Rock Star Supernova (album)

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For the band, see Rock Star Supernova and for the TV series through which the band was created, see Rock Star: Supernova.
Rock Star Supernova
Studio album by Rock Star Supernova
Released November 21, 2006 (2006-11-21)
Recorded May 17 & June 11, 2006 at Pulse Recording California by Karl Egsieker
Genre Hard rock
Length 41:02
Label Burnett/Epic
Producer Butch Walker
Rock Star Supernova chronology
Rock Star Supernova
(2006)
Singles from Rock Star Supernova
  1. "It's All Love"
  2. "Be Yourself (and 5 Other Cliches)"
  3. "Headspin"
  4. "Can't Bring Myself To Light This Fuse"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[2]

Rock Star Supernova is the debut self-titled album by American hard rock supergroup Rock Star Supernova, released on November 21, 2006 through Mark Burnett Productions and Epic Records. The band was formed during the second season of the Rock Star TV series, which was called Rock Star: Supernova. The album received mainly negative reviews and only charted at number 101 on the Billboard 200. However the album charted at #4 on the Canadian Albums Chart[3] and was certified Platinum (over 100,000 units sold).[4]

Background[edit]

Main article: Rock Star: Supernova

Rock Star Supernova band members: Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Jason Newsted (Voivod and ex-Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses) formed the basis of the second season of the Rock Star television program on CBS in the quest to find a lead singer. The show began online on the Rock Star web site on MSN on Monday, July 3 with an Internet exclusive weekly episode and premiered on CBS on July 5, 2006. Votes were cast via the Rock Star website. On September 13, 2006, Lukas Rossi was crowned the winner.

Release and reception[edit]

Upon release, Rock Star Supernova entered the Billboard 200 charts at number 101 selling 17,000 copies in the first week.[5] The album also debuted at number 87 in Australia and number 4 in Canada.

Professional music critics mostly offered negative reviews of the album. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, senior critic of Allmusic, wrote, "At no point does this band make sense ... it's gloriously bad, the kind of music that can only result when three talented musicians are contractually obligated to work with a wannabe singer who would be a laughing stock on a local level."[6] Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone thought the album had a few bright spots, "but most of the tunes feel tired, if not retrograde: Opener 'It's On' could have come from Collective Soul, the ballads suck, and there are some dark, sub-Alice in Chains bangers."[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's On"   Tommy Lee, Butch Walker, Scott Humphrey 4:05
2. "Leave the Lights On"   Lee, Walker, Humphrey 2:43
3. "Be Yourself (and 5 Other Cliches)"   Gilby Clarke, Walker 3:10
4. "It's All Love"   Lee, Walker, Humphrey 3:15
5. "Can't Bring Myself to Light This Fuse"   Lee, Walker, Humphrey 3:51
6. "Underdog"   Clarke, Walker, Lukas Rossi 3:37
7. "Make No Mistake... This Is the Take"   Lee, Walker, Humphrey 3:18
8. "Headspin"   Rossi, Dominic Cifarelli 4:04
9. "Valentine"   Clarke, Walker, Rossi 4:27
10. "Social Disgrace"   Lee, Walker, Humphrey, Rossi 3:04
11. "The Dead Parade"   Clarke, Walker, Rossi 5:28

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Charts 87
Canadian Albums Chart 4
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 101

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada 1x Platinum[8] 100,000

References[edit]

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