So last week everyone was writing about how JD Fortune had been kicked out as lead singer of INXS. Today, news comes out from INXS that JD was full of it. A released group statement reads: “Not only are we shocked by the claims, even the place the supposed incident was to have taken place is a mystery.” Band rep CM Murphy (“creative director and global business strategist” aka dude who “manages” them while scoring them Aussie hookers and Foster’s beer) didn’t deny that Fortune was out of the band but said:
“The band have always stated to me that Fortune’s services could potentially be contracted again when INXS next tour.
“In fact, he was next on my list to call regarding a very big recording project I am putting together for INXS at present.”
“I guess I have no reason to call him now.”
I call complete BS from INXS’s camp. They might’ve called him for a few one-off shows but I think that they were done with him. And they’re probably done altogether except for some reissues. What do you think?