Tommy Lee, bassist from Metallica, guitarist from Guns ‘n’ Roses will form new Rock Star 2 group Supernova

As promised earlier in the week, when Rock Star 2‘s new format was revealed, the rockers involved have been announced. Along with Tommy Lee, who we already knew was participating, “guitarists Jason Newsted (Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), are forming a new band called Supernova,” Variety reports.

Yes, Supernova.

In addition, the show “has signed songwriter-performer Butch Walker to produce Supernova’s first album, to be released just before the new band hits the road in 2007,” Variety says.

Besides hosting the show with Brooke Burke, Dave Navarro says he’ll have “[f]riends of mine, like Slash, Macy Gray, Moby and Rob Zombie, … join us and throw in their two cents about who should stay and who should go.”

‘Star’ sets rockers [Variety]

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