07/18/2006 BASKING RIDGE, NJ ? For the second year in a row, Verizon Wireless is giving its customers a front row seat to the hit summer series, ?Rock Star: SUPERNOVA,? which airs on CBS Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. This season, Verizon Wireless customers can not only help choose the next lead singer of a newly formed group of former members from some of the most acclaimed American rock bands ? including Tommy Lee (Motley Crüe), Jason Newsted (Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses) ? but they can also receive exclusive V CAST video performances from the show, V CAST Music downloads, ring tones, Ringback Tones and wallpaper.
?Rock Star: SUPERNOVA? is a Mark Burnett reality show that combines the world of rock music with a relationship-style unscripted drama performance competition. The lives of the contestants will be broadcast twice a week throughout the series from a Hollywood Hills mansion. Fans can view the show's performances on CBS on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and can view the results show on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Celebrated rock guitarist Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Brooke Burke (E! ?Wild On?) return as hosts.
Exclusive V CAST Video and V CAST MUSIC Content and V CAST Performances
Verizon Wireless V CAST customers can catch the latest ?ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA? action with exclusive video content on their V CAST-enabled phones. Fans can watch musical performances, behind the scenes footage and eliminated performer interviews, as well as news coverage of post-show interviews. Plus, customers can check out each contestant's performance from every show beginning at 7:00 a.m. ET the following day on V CAST by visiting the V CAST Showcase Channel in the Entertainment aisle on V CAST-enabled phones.
Immediately following every show, Verizon Wireless customers with V CAST Music-enabled phones can download the full song of each contestant's performance to their phone. Customers can also get ring tones and Ringback Tones of these performances, plus the original versions of the songs by the original artists, from the V CAST Music catalog.
V CAST from Verizon Wireless ? the nation's first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers ? will also feature the latest in music from the show in V CAST Music, including contestants? cover performances and full music downloads. Verizon Wireless? V CAST Music is the world's most comprehensive, over-the-air mobile music download service with more than one million songs available for download.
?ROCK STAR? Ring Tones, Ringback Tones and Wallpaper
Verizon Wireless customers can also purchase exclusive ring tones and Ringback Tones to personalize their phones from a selection of the latest ?ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA? music with the VZW Tones Deluxe application on select Get It Now®-enabled phones. Customers can also choose from a variety of ?ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA? wallpaper options by visiting getPIX on their phone, selecting Featured PIX and then ROCK STAR Ring Tones and Graphics on Get It Now-enabled phones and purchasing select content.
Verizon Wireless customers with TXT Messaging-capable phones can vote for their favorite contestant each Tuesday night following the performance show. To vote, Verizon Wireless customers simply send the TXT Message send the word ?VOTE? to the ROCK plus the number for their favorite contestant (ex. ROCK5 for contestant number 5). After customers vote for their favorite rock star, they may choose to receive updates and information via TXT Message on the following related to the show:
A two-way TXT Messaging-capable phone is needed to send and receive TXT Messages and standard rates apply. Customers may opt out at any time by replying ?STOP? to a TXT Message they receive.