Some aging rockers are forming a made-for-television band.
Variety‘s Josef Adalian has details.
CBS’ “Rock Star” is adding some heavy mettle to its lineup this summer. Drummer Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), along with guitarists Jason Newsted (Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), are forming a new band called Supernova and will use the Mark Burnett-produced “Rock Star” to search for a lead singer. Season one had the surviving members of INXS on the hunt for someone to replace the late Michael Hutchence.
In addition, “Rock Star” has signed songwriter-performer Butch Walker to produce Supernova’s first album, to be released just before the new band hits the road in 2007. Walker, named Rolling Stone’s 2005 “hot” producer, has written or produced tracks for Avril Lavigne, Pink, Bowling for Soup and Tommy Lee.
Dave Navarro and Brooke Burke will return as hosts. Each weekly segseg will also now feature guest appearances by celebs or rockers. “Friends of mine, like Slash, Macy Gray, Moby and Rob Zombie, will join us and throw in their two cents about who should stay and who should go,” Navarro said.
Supernova is following a path well trod by the likes of the Partridge Family, the Archies, Josie and the Pussycats, the Brady Bunch Kids, and the Monkees.
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