The band at the heart of the recently concluded CBS reality series "Rock Star: Supernova" has a new name, following the resolution of a ...
The band at the heart of the recently concluded CBS reality series "Rock Star: Supernova" has a new name, following the resolution of a trademark dispute by a pre-existing group that had used the Supernova moniker.
As part of the settlement, the TV band will now be called Rock Star Supernova. As previously reported, the group consists of drummer Tommy Lee, bassist Jason Newsted and guitarist Gilby Clarke, plus vocalist Lukas Rossi, who won that position on last week's season finale of the show.
The original Supernova, based in Orange County, Calif., has released four albums and is best known for contributing the song "Chewbacca" to the cult movie "Clerks."
The group sued Mark Burnett Productions, Lee, his bandmates and others in June for trademark infringement and other claims. After a Sept. 12 court proceeding, the federal District Court in San Diego ordered Mark Burnett Productions, Rockstar Entertainment and Burnett-affiliated JMBP Inc. to stop using the name "Supernova" in connection with performing, recording or selling music.
As for Rock Star Supernova, the band is already in the studio working on its debut album, due Nov. 21 via Epic. Its first tour kicks off Dec. 31 in Las Vegas.