Neil Davidson of the Canadian Press reports:The reality TV show is over for ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA. Now there's just the reality of turning a made-for-TV group into a real rock band. And judging from the foursome's opening show New Year's Eve, there's plenty of work left to do. Led by Toronto singer Lukas Rossi, SUPERNOVA delivered a wildly uneven show before some 2,000 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. SUPERNOVA chugged through the show like a car on its last legs, occasionally speeding up only to lose power and fall back. It was one step forward and two back for most of the eighty-minute, 13-song performance that started at 11:20 p.m. after a performance by opening act LUNA HALO, a fivesome from Nashville. The band's musical hiccups weren't helped by a sophomoric "Girls Gone Wild" mentality throughout the show, with drummer Tommy Lee digging into the MÖTLEY CRÜE vault for the "titty-cam" to encourage women in the audience to bare their breasts for the big screen. No stranger to using a camcorder, Lee should know better. And any style points the band received for using a four-woman string section for three songs were lost by the decision to have two dancers in lingerie, denim chaps and boots gyrate on several others. All that was missing was the pole, but it's early days on tour. Rossi was welcomed by a vocal Canadian contingent, with Maple Leaf flags and at least one Leafs jersey with the name Rossi stitched on the back. All of them must have cringed when guitarist Gilby Clarke introduced Rossi "from the great state of Toronto, Canada." Read the rest of the article at this location.
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