Tag: J.D. Fortune

INXS calls it quits onstage in Australia after 35 years — and 15 without Michael Hutchence

INXS calls it quits onstage in Australia after 35 years — and 15 without Michael Hutchence

With the 15th anniversary of Michael Hutchence’s death approaching later this month, INXS took to the stage in Perth, Australia, on Sunday night for what appears to be the final time, as Australian media are reporting that drummer Jon Farriss announced during the concert that it would be the band’s last-ever performance.

INXS taps singer Ciaran Gribbin to replace J.D. Fortune, plans fall tour and new album

INXS taps singer Ciaran Gribbin to replace J.D. Fortune, plans fall tour and new album

The surviving members of INXS this week announced they’ve replaced game-show winner J.D. Fortune with new lead singer Ciaran Gribbin — a Grammy-nominated Irish singer-songwriter who has worked with Madonna, Paul McCartney and Snow Patrol — and already have begun work on songs slated for the band’s next studio album.

INXS announces 25-date North American tour this summer in support of ‘Original Sin’

INXS announces 25-date North American tour this summer in support of ‘Original Sin’

The surviving members of INXS — accompanied, presumably, by frontman/game show winner J.D. Fortune — will mount a 25-date North American tour this summer in support of the band’s ‘Original Sin’ collection of re-recorded greatest hits. Berlin opens at least 11 of the U.S. shows.

Best of 2010: The Cure dominates Slicing Up Eyeballs’ most-viewed posts of the year

Best of 2010: The Cure dominates Slicing Up Eyeballs’ most-viewed posts of the year

The Cure dominates this year’s list of most-viewed stories, claiming five of the top 10 spots — including the No. 1 position, occupied for the second year in a row by our initial 2009 report on this year’s 3CD deluxe reissue of ‘Disintegration.’

New releases: INXS, The Church, Steve Wynn, New Model Army, The Teardrop Explodes

New releases: INXS, The Church, Steve Wynn, New Model Army, The Teardrop Explodes

This week’s new releases include INXS’s disc of re-recorded hits with all-star vocalists (‘Original Sin’), two reissues from The Church (‘Seance,’ ‘Heyday’), a new studio album from ex-Dream Syndicate frontman Steve Wynn (‘Northern Aggression’), a New Model Army box set (‘Anthology’) and the domestic reissue of The Teardrop Explodes’ ‘Kilimanjaro.’

INXS enlists Ben Harper, Rob Thomas, Tricky to re-record hits for ‘Original Sin’ best-of

INXS enlists Ben Harper, Rob Thomas, Tricky to re-record hits for ‘Original Sin’ best-of

The surviving members of INXS finally have unveiled the tracklist and release dates for their long-in-the-works ‘Original Sin’ greatest-hits collection, featuring re-recordings of the band’s classics with new vocals by the likes of Ben Harper, Rob Thomas, Tricky and even occasional frontman J.D. Fortune.