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Rock Star Supernova's Biography

Rock Star: Supernova was the second season of the reality television show Rock Star. The show, hosted by Dave Navarro and Brooke Burke, featured 15 contestants competing to become the lead vocalist for a newly formed supergroup featuring Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. As the show's name implies, the new group was to be called Supernova; however, another band named Supernova was granted an injunction against the television supergroup stating that they cannot use the name "Supernova" for any promotion or perform under that name. With this judicial ruling, the band announced their official name would be "Rock Star Supernova".

The show began online on the Rock Star web site on MSN on Monday, July 3rd with an Internet exclusive weekly episode and premiered on 5 July 2006 on CBS in the United States and Global in Canada. Votes could be cast on the Rock Star website or by text message on Verizon Wireless.

Unlike in the first season, the behind-the-scenes episodes were not televised in the U.S.; instead, they were available online at the official MSN sponsored website, to subscribers of Verizon, and through the Rock Star tab on Windows Live Messenger. However, these "In the Mansion" reality episodes did air on television in Canada on Global, in Australia on Foxtel channel FOX8, and in Asia on STAR World.

Supernova will record an album after the show's run with the first single released in September 2006. Supernova's first concert performance will take place on New Year's Eve at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. A world tour will follow in early 2007. Lukas Rossi became the frontman of Supernova on September 13, 2006.

Five musicians made up the house band that backed the 15 contestants during the show. The house band was made up of Paul Mirkovich, Jim McGorman, Nate Morton, Sasha Krivtsov, and Rafael Moreira.

Profile

Tommy Lee

Name: Thomas Lee Bass
Birth Date: October 3, 1962
Occupation: Rock Drummer
Ten Quick Facts:
1. His current band Supernova is on CBS reality show Rock Star
2. Tommy can play the piano as he shows in the song Home Sweet Home
3. His mother, Vassilikki "Boula" Papadimitriou, was Miss Greece in 1957
4. His father was a Welsh - American soldier.
5. Tommy received his first drum set when he was four
6. His first real band was called Suite 19
7. In 95, he married supermodel Pamela Anderson & divorced again in 1998
8. He has two children Brandon Thomas Dylan Jagger
9. He was a guest DJ during the 4th of July Monster Metal Meltdown in 2005. NY
10. Tommy learned to play the accordion at the age of ten
Discography
Methods of Mayhem (1999)
Never a Dull Moment (2002)
Tommyland: The Ride (2005)
Singles
2005 "Tryin to Be Me" Tommyland: The Ride
2005 "Good Times" Tommyland: The Ride

Jason Newsted

Name: Jason Curtis Newsted
Birth Date: March 4, 1963
Occupation: Metal bass guitarist - backing vocals
Ten Quick Facts:
1. His current band Supernova is on CBS reality show Rock Star
2. Jason left his band, Flotsam and Jetsam to join Metallica in 1986
3. Newsted favors playing with a pick instead of his fingers
4. He is also known for his deep and throaty singing style
5. Once described by Lars as a "human ball of energy",
6. He joined the Canadian metal band Voivod in 2002.
7. His brother, Tim Newsted, teaches elementary school.
8. Newsted is 5'9" & 150 lbs ; brown/red hair & blue eyes
9. Jason eats Thai Curry, Frosted Flakes, Bananas, Ginseng
10. Newsted describes him self as energetic, caring, goofy

Discography
Flotsam and Jetsam
1986 Doomsday for the Deceiver
Metallica
1987 Garage Days Re-Revisited
1988 ...And Justice for All
1991 Metallica
1993 Live Shit: Binge & Purge
1996 Load
1997 Reload
1998 Garage Inc.
1999 S&M
Sepultura
1998 Against (guest)
UNKLE
1998 Psyence Fiction (guest)
Voivod
2003 Voivod
2006 Katorz
Echobrain
2002 Echobrain
Papa Wheelie
2002 Unipsycho
2002 Live Lycanthropy
IR8/Sexoturica
2002 IR8 vs. Sexoturica
DVD & Video
Metallica
1989 2 of One
1992 A Year and a half in the life of Metallica
1993 Live Shit: Binge & Purge
1998 Cunning Stunts
1999 S&M
2004 Some Kind Of Monster

Gilby Clarke

Name: Gilby Clarke
Birth Date: August 17, 1962
Occupation: Rock Guitarist
Ten Quick Facts:
1. His current band Supernova is on CBS reality show Rock Star
2. Clarke joined Guns N' Roses in November 1991
3. He was the the rhythm guitarist of Guns N' Roses for 3 years
4. In 1994, he released his debut solo album Pawnshop Guitars
5. Clarke as a child played musical instruments and neglected school
6. Gilby was born in Cleveland, Ohio
7. In the early 80's, he was part of the pop band called Candy
8. Clarke joined Guns N' Roses in November 1991
9. Clarke was also guitarist for the well known band Heart .
10. Gilby recently produced the new Crash Kelly album.

Albums and EPs
Pawnshop Guitars (1994)
Blooze EP (1995)
The Hangover (1997)
Rubber (1998)
99 Live (1999)
Swag (2002)

Lukas Rossi

Lukas Rossi: Jeff Buckley meets Freddie Mercury? Though you probably never thought you'd hear such a unique merging, this is exactly how mega evocative, singer songwriter Lukas Rossi has been described.

The distinction has served him well during his 15 years in music. Lukas has recorded, written, produced and played with his own popular band Cleavage, as well as co-written, sung and gigged with various Canadian bands, including Papa Roach, I Mother and Big Wreck. He's also worked with producer and Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, and Jay and John Levine from the Philosopher Kings and Prozac-just to name a few.

A notable, soulful standout all his own, Lukas also contributes vocal work for television and radio, singing on national ad campaigns and even an animated cartoon. His credentials, experience and finally, magnetism make for a performer as exceptional as he sounds.

Rock star supernova's Discography

1. It's On
2. Leave the Lights On
3. Be Yourself (and 5 Other Cliches)
4. It's All Love
5. Can't Bring Myself to Light This Fuse
6. Underdog
7. Make No Mistake...This Is the Take
8. Headspin
9. Valentine
10. Social Disgrace
11. The Dead Parade
 
 

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