March 30, 2006

Rock Star To Return With "Supergroup" In Need Of Singer
— Ace

Yeah, I know, most of America wasn't watching this show last year, which was too bad, because it was really pretty good. It was like American Idol, sort of, except with rock songs instead of the thousandth rendition of The Carpenter's Superstar.

Afte various rumors of Queen or Van Halen using the show to find new singers, they've decided to just create a new band. But it's not just a bunch of session musicians or wannabes -- there's some genuine names in the group.

Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, Metallica’s Jason Newsted, and Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Gilby Clarke will form the rest of the group, which will produce an album and tour in 2007. The show airs this summer, but it’s still casting, although time is running out. If you have what it takes to front a group with those four rockers, apply now.

Well, not huge names. Tommy Lee isn't primarily known for his drumming anymore, Jason Newsted got booted out of Metallica, and Gilby Clarke was as much of a crucial member of Guns 'n Roses as Jm. J. Bullock was.

But still.

The band is to be called "Supernova," which is just awful. They should have fans of the show send in their own recommendations and vote on the name, too. Can't be any worse than "Supernova."

Thanks to Chickpea.

Posted by: Ace at 09:24 AM | Comments (28)
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1 Supernova? It fits.

"No va" in Spanish means "it doesn't go," right?

So Super "No Va" seems about right...

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at March 30, 2006 09:35 AM (g5Nba)

2 Who on this moron blog can sing? Maybe, we can sponsor someone to try out.

Posted by: shawn at March 30, 2006 09:36 AM (uLve2)

3 Meh. Manufactured "supergroups" always suck. Remember Asia? Or The Firm? Or, hell, even the Monkees?

Posted by: Monty at March 30, 2006 09:37 AM (UdJCa)

4 They should change the name to "Superdong".

Posted by: okole at March 30, 2006 09:43 AM (27iEn)

5 What happened to Jason Newsted, now?

Posted by: at March 30, 2006 09:47 AM (6GK9U)

6 The Monkees did NOT suck! You're just too square to get their vibe, man!

Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at March 30, 2006 09:47 AM (JKlMI)

7 When did you say the try-outs were?

Posted by: Gary Cherone at March 30, 2006 09:52 AM (AQGeh)

8 Jello Biafra did that bit about band names on one his spoken word albums in the 80's.... Mondale is still as good a name for a metal band as any other...

Posted by: rw at March 30, 2006 09:53 AM (5xXdc)

9 Damn Yankees was pretty good.

Posted by: Brad at March 30, 2006 09:55 AM (1F8YK)

10 I. Can't. WAIT!

Posted by: John from WuzzaDem at March 30, 2006 09:58 AM (Pt3Le)

11 The Monkees rock!!!

Posted by: Theresa at March 30, 2006 09:58 AM (tN0oi)

12 Two words: Throbbing Gristle.

Dave at Garfield Ridge

Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at March 30, 2006 10:00 AM (y1hCN)

13 Any idea where I sign up for this? I might be needing another job soon anyway...

Posted by: David Lee Roth at March 30, 2006 10:00 AM (AQGeh)

14 If you have what it takes to front a group with those four rockers,

I only counted three.

Or are they counting Tommy Lee's schlong separately?

Posted by: Alex at March 30, 2006 10:26 AM (fgyj8)

15 Actually one of the singers on this season's American Idol could be the lead singer in just about anyone's rock/metal group. He's pretty damn good but unfortunately he's lost any rock cred by being on American Idol.

Posted by: roc ingersol at March 30, 2006 10:29 AM (m2CN7)

16 No, I meant why did Jason Newsted get kicked out of Metallica.

Posted by: at March 30, 2006 10:30 AM (6GK9U)

17 newsted didn't get kicked out, at least not from what you see in the documentary. it was pretty much mutual. he had a side project, lars and james told him they didn't want him to be spending time outside the band, and he said fuck you, i'm out of here. which sort of came as a shock to the rest of the guys.

gilby clark didn't do shit in g'n'r. izzy recorded for use your illusiion and then split. gilby was basically just recruited to tour.

Posted by: monkey man at March 30, 2006 10:48 AM (RmRzS)

18 Bo Bice. Because they deserve him

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at March 30, 2006 10:56 AM (T/qwP)

19 Manufactured "supergroups" always suck

Poster children: Whitesnake

Exception: Audioslave

Posted by: kevlarchick at March 30, 2006 11:06 AM (C58DT)

20 Allow me to point out one more exception to the "supergroups" suck rule. Firewater's first album combined guys from Cop Shoot Cop, The Jesus Lizard, and Soul Coughing, and it rocks my balls off.

Posted by: Andrew at March 30, 2006 11:45 AM (GnZn+)

21 Asia had some decent songs as I remember. But I didn't find them until long after they were gone.

As for "manufactured supergroups," Brooks & Dunn were put together by their producer or record co. or somesuch and haven't done half badly out of it.

Posted by: Jeff at March 30, 2006 12:03 PM (yiMNP)

22 Speaking of Asia, I just saw The 40 Year Old Virgin. A.K.A. Ace.

Anyway, it was a funny movie. It was a mixture of Something About Mary, Best in Show, American Pie, and Austin Powers.

Posted by: Bart at March 30, 2006 12:13 PM (ikO5u)

23 So what's what's all this fuss about youth in Asia?

Posted by: Emily Latella at March 30, 2006 12:18 PM (pzen5)

24 Last "supergroup" I gave a crap about was Blind Faith. I did hear some good things about Velvet Revolver, but my tastes had moved on by the time those guys came out and I still don't know what they sound like.

Posted by: Alex at March 30, 2006 12:56 PM (fgyj8)

25 "Last I heard he hooked up with the band Voivod. They arent very good"

Hey, c'mon now, i'm all for bashing Metallica but Voivod? Great band. Sure, their last few albums are less then stellar, but their 80 to mid 90's stuff is awesome. "Killing Technology ", "Dimension Hatröss", "Nothingface"...great stuff.

Posted by: madne0 at March 30, 2006 01:12 PM (9fYTR)

26 "Chickpea" would be a better name than "Supernova"

Just sayin'

Posted by: Russ at March 31, 2006 06:05 AM (pSoT7)

27 How 'bout recycling "Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel"? Can't be any worse than "Supernova" [said in breathy, swooshy loud whisper].

Posted by: Tongueboy at March 31, 2006 06:19 AM (nug4S)

28 They could call themselves Jason and the Argonots.

Posted by: at March 31, 2006 07:05 AM (Lvedx)

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