Canada's Lukas Rossi Wins Rock Star: Supernova

Published: 2006-09-14
After weeks of intense performances on the show Rock Star: Supernova, Toronto's own Lukas Rossi proved once and for all that he has what it takes to rock.

Supernova's drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Gilby Clarke and bassist Jason Newsted picked Rossi last night to front their rock supergroup. Rossi beat out some tough competition, going up against South African Dilana Robichaux, who now lives in the U.S., Australian Toby Rand and Magni Asgeirsson of Iceland. But it was Rossi who received the most votes from fans for the finale.

The second season of the show proves that Canada is churning out some great talent. Last year on Rock Star, Nova Scotia born JD Fortune was picked to be the new lead singer for INXS.

Supernova will kick off their tour on New Year's Eve at The Joint in Las Vegas. Then Rossi and the famous rockers will tour across the rest of North America during January and February of next year.

But now that the competition is over, the completed Supernova may have to change its name. Just a day before they found their frontman, a judge banned Rock Star's Supernova from using their name to sell, tour or record, according to MTV News.The decision came after the original Supernova, a punk trio comprised of Art Mitchell, Dave Collins and Jodey Lawrence, filed for a preliminary injunction against CBS Broadcasting, Mark Burnett Productions and the three Rock Star rockers.

Rossi, Lee, Clarke and Newsted will be making only a few stops in their new frontman's home country:

January 23, Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
January 24, Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
January 19, Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Writer: Meghan Wubs



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