Supernova suing Supernova

Published: 2006-08-16
Punk pop trio Supernova is suing the CBS reality program Rock Star for copyright infringement.

Supernova is best known for their song "Chewbacca" which showed up on the soundtrack for the Kevin Smith film Clerks. But recently the name Supernova has been used as the name for another band.

That band is being formed by former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. The band is still lacking a lead singer and hopes to find one through the reality television show Rock Star, that brought INXS a brand new lead singer in Canadian JD Fortune last season.

Meanwhile the original Supernova, around since 1989, is trying to stop the band from using their name by filing a trademark infringement lawsuit against CBS, Burnett Productions, Rock Star Entertainment and the three members of the new Supernova.
According to ChartAttack, "A hearing on the injunction should be scheduled within the next 28 days and will likely occur before the television show reaches completion at the end of September. If a judge rules in favour of the original band, the program's producers may have to alter or change the name of their fledgling rock outfit."

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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