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Supernova

Supernova, c. 1995 (from left to right): Dave Collins, Art Mitchell, and Jodey Lawrence.
Background information
Origin Costa Mesa, California
Flag of the United States United States
Genre(s) Punk rock
Pop punk
Years active 1989-present
Label(s) Amphetamine Reptile Records
Sympathy for the Record Industry
Website Official website
Members
Art Mitchell
Dave "Nova" Collins
Jodey Lawrence (1994-present)
Former members
Hayden "Hank" Thais (1989-1994)

Supernova is an American pop punk band formed in 1989 in Costa Mesa, California. They've released three full-length albums on various labels, countless singles and EPs, and were part of the original Warped Tour in 1995. They are best known for their song "Chewbacca", which was featured on the soundtrack to Kevin Smith's 1994 independent film Clerks. Image File history File links Supernova_Band. ... Official website: http://ci. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Amphetamine Reptile Records (or AmRep) was founded in 1986 by Tom Hazelmeyer. ... Formed in 1988 by Record Industry Anti-Mogul, Long Gone John, Sympathy for the Record Industry (also known as: Sympathy Records or Sympathy 4 The R.I.) is mainly a Garage Rock and Indie Rock label. ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... Official website: http://ci. ... Warped Tour Logo Warped Tour is a touring music and extreme sports festival. ... Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director and the founder of View Askew Productions. ... This article is about the film. ...

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Career

Supernova formed in 1989 by drummer Dave Collins, bassist Art Mitchell, and guitarist Hayden Thais. The band gained a following from their energetic and often wacky live performances, but it wasn't until 1992 when the band started releasing 7" singles on various indie labels, some of which went on to be major hits on college radio and with the indie music scene. College radio (also known as university radio, campus radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college or university. ...


Supernova got significant exposure in 1994 when their song "Chewbacca" was featured in the smash hit indie movie Clerks. Later that year, however, Thais left the group, later to join two other sci-fi punk bands, Servotron and Man or Astro-Man?. He was replaced by Jodey Lawrence. This article is about the film. ... Servotron was an alternative rock band which existed between 1995 and 1999. ... Man or Astro-man? is a surf rock group that formed in Auburn, Alabama in the late 1980s and came to prominence in the 1990s. ...


1996 saw the release of Supernova's first album, Ages 3 & Up, released on Amphetamine Reptile Records. A single, "Vitamins", was released, and received radio airplay. In conjunction with the album, Supernova produced a 25-minute television pilot starring themselves entitled Last In Space: A Show for Kids?, an adult-oriented children's show chronicling their adventures within their 'space van', complete with musical numbers. The show wasn't picked up, but copies were distributed on VHS and presently still being sold at shows. Ages 3 & Up is the first album by Orange County pop punk band Supernova. ... Amphetamine Reptile Records (or AmRep) was founded in 1986 by Tom Hazelmeyer. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and launched...


1998 saw the release of Supernova's second album Rox, which was followed by the 2001 compilation album Pop as a Weapon, which collected tracks from the bands earlier years that, up until then, had only been available on vinyl. Rox (often mistitled as Supernova or Supernova (Rocks)) is the second album from Orange County pop punk band Supernova. ... Pop as a Weapon is a compilation album from Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released in 2001 by Sympathy for the Record Industry. ...


Since their inception in 1989, Supernova's toured with a variety of well-known acts, including The Buzzcocks, Dick Dale, The Presidents of the United States of America, The Supersuckers, The Aquabats!, Reel Big Fish, and Boss Hog. They've also been a part of the 1999 Warped Tour and the 2006 Bamboozle festival. Buzzcocks were a punk rock band, formed in Manchester, England in 1976. ... This article is about the surf guitarist. ... The Presidents of the United States of America has two meanings. ... The Supersuckers are an American rock band. ... The Aquabats! are a band from Southern California known for their comedic lyrics and superhero personas. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Boss Hog should not be confused with Boss Hogg, the Dukes of Hazzard character. ... Warped Tour Logo Warped Tour is a touring music and extreme sports festival. ... The Bamboozle is a giant annual rain-or-shine, two-day event music festival held in New Jersey. ...


