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Rock Star article in Chronicle

September 15th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Today’s Houston Chronicle has an interesting article/opinion about the CBS “reality show,” Rockstar: Supernova, and the potential career of Houston’s Dilana now that the show has ended.

Here’s a snippet:

Tom Petty sang that even the losers get lucky sometimes. Houston’s Dilana Robichaux, runner-up on the CBS reality show Rock Star Supernova, could be one such lucky loser.

Dilana’s days of performing at Prime Time Steak House on FM 1960 are likely over (or perhaps limited to a final homecoming gig). And unlike winner Lukas Rossi, she’s now able to take the free publicity of being seen and heard by millions of TV viewers (7 million in the United States Wednesday night, according to Nielsen Media research), and do with it what she wants.

Read the article at the Chronicle‘s website.

I also read that the band Tommy Lee, Gilby Clarke (whose Pawn Shop Guitars I really enjoy), and Jason Newstead formed–originally called Supernova (hence the name of the show)–have to change their name due to another band of the same name (who apparently had a song on the Clerks soundtrack) suing them. So much for name recognition. Maybe they can change it to Audioslave II.

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Tags: Music

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jeff // Sep 15, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    Interesting that yet ANOTHER artist to achieve fame (albeit a modest level at this point) from Houston is a nobody in their home town. Kings X, Destiy’s Child…hell even Quarterflash (I’m dating myself) had only a teppid following in Houston before having a hit on radio. I remember Blue October playing to virtually empty venues. Few had ever seen The Hunger before they got Buzz airplay and that only came after they got signed.

    What’s the deal with our taste in music?

  • 2 DAC // Sep 16, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    So true. Apathy is alive and well…

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