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Tommy Lee's Supernova Can't Be Supernova Anymore

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A lesson to all you would-be supergroups, yearning to use national tv to help you find your new singer and sell out concerts before you even really have a band: be original, and if you can't do that, have an original name for your manufactured band.

Yesterday a San Diego judge ruled that the original Supernova, the Orange County punk band whose single "Chewbacca" has appeared on the "Clerks" soundtrack, was in the right to demand that the Tommy Lee / Jason Newsted / Gilbey Clarke band quit using the name Supernova.

According to MTV:

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The injunction keeps the producers of "Rock Star: Supernova" — which concludes Wednesday night — from "performing rock and roll music, or recording, or selling rock and roll music recordings under the same [name], pending a trial of this action on its merits, or until otherwise ordered by the court."

Meaning that although Rockstar: Supernova was a fun tv show to watch, that all the branding of the name has been flushed down the tubes. LAist suggests that perhaps Tommy's band try out some of these names: The New Unoriginals, Mediocrenova, Less Zeppelin, Stupidgroup, The Alive Kennedys, Craptallica, The Lesser of Three Evils, NBC Ate My Balls, Miss Teen Ohio, Binge Purge Repeat, Richerthanyounova

Feel free to add your own suggestions.

AP Photo/Hard Rock Cafe, Rene Macura

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