As of 2007, Supernova are working on a new album. They've released a 7" single, ¬°Diga Queso!, their first release since 2001's Pop as a Weapon, have been invited to play the Warped Tour for a third time, and in the fall, will be rerecording their song "Up & Down" for the Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba!. ¡Diga Queso! was the seventh single by Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released on 7 by Rococo Records in 2007. ... Pop as a Weapon is a compilation album from Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released in 2001 by Sympathy for the Record Industry. ... Yo Gabba Gabba! is a childrens television series created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz and is currently in development. ...


Band Mythology

Not unlike later related bands Servotron or Man or Astro-Man?, Supernova are distinctive for their science-fiction inspired theatrics, including a (supposedly) fictitious backstory. Servotron was an alternative rock band which existed between 1995 and 1999. ... Man or Astro-man? is a surf rock group that formed in Auburn, Alabama in the late 1980s and came to prominence in the 1990s. ...

Supernova in spaceman regalia.
Supernova in spaceman regalia.

The origin of Supernova begins on the peaceful planet of Cynot 3, a distant planet inhabited by kind folk who spend their days relaxing and searching for aluminum foil. One day, in 1989 Cynot 3's arch nemeses, The Smarmies (creatures bent on destroying the world with good will & love), blow up the planet in a supernova, forcing the inhabitants to flee. Three native Cynotians, Art, Jo, and Dave, escape just in time in their rock n' roll-fueled spaceship and crash land in Costa Mesa, California, where they decide to start their very own rock band. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Aluminium foil (aluminum foil in North American English) is aluminium prepared in thin sheets (on the order of . ... Multiwavelength X-ray image of the remnant of Keplers Supernova, SN 1604. ... Official website: http://ci. ...


At live shows, the band dress in silver jumpsuits and custom-made space helmets. Tin foil remains a major part of the Supernova experience: fans are encouraged to wear foil accessories (most venues offer ticket discounts for those who do) and, at the insistence of the band, try to pelt the members in the face with foil balls.


Art's claim is that he has never been hit in the face ever even though he has been hit in what most would consider his face. When asked Art explained his face is "anywhere I don't get hit." Dave and Jodey make no such claim.


Current Members

  • Art Mitchell - Vocals, bass guitar
  • Jodey Lawrence - Guitar, vocals
  • Dave Collins - Drums, vocals

Former Members

  • Hayden 'Hank' Thais - Guitar, vocals

"Rock Star" Debacle

In mid-2006, CBS launched the second season of their hit reality television show Rock Star, in which aspiring singers compete to become the lead singer of a featured band. The band created for the season, which included musicians Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted, and Gilby Clark, was to be named 'Supernova'. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Rock Star is a television series in which aspiring singers compete to become the lead singer of a featured group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jason Curtis Newsted (born March 4, 1963, Battle Creek, Michigan) is an American bass guitarist currently a member of Voivod and Rock Star Supernova, but is best known as a former member of the band Metallica from 1986-2001. ... Gilby Clarke Gilby Clarke is a guitarist, born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 17, 1962. ...


On June 27, 2006, the "real" Supernova filed a lawsuit against CBS, Mark Burnett, and Rockstar Entertainment seeking compensatory and punitive damages, as well as trademark protection of the "Supernova" name and the destruction of all Rock Star materials bearing the name "Supernova". One of the primary pieces of evidence was a MySpace message from Rock Star producer Butch Walker in which he notes that the defendants had been informed of the existence of a prior band of the same name, but decided to proceed anyway.[1] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Mark Burnett (born 17 July 1960), a British-born, naturalized citizen of the United States, is a US TV producer known for pioneering reality television as a genre. ... Rockstar Games is the umbrella name for video game development studios acquired by the game publisher Take Two Interactive. ... Compensatory damages are damages awarded for civil cases, it is awarded to the succesful party, in the case of the plaintiff, it is awarded as a compensation for the pain undegone and also in most cases is included the legal services payment, however if it is the defendant that wins... Punitive damages are damages awarded to a successful plaintiff in a civil action, over and above the amount of compensatory damages, to: punish the conduct of the civil defendant; deter the civil defendant from committing the invidious act again; and deter others from doing the same thing. ... For other senses of this word, see Trademark (disambiguation). ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Butch Walker (born Bradley Glenn Walker III on November 14, 1969) is a recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. ...


