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Name change...sorta [Sep. 19th, 2006|09:37 am]
Rock Star: Supernova


Heard it on the radio, who said he saw it on MTV, but it's not on MTV.com, so I searched for it.

Found it!

And it says, for those too lazy to click ;)
Court orders 'Supernova' to change name
15 September 2006

LOS ANGELES: Forced by court order to change its name, a made-for-TV rock band featuring Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee made its commercial music debut as Rock Star: Supernova - the title of the CBS show that spawned it.

The new group, which also includes former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and onetime Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, originally had planned to call itself simply Supernova.

But a lesser-known band that has claimed that name for 17 years filed a trademark infringement suit last month, and a federal judge in San Diego this week ordered Lee's band to find another name pending the outcome of the case.

Thus, a day after Toronto native Lukas Rossi was plucked from obscurity and crowned the band's lead singer on the finale of Rock Star: Supernova, the quartet issued its first two singles under its lengthier, somewhat awkward, new moniker.

"It's going to be Rock Star: Supernova. That's their actual name," said Natalie Geday-Sorem, a spokeswoman for the group's label, Epic Records.

The first two songs - It's All Love and Be Yourself & 5 Other Cliches - were made available for digital download from the online music store Yahoo! Music Unlimited.

Epic Records plans to release the group's debut album on November 21, with the foursome slated to launch a 28-city North American tour in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.

Geday-Sorem added that the label, a unit of Sony BMG Entertainment, was counting on more than just one album and tour from the band.

"It's a permanent thing," she told Reuters. "Once they get off their tour, they're going to go right back into the studio and start to write more material."

For now, the name Supernova will belong exclusively to the Southern California trio best known for contributing the song Chewbacca to the cult film Clerks.

That group, consisting of Jodey Lawrence, Art Mitchell and David Collins, has recorded four albums since forming in 1989.

I personally, have never heard of the 17-year-old Supernova. You? Anyone? I'm sure they have some kind of indie-record sale thing, but still. If people across the states haven't heard of you in 17 years, you're not doing something right, just my opinion.

[User Picture]From: hiversgrrl
2006-09-20 04:14 pm (UTC)
They had a 'hit' in Clerks... never saw it personally.

You know, I know he's 'yours' in our little division thingie, but I saw Tommy on Ellen on Oxygen... I so wanna trace that Mayhem tatt on his tummy with my tongue. Is there anyway I could borrow him someday?
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[User Picture]From: shannonbobannon
2006-09-20 07:40 pm (UTC)
i love Clerks, but for the life of me can't recall their song. so hahaha on them.

you can borrow tommy. he can me like draiman--we share.
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[User Picture]From: hiversgrrl
2006-09-20 08:00 pm (UTC)
Awww! You'd share that maniac with me?!?! I feel so special... and greedy. I would never share the Hiv. Then again you are probably grateful for that!
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[User Picture]From: shannonbobannon
2006-09-20 08:48 pm (UTC)
well, i shared hiver with you too!!! what's wrong with me?
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[User Picture]From: hiversgrrl
2006-09-21 04:47 am (UTC)
You didn't so much as share as I took him away ;). Kinda like in Indiana Jones, when Indy wants that idol and he replaces the stand it's sitting on with a bag of sand of proportionate weight? That's Karma - he was your sand! And I stuck him there while I ran off with Hiver!!!!

And then there was the whole kidnapping thing....
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[User Picture]From: shannonbobannon
2006-09-21 11:38 am (UTC)
we. sound. crazy.
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[User Picture]From: hiversgrrl
2006-09-21 11:52 am (UTC)
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