Rock Star

Season 2 Episode 1

Are You Ready to Rock?

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 05, 2006 on CBS
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Are You Ready to Rock?
Singers audition for becoming the lead vocalist for the new band Supernova.

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  • A decent season opener

    We get to see the new batch of aspiring rock stars. The women initially struck me as more competent than the men. All of the worst performances seemed to be on the men's side. My thought at the end of this show was that they could easily end up with all women in the final four.

    Another pleasant revelation is that Tommy, Jason and Gilby are a definite change from the previous season's band, in that they all seem to have personalities while the members of INXS came across as dull and interchangeable.


    I didn´t get to watch last season.... just because it didn´t get to my country...

    This season I get to watch it LIVE... and the most important, they let people in latin america (I´m from Panama) to vote!

    When I saw this episode I just think OH MY GOSH, this is the thing that I was waiting for!!!!!! The music was just right, the band is perfect, I love Dave Navarro, and SUPERNOVA, who thosen´t think that they are just amazing rockers.

    I like Rock, thats my music, and for the last years... just pop on reality shows (really until chris daughtry on AI)...

    The episode was GREAT just a few perfomaces that weren´t so good but it can´t keep you from watching it (it´s the first time that I look one of these reality shows where almost all singers are fantastic)... and DILANA... oh boy se really ROCKS... she has the looks, the voice and, above all, the attitude (althought I really don´t see a woman singing with those boys of Supernova... but she is the one for now and, hey! how much I voted for her!!!)

    so... everyone out there for rock is their lives... just watch it, you will see what I mean...moreless
  • A great kickoff to the new season!

    This was the season premiere of the second season of Rock Star. This year, we will see the new "super group," called Supernova, consisting of Tommy Lee, some dude from Metallica, and some other dude, select their new lead singer.

    This episode started out with a bang as most every singer was excellent, with a few minor exceptions. The standout was probably the girl that kicked off the show and sang The Who's "Pinball Wizard." (I apologize for not knowing the names of anyone, but please give me a break as it was just the first episode.)

    I think that this season will be better than Rock Star: INXS because it appears as if they are all musicians as opposed to just singers. Most of them, if not all, it seemed could play the guitar. A few of them even played it on stage during their performance.

    In all, I'm looking forward to watching this sumer series again.moreless
Butch Walker

Butch Walker


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Paul Mirkovich

Paul Mirkovich

House band (season 2)

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Jim McGorman

Jim McGorman

House band (season 2)

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Dilana gave Magni the nickname "The Iceman" when they 1st met.

    • While some of the contestants had minor lyrical errors, while performing "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol, the lyrics Lukas Rossi sang were completely unintelligible.

    • The original lines from "Lithium" by Nirvana read:
      I'm so horny,
      That's okay, my willy's good.

      Dilana sang the lines (because she's a woman):
      I'm so horny,
      That's okay, 'cuz so are you!

    • Three contestants and one judge have red dye in their hair: Storm, Dilana, Matt, and judge Tommy Lee.

    • The original lines of "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls go:
      When everything feels like the movies,
      Then you bleed just to know you're alive

      Ryan Star sang the lyrics:
      When all that you see is the movies,
      Then you bleed just to know you're alive."

  • QUOTES (13)

  • NOTES (8)

    • When viewing this episode with captions on, Lukas' performance is unique, because the captions stop shortly after the song began, due to the fact that whatever he was vocalizing was completely unrecognizable.

    • A Southern California band called "Supernova" filed a lawsuit (on June 27) against Mark Burnett, Tommy Lee and the production company of Rock Star to try to prevent them from using the name "Supernova".

    • Jenny wasn't able to attend the song selection herself as she was ill, so Storm took the list to her in the mansion.

    • Ryan, to continue distancing himself from the other contestants, was the last to choose a room in the mansion - and wound up with a bed that is smaller than his body.

    • Upon meeting Supernova in the recording studio, all fifteen contestants sang for the first time in front of Tommy, Jason, and Gilby - except for Ryan Star, as he wanted to "distance himself" from the other contestants.

    • Phil was a Chemistry major in college.

    • Songs:
      Storm Large - Pinball Wizard (The Who)
      Ryan Star - Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
      Toby Rant - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan)
      Patrice Pike - Somebody To Love (Jefferson Airplane)
      Magni Asgeirsson - Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
      Zayra Alvarez - Bring Me To Life (Evanescence)
      Jenny Galt - How You Remind Me (Nickelback)
      Josh Logan - She Talks To Angels (Black Crowes)
      Matt Hoffer - Yellow (Coldplay)
      Dilana Robichaux - Lithium (Nirvana)
      Dana Andrews - I'm The Only One (Melissa Etheridge)
      Phil Ritchie - Cult of Personality (Living Colour)
      Jill Gioia - Piece Of My Heart (Janis Joplin)
      Chris Pierson - Roxanne (The Police)
      Lukas Rossi - Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)

    • The plane ride from Georgia to Hollywood was Dana's first plane ride ever.


    • Song: Iris

      The song "Iris" premiered as part of the soundtrack to the Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan movie City of Angels about an angel who was supposed to watch over a girl but instead fell in love with her.