Boy, am I glad I didn't shell out any money for this tour...
STORM, MAGNI Fired From ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA Tour - Oct. 12, 2006
Lee Williams of The Oregonian reports that Portland performer Storm Large — along with Icelandic rocker Magni Asgeirsson — has been effectively axed from ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA's touring roster.
The two rockers, who were embraced by home-viewing audiences throughout the run of last summer's CBS reality series "Rock Star: Supernova", had been asked by the concert's producers to perform on the tour for ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA, the band now composed of Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted, Gilby Clarke, and series winner Lukas Rossi. But Magni and Storm, along with the show's house band, were cut from the tour late Wednesday, web sites are reporting.
The reason cited? Financial.
TMZ.com is reporting that the show's finalists, Australian Toby Rand and Dilana Robichaux, are still on the bill. They will be backed, however, by Rand's group JUKE KARTEL.
Commenting to her fans on her own site, Storm seemed to take the blow with humor.
"They SAY it's financial," writes Storm, "but I know what REALLY went down ... I clearly haven't slept with enough people. I thought I got all of em' but a few were kinda squirrely and escaped my lusty grip. DANG IT!!"
But Storm asks that fans still make the gig, even if she isn't performing, as the artists who will be performing (including Dave Navarro, who laid guitar tracks for a new version of her song "Ladylike") had nothing to do with the decision.
Some good news came this week however, for Storm. Her song "Ladylike", which won her the audition of "Rock Star: Supernova" back in March, will debut on Billboard's Hot Singles chart at No. 5. And a new version, re-recorded with Dave Navarro lending guitar licks, will be released on Oct. 31 on iTunes.