Lukas Rossi


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Lukas Rossi (born December 21, 1976) is a Canadian rock musician and was the winner of the CBS Television reality series Rock Star: Supernova - a televised audition contest to become lead singer of the hard rock supergroup Rock Star Supernova.

Biography

Rossi trained in Toronto, Canada. He later formed and fronted two bands in Canada. The first was Cleavage (1995"2005) with brothers Jon and Bill Jamieson. The Toronto-based band won the "Best Canadian Unsigned Band" award at the 2000 NXNE Music Festival in Toronto.

In 2004, Rossi entered into a publishing deal with EMI Music Canada. After acquiring this deal, Rossi worked and wrote with producer Dave Tyson in Los Angeles and later recorded demos with producer Gavin Brown (Billy Talent, Three Days Grace).

In 2005, Rossi partnered with Pulse Ultra's guitarist(Dominic Cifarelli) and drummer(Maxx Zinno) along with his long time friend, Jay Cianfrini, to form a band in Montreal called Rise Electric.

Rossi and two of his colleagues, Mike Fox and Gavin Brown, were winners in the 2006 People's Voice International Songwriting Competition for their song, "Drive". It gained third place honors in the Top 40/Pop category and landed Seventh Place in the overall competition.

Rock Star: Supernova

While Rise Electric was on hiatus in the spring of 2006, Rossi competed in Los Angeles, California, on the television show Rock Star: Supernova, as an audition for a new band composed of Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Jason Newsted (Metallica), and Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses). His selection as lead singer of Rock Star Supernova earned Rossi a tour of the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in early 2007. One of his songs, "Headspin", was included on the band's album which earned platinum status in Rossi's home country Canada.

After Rock Star Supernova

Rossi returned to LA to begin work on his own solo acoustic act. The Love and Lust EP was released June 2007. He toured across the US and Canada during the summer, accompanied by keyboard player, Lou Dawson.

Stars Down

In 2008, Rossi debuted his next project Stars Down. The band consisted of Rossi (vocals, guitar), German Briseño (bass, vocals), with occasional appearances by Lou Dawson (keyboards), and guitars and drums with various musicians. The album was originally scheduled to be released in 2009 but Rossi has stated it may never see the light of day due to his own dissatisfaction with how it turned out. However, in 2011 Lukas released a flash drive that contained his back catalog, including the previously unreleased album "Mood Swings".

Switchblade Glory

On April 15, 2011, a debut album was released which featured Rossi as lead vocals under the band named Switchblade Glory. The album was engineered and co-produced by Andy Johns. The band features Kenny Aronoff on drums, Steve Polin on guitar and Greg Mauro on bass. Producers are Gary Hoey and Steve Polin. Lyrics and melodies by Rossi.

The Halo Method

In 2012 Rossi teamed up with former Evanescence co-founder/lead guitarist Ben Moody and former Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner to form a new project called The Halo Method. Not much information is known about the project but the band have released an intro/teaser video on YouTube with their debut show set for ShipRocked in late November 2012. An introductory track, Beauty is the Beast, was released / streamed for an online interview with Revolver Magazine in September 2012.

Media

Lukas performed live at the 2006 Gemini awards, appeared on (and won) the CBS television series Rock Star: Supernova (9 million viewers in the US, another 9 million worldwide), as well as appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Entertainment Tonight, The Howard Stern Show, and ET Canada. In 2010, Lukas began providing fashion commentary for In Touch weekly entertainment magazine.

Discography

Cleavage

  • Cleavage (May 29, 2001)

Rock Star Supernova

Solo

  • Love and Lust EP (2007)
  • So This is Christmas EP (2008)
  • The Unreleased Demos (2009)
  • The Hope Recordings Live (2009)
  • Dark and a Gun EP (2010)
  • Hollywood (2010)
  • Hollywood Stripped (2010)
  • Seed EP (2010)
  • Story Teller (2011)
  • Super Sex Magic (2011)
  • Prophecy (2011)
  • 8 Days (2012)

Stars Down

  • Stars Down Exclusive EP (2008)
  • Mood Swings Sampler EP (2008)

Switchblade Glory

  • Switchblade Glory (2011)

Singles

Cleavage

  • "Riddled" - Cleavage (2001)

Rock Star Supernova

  • "It's All Love" (2006)
  • "Be Yourself and 5 Other Cliches" (2006)
  • "Headspin" (2007)
  • "Can't Bring Myself To Light This Fuse" (2007)

Personal life

Rossi and his wife, Kendra Jade Rossi, were introduced by mutual friends Tommy Lee and Dave Navarro in 2006. They were married in May 2007. In 2010, Lukas and Kendra moved from LA to Nashville.



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