Guess the new singer of INXS
Over the last decade we have seen INXS featuring Jon Stevens, INXS featuring Terence Trent D’Arby, INXS featuring JD Fortune and next month the aging Aussie rockers will reveal yet another frontman at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
Since the death of Michael Hutchence in 1997, Kirk Pengilly, Gary Gary Beers [sic] and the Farris brothers have dared to keep the dream alive, with varying degrees of success. Their most recent singer JD Fortune, who has a penchant for poncing around stage topless and/or in a top hat was recruited through reality tv show series Rock Star INXS. Unfortunately life as a Rock Star proved all too overwhelming for Fortune who quickly developed a roaring cocaine addiction and briefly took up residence in his pick-up truck. While the singer reunited with the band for a tour last year, according to The Age Fortune confirmed his official departure last month tweeting: “I have not been invited to be a part of INXS ‘New Music’.”
So who will be joining INXS on stage for their last live show of 2011? Given that the band recently recorded a self-tribute album Original Sin featuring dozens of musos, the list of possibilities is endless. Ben Harper, John Mayer, Rob Thomas and Australia’s own Dan Sultan all lent their vocals to songs on the album, along with Nikka Costa (who frankly, we’d love to see up front of the band) and Patrick Monahan from Train, who has surely had a lot of time on his hands since 2001.
Who do you think will be up front of INXS on December 3rd?