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March 22, 2006

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and one-time Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke have formed a new band called Supernova, and will use a CBS reality show to find a singer.

The series, carrying the working title of “Rock Star,” will premiere this summer. Once a singer has been selected, Supernova will record an album for release in the fall. A world tour will follow in early 2007.

Last fall, “Rock Star” debuted to low ratings as a talent search for a new INXS frontman. With winner J.D. Fortune in tow, the Australian group has revived its career with a new album, “Switch,” and an extensive tour. INXS will return to the road April 21 in Memphis.

Guitarist Dave Navarro and actress Brooke Burke will return as the hosts of the Mark Burnett-produced show. In a statement, Navarro promised appearances from Slash, Macy Gray, Moby and Rob Zombie during the competition.


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