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Is JD Fortune out of INXS again?

By | Published on Wednesday 21 September 2011

JD Fortune

INXS are expected to replace their frontman JD Fortune for a second time, according to reports.

Fortune, of course, became frontman of the Australian rock outfit after a TV talent search in 2005, both recording and touring with the band. But in 2009 he told reporters that he had been unceremoniously sacked by the rest of INXS during a short conversation at Hong Kong airport. The band’s management subsequently issued a statement saying no such sacking had ever taken place, and that Fortune had clearly misunderstood the conversation at the airport, but now that he had badmouthed the rest of the band they weren’t so keen to work with him again.

INXS then worked with various guest singers, before performing with Fortune early last year, after a show at the Winter Olympics, which were in Fortune’s home country Canada. Various additional live shows and then a full tour followed, including dates in various locations around the world earlier this year. But according to a tweet from Fortune himself, his second stint with the band is now also over. He tweeted, simply: “As of now I have not been invited to be a part of INXS’s new music”.

Meanwhile Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper says the rest of the band are about to announce news of a new frontman.