Some of the more faithful readers of this blog know that I love music, especially good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. I also love reality shows that are singing competitions. My loves were combined like peanut butter and chocolate with the show RockStar:SuperNova. I did some analyzation of the show even picking who should have one (hint: Dilana), as well as an overall trashing (in a fun way) of the show week by week.
If you do not know what happened, go check the archives, but Tommy Lee, Gilby Clarke, and Jason Newsted “formed” a new band and picked their new singer on this reality show. They picked a troll of some sort named Lukas Rossi or as I refer to him, Udo. This guy sucks so badly. I don’t really care if you can sing because, c’mon, it’s rock ‘n’ roll. But when I cannot understand 99% of what is being sung, then it has gone too far. If you like that style of singing, then Lukas is your man.
After the show and changing the name of the band to RockStar:SuperNova, for legal reasons, these idiots went on tour. Well, 3 of the 4 did. Jason Newsted wanted off this tour so bad he ripped tendons and muscles all around his shoulder so he would have a good excuse for backing out (allegedly). Rock:Nova found a replacement and moved on. I heard the shows were far from sellouts and I heard that most all of them sucked. I now have proof.
I wasn’t the only one who liked bashing this show and the morons involved. Michael Butler of the Rock “N’ Roll Geek Show also did, weekly on his podcast The Rock ‘N’ Roll Geek Show. Not only that, but he recently went to a Rock:Nova show in Oakland and recorded some of it to play for the listeners of his podcast.
If a crappy band plays and there is no one there to hear it suck, does it make sounds? Yes and Mr. Butler has all the sucking for you on the latest edition of his show, episode 224 of the Rock 'N' Roll Geek Show. The show also includes commentary from Mr. Butler, a long time bass player in many bands, currently in the band American Heartbreak.
If you loved/hated the show RockStar:SuperNova, you have to check this out. It is SO worth it just to hear the stage patter from Udo. At one point he says to the crowd, “I love Oakland. Do you think it’s a coincidence that the Oakland A’s is an A? That’s a perfect score ain’t it?” I s*#% you not.
By the by, be prepared for some explicit language and large amounts of sucking.