[06/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
Cast for "Rock Star: Supernova" Unveiled

[via press release from CBS]



Drummer Tommy Lee (Motley Cr�e) has formed Supernova with bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica) and guitarist Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses)

CBS announced today the names of the 15 performers for ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA who will vie to be the new lead singer of Supernova, a new-band formed by drummer Tommy Lee (Motley Cr�e) with bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica) and guitarist Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses).

After the winning singer is selected on the ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA finale in September, the band will record an original album, to be co-written and produced by Butch Walker (hit songwriter/producer for Avril Lavigne and Pink). The album will then be released in the fall before the band embarks on a world tour starting in early 2007.

ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA will air two weekly broadcasts, beginning with a special premiere on Wednesday, July 5 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT), followed by another special broadcast on Thursday, July 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) before moving to its regularly scheduled Tuesday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time periods the following week.

The following are the 15 singers (in alphabetical order):

Zayra Alvarez

Dana Andrews
Augusta, GA

Magni Asgeirsson
Reykjavik, Iceland

Jenny Galt
Vancouver, BC

Jill Gioia
New York

Matt Hoffer

Storm Large
Portland, OR

Josh Logan
Manchester, NH

Chris Pierson

Patrice Pike
Austin, TX

Toby Rand
Melbourne, Australia

Phil Ritchie
Ocean City, MD

Dilana Robichaux

Lukas Rossi
Toronto, ON

Ryan Star
New York

CBS' ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA is produced by Mark Burnett Productions. Mark Burnett, David Goffin, Lisa Hennessy, Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee and Carl Stubner are executive producers. Conrad Riggs and Eden Gaha are co-executive producers.

  [june 2006]  


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