The producers of American X-Factor-style show Rock Star: Supernova are being sued by a Nineties rock band over use of the name 'Supernova'.
The Rock Star: Supernova show features aspiring vocalists competing to play in a band backed by Tommy Lee (Motley Crue, pictured), Jason Newsted (Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses). But a band called Supernova, who formed in 1989 and contributed a track to the Clerks soundtrack, are now taking legal action over copyright infringement.
An injunction was filed last Friday in San Diego after the band originally filed a (failed) lawsuit in June. Their lawyer told Hollywood Reporter: "After lengthy negotiations with CBS, Mark Burnett Prods. and others, they left us with no options but to seek the preliminary injunction.”