News Segment


November 3, 2006

Jason Newsted’s loss is Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt’s gain.

Newsted injured both shoulders while trying to catch a 90-pound bass head that had fallen from atop his amp cabinet, and the combination of surgery and recovery could leave him sidelined for up to nine months.

That’s opened the door for Colt in Rock Star Supernova’s coming North American tour, beginning Dec. 31 in Las Vegas. The made-for-TV band makes its way to Massey Hall on Jan. 24.

“Johnny’s the guy,” Rock Star Supernova drummer Tommy Lee said in a statement.

“(Guitarist) Gilby (Clarke) and I have known him for a long time. He’s the kind of player that can plug in and immediately make his presence felt. You’ll know what I mean when you see us live. We’re ready to roll, folks.”

Supernova’s debut disc hits stores Nov. 21 — the same day Colt and the band, led by Toronto singer Lukas Rossi, make their national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The group will play the singles All Love and Be Yourself And 5 Other Cliches.

Tomorrow night, Rossi and Clarke will perform together on the Gemini Awards on Global.

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