CBS announced the new season of Rock Star this past week. The format will be similar to last season but we will get an “all-star” band/project instead of an established band like INXS.
Taken from the official press release (via Melodicrock.com):
Press Release / New Lead Singer To Be Chosen From 16 Hopefuls When The Second Edition Of CBS’s Rock Star Returns Summer 2006.
New Album To Be Produced By Butch Walker (Rolling Stone Magazine’s 2005 “Hot Producer Of The Year”)
CBS and Mark Burnett Productions announced today that legendary musicians from some of the biggest American rock bands have joined forces to form a new band, Supernova, and will use CBS’s Rock Star (working title) as the competition to determine the new lead singer.
Supernova will feature drummer Tommy Lee (Motley Crüe), Jason Newsted (Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses). The second edition of CBS’s Rock Star will premiere on the Network this summer.
After the winning singer is selected on CBS’s Rock Star, Supernova will record an original album, to be co-written and produced by Butch Walker (hit songwriter/producer for Avril Lavigne, Pink) that will be released in the fall before the band embarks on a world tour starting in early 2007.
Does anyone really care? Seriously? I’m a major fan of Hard Rock and I’m not the least bit interested in anything Tommy Lee does unless it involves Motley Crue. Same goes for Jason Newsted & Gilby Clarke…..I will not be watching. The only good thing is that Butch Walker gets his name out there a little more, he’s just pure talent.