Rock Star Supernova Frontman Speaks Out
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Ben Rayner of the Toronto Star recently conducted an interview with ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA frontman Lukas Rossi. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
On ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA coming to an end this past spring after dismal sales of its debut album and disastrous concert reviews:
"It takes a chunk out of you, man. I'm not gonna lie. I thought it was gonna go on longer. I think my ego got blown a little out of proportion after it was all said and done, and coming back down to earth is obviously where I belong. Coming off that tour, it was like: 'Where's all the glory?' But I like it where I am right now. If I have to pay my dues until I die, that's the way God wants it to be."
On weaving his way across Canada on a small-venue acoustic tour that brings him to Lee's Palace in Toronto Sunday night (November 25):
"It's not really an adjustment. I've always been a really hard worker. In my other bands, no one did shit for us. It's just as hard on my wife [former porn star Kendra Jade] as it is on me. I failed my driver's test four times so, unfortunately, she's been having to do all the driving. She basically tour-manages and handles all the crazy people and so forth that I can't. ... She's good support. We get hard on each other sometimes – it's pretty grueling, driving and playing, driving and playing, especially in the winter. I'm sick now and I have 10 shows in a row to do. But the fans are waiting, man, so it's my pleasure to do it."
On ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA's possible comeback:
"It actually felt like a real band. I thought it was gonna go on much longer. But at the end of the tour, everyone just kind of went off and started deejay-ing or whatever [apparently referring to ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA drummer Tommy Lee]. I don't know what that's about, but let 'em do what they want. I'd just started to fire. I'm ready to start rockin'. I'm just getting my feet wet and I've got no time to relax. I don't have time to make pit stops. I'm not a deejay.
"All these [solo acoustic] shows in Canada are sold out, man, and they're not there to see Tommy Lee. They're there to see me. And that's a good feeling."
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