On September 12, 2006, the judge ruled in favor of the original Supernova, granting their request for a preliminary injunction. The injunction kept the producers and musicians of "Rock Star: Supernova" from performing, recording, or selling merchandise under the name 'Supernova'. As a result, the CBS band was renamed 'Rock Star Supernova'. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Supernova performing live at The Glass House Record Store in Pomona, California.

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Discography

Albums

Ages 3 & Up is the first album by Orange County pop punk band Supernova. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Amphetamine Reptile Records (or AmRep) was founded in 1986 by Tom Hazelmeyer. ... Rox (often mistitled as Supernova or Supernova (Rocks)) is the second album from Orange County pop punk band Supernova. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Pop as a Weapon is a compilation album from Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released in 2001 by Sympathy for the Record Industry. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Formed in 1988 by Record Industry Anti-Mogul, Long Gone John, Sympathy for the Record Industry (also known as: Sympathy Records or Sympathy 4 The R.I.) is mainly a Garage Rock and Indie Rock label. ...

EPs

  • More Songs About Hair (1993, What Else Records)
  • Live at the Lava Room (1997, What Else Records)

Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ...

Singles

  • Long Hair & Tattoos (1992, Odyssey Records)
  • Calling Hong Kong (1993, Goldenrod Records)
  • Electric Man (1993, Sympathy for the Record Industry)
  • Costa Mesa Hates Me (1994, Tres Hombres Musica)
  • Monsta!! (1995, Sympathy for the Record Industry)
  • How Much More (1996, Sympathy for the Record Industry)
  • ¬°Diga Queso! (2007, Rococo Records)

Long Hair & Tattoos was the first single by Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released on 7 by Odyssey Records in 1992. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Calling Hong Kong was the second single by Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released on 7 by Goldenrod Records in 1993. ... Electric Man was the third single by Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released on 7 by Sympathy for the Record Industry in late 1993. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Costa Mesa Hates Me was the fourth single by Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released on 7 by Tres Hombres Musica in 1994. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Monsta!! is the fifth single by Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released on 7 by Sympathy for the Record Industry in 1995. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... How Much More is the sixth single by Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released on 7 by Sympathy for the Record Industry in 1996. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... ¡Diga Queso! was the seventh single by Orange County pop punk band Supernova, released on 7 by Rococo Records in 2007. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Non-album tracks/compilations

  • "Chewbacca", Clerks: Music from the Motion Picture (1993, Goldenrod Records)
  • "Math", AmRep Motors 1995 Models (1995, Amphetamine Reptile Records)
  • "Math", Tromeo and Juliet (Soundtrack) (1996, Oglio Records)
  • "Vitamins", Dr Marten's Capitol Records Music Sampler (1996, Capitol Records)
  • "Gates of Steel", We Are Not Devo (1997, Glue Factory Records)
  • "Vitamins", AmRep Equipped (1997, Amphetamine Reptile Records)
  • "Sugar Coated Stucco", Dope-Guns-'N-Fucking in the Streets (1997, Amphetamine Reptile Records)

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References

  1. ^ "Supernova Sue 'Rock Star: Supernova' Producers, Bandmembers", Chris Harris, MTV News, posted July 11, 2006, accessed July 18, 2006.

is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Supernova official site
  • Supernova @ MySpace

 
 

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