February 11 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
February 13 - Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center
February 16 - Portland, OR - Memorial Coliseum
February 18 - Everett, WA - Everett Events Center
February 19 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
February 21 - Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena
February 22 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena
February 24 - Phoenix, CA - Cricket Pavilion
February 25 - San Diego, CA - Pala Casino
February 27 - Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Arena

Source: Live Daily

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1. godlike writes:

OK, so now that makes even more of an odd combination of musicians... What does that say for the music of this new supergroup...? I have absolutely nothing against the Black Crowes..(actually they are quite a good band ) but how the hell did they (Lee and Clarke) decide to replace Newsted with this guy ?

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2. BLACKDOG writes:

No doubt The BLACK CROWES is a great band.However I'm still out to lunch on the so called Super Group SUPER NOVA.I'll just have to waite and see.

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3. Foley writes:

supernova fukking sucks and so does anyone who likes sh**ty gay music like that

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4. JN writes:

battle of the supergroups

Vinnie Paul's, Hell Yeah or Supernova?

What I'm saying is Hell Yeah is going to kill Supernova.

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