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Star World begins search for new 'Rock Star'

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MUMBAI: English general entertainment channel Star World will kick off the second season of the music based reality show Rock Star tonight at 8 pm.

Rock band Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, Guns 'N' Roses' Gilby Clarke and Metallica's Jason Newsted are looking for a lead singer for their new band on the show Rock Star Supernova..

This year, there will be 16 singers - picked from auditions held in the US, Canada, Australia and Asia. Each is already a star in the making. 16 diverse personalities with 16 different voices - living, working and singing together for 13 weeks to compete for their ticket to fame.

The winner records an album as a member of the new super group, Supernova and goes on a massive worldwide tour with three of the biggest music influences of our time.

In the first season, Canadian J.D. Fortune was chosen to front the Australian rock group INXS. Rock Star is the brain of Reality TV guru Mark Burnett who also created Survivor and The Apprentice.

This year, the show will be hosted once again by Dave Navarro and Brooke Burke. Rock Star: Supernova will also feature stars and erstwhile fans like Slash, Macy Gray, Moby, Rob Zombie, Brian May, Ash, Courtney Love and even actor Hank Azaria. The contestants will perform songs covering more than five decades of rock music.

Lee says, "I have toured with both Gilby and Jason. They're incredible musicians and I've always wanted to play with them. Starting a new band with old friends on worldwide television is going to be a blast, and we're going to pull out all the stops to find the most charismatic and musically talented lead singer to front Supernova. I love breaking the rules."

Bassist Jason Newsted said, "This is a fantastic opportunity for me to play with guys I've respected for a long time. It gives us a chance to be innovators. It's never been done before. We're going to break new ground musically and on television. The anticipation is building in me."

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