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The real Supernova sues the new one

by Anna Johns, posted Jul 11th 2006 8:19PM
supernovaIt turns out somebody already came up with the super-lame Supernova name for their own band. According to MTV News, the Orange County-based punk band, Supernova, has filed a trademark infringement suit against producer Mark Burnett for this summer's Rock Star: Supernova. The original Supernova formed in 1989 and released four albums, the most recent in 2000. The band is still alive and kicking: recording a new album and performing gigs next month. The lawsuit names Burnett, his production company, and the three members of the new Supernova band: Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted and Gilby Clarke. The band wants Burnett to make it clear that the television show is not associated with them, wants to prevent Burnett from trademarking the Supernova name, and claims the producers of Rock Star knew the band existed and was still together. Didn't anyone check out iTunes before naming the new band?

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Firebird

Tommy Lee is the one who approched Mark Burnett with his idea for another RockStar show. I read this info on the web, months before the show aired.

As far as choosing the name "Supernova" for their newly formed band, not sure why they did?

Mark Burneet had nothing to do with naming the band, it's Tommy and the boys that will have to take the wrap for this one!

July 19 2006 at 1:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill

Chewbacca! What a Wookie!

July 12 2006 at 1:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wendy

Personally I don't understand why they do so much for Tommy Lee. He is a waste. They tried to send him to college and that flopped too. There are so many good bands out there looking for lead singers, why ask Tommy Lee to form a band when Fuel could have used the help and Van Halen to name a couple. The talent this year is awful! If the original band is smart, they will change their name....because this band of Tommy's will fail miserably and the name Supernova will forever have a bad name!

July 12 2006 at 10:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Yokley

Doesn't the Discovery Channel (or one of thoes) have a series titled "Supernova"? Not to mention what 'Stars' do before they burn out. the stars in the sky that is, not the 2 legged kind.

July 11 2006 at 11:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Keith L. Dick

Ahahahahahaha... Serves the show right for not looking into the fact someone might be using the name already...

July 11 2006 at 9:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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