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INXS's new singer shows talent, but he's no Hutchence

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Stoneham, MA

#147 Sep 24, 2011
This is the second comment someone or more than one person has posted about his canadian friends who claim he stole from them.

This was on a blog after he went on canadian tv to say inxs dumped him which he then retracted later and said that wasn't the truth.

Inxs Fan | Posted on Dec 27th, 2009
Fortune you are a pathetic weasel. Even your past Canadian friends have told how you steal from them use them lie to them and never like to finish any commitment you sign up for. Inxs band members are idiots to hire you again when there are so many other talented and deserving artists who would love to get a chance to front the band.

Stoneham, MA

#148 Sep 28, 2011
Comments from a jd fan about the recent Original Sin Tour with jd as singer. Tickets sales low and reduced ticket prices. Other venues has to be changed to smaller venues for the same reasons.

Chris Hawley:I have to somewhat agree with Dorothy, they are looking for someone or something to put more people in the seats. Lets face it (again from a big fan), they have to sell seats, its a business for sure. They have bills to pay just like the rest of us and this may be a passion for them, but it is their job too. I am going to guess that this last US tour (the one I just saw them on) was a bit disappointing for them. AT Fox Theatre in Detroit, they were selling tickets for $10 a seat as it got closer to the concert date (which means that tickets sales sucked to be sure). SO for $10, who didn't want to go.....well....lots of people I guess as that show had maybe only 2,000 people I'm guessing from the looks of it. I saw Death Cab for Cutie at the same place a few days earlier and the place was packed.

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Columbus, GA

#149 Nov 4, 2011
Jeff Logan wrote:
Michael Hutchence wasn't just one of six guys in the band. He WROTE the lyrics to almost all of their songs. Andrew Farriss is the only other band member who even approached Michael Hutchence output.
This uninformed woman is speaking out of complete ignorance.
Yes, this just won't cut it, no more than the ill-fated tour The Doors made 30+ years after Jim Morrison departed this plane.

Woburn, MA

#150 Nov 8, 2011

Dallas, TX

#151 Nov 29, 2011
Will Dockery wrote:
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Yes, this just won't cut it, no more than the ill-fated tour The Doors made 30+ years after Jim Morrison departed this plane.
Exactly what I've always thought.
Jim was to the Doors what Michael was to Inxs, not just the lead singer, but the heart and life, of course the same could be said about Buddy Holly and the Crickets.
I give deep respect to the members of the Doors,the Crickets and Inxs, they were/are very talented.
Jim, Buddy and Michael will forever live on in their music.


#152 Dec 6, 2011


#153 Dec 6, 2011
chadi chahine wrote:
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Belmont, MA

#154 Dec 15, 2011
A post from a Michael Hutchence true fan.

So many people are turning on the five remaining original members for not having JD front them anymore. I saw them 3 times with JD and the one very strong feeling I got each time was that Michael may as well have never existed! JD never said his name once on stage nor did the band, and Chris Murphy stated this himself (JD only ever briefly talked about Hutch in the press). When I saw INXS on Dec 3 in Fremantle with Ciaran out front it felt like Michael was finally there again; Ciaran talked about Michael several times and really gave him respect and praise and Andrew dedicated NTUA to Michael's memory. It was the best INXS show I had seen since 94 when I last saw them with Michael; the guys were so happy on stage and the chemistry between the five original guys and Ciaran was amazing, it was a much happier six guys on stage than it was with JD. Also I felt even though JD has a great voice that INXS lost vocal power on stage because he couldn't reach a lot of the higher notes, with Ciaran the power was back, especially on songs like Bitter Tears and the second half of Beautiful Girl, so all in all I'm happy that my favourite band are happy and that this incarnation doesn't shy away from Michael like the JD one did, I'm not going to attack them and put no fault on JD's part like other fans, because I have no idea how hard he was to work with and I do remember he caused friction in the band with a few of his comments to the media just after he joined, he obviously wasn't right for them; they are happier with Ciaran and the song writing is flowing, and on stage the chemistry is really fun and positive, thousands around the world are loving the new shows, their getting some of the best reviews they've had in years and the power is back so Yee Hah I say, stop being so harsh and long live INXS!!!

Belmont, MA

#155 Jan 5, 2012
January 2012- Michael's birthday in a few days. Some fans discuss shows they have seen and express their opinions. The recognition that jd watched and watched videos of Michael's performances and was a Michael wannabe. Sickening that he tried to use Michael's persona all the time.

A Michael Fan's observation below:

And alas it wasn't with Michael H as I was too young and my parents wouldn't take me even though I asked... I saw a concert a few yrs ago with JD and I could feel the tension in the air of the audience... clearly it was a Michael wannabe up there... yes JD does have talent..but not for INXS.... I have grown up watching videos seen footage of Michael's performances and I was sickened to say that I was thinking that's what JD had done to...not make it his own....instead pulling MH's persona ....Simple Minds was the supporting act ....but sorry to say it was clear.... INXS were the support act that night..... they blew them off stage....not that it was a competition....Michael was indeed there that night. I can't tell you how bizaare the atmosphere was esp in temp when Jim Kerr of Simple Minds made a dedication of "Gloria" to Michael saying how much he loved that song....I will be going to that Memorial -Thankfully I am lucky to live in Sydney to go see it... I will let you guys know what the turnout will be like... no doubt it will be a little busy.... one would hope.....

Mexico, Mexico

#156 Feb 21, 2012
the name of the news say it all, Michael it was unique, maybe can come the best singer of the planet and join INXS, but its not Michael, I´m a big fan and sometimes its hard to deal that Michael passed away, but with the legacy that he left us, its enough for me to celebrate his life with his geniously in music...

Wilmington, MA

#157 Apr 1, 2012

We spent 3 great days and nights together. I held him tight when he cried and loved him like a brother.
you left town owing the casino $47,000 which I had to pay from my account !

@JDFORTUNEMAYHEM Rehearsal for what ? INXS discarded you for obvious reasons so who are you pissing on these days ?

@JDFORTUNEMAYHEM Carol loves you so make her proud. She deserves a quality son with high morals.

@JDFORTUNEMAYHEM I held you tight when you cried in pain, paid your gambling debt and loved you like a brother. Stop being a punk !

@JDFORTUNEMAYHEM You ignore me but I continue to like you. I have paid Crown the $45,000 you lost gambling with me at night. You're welcome.

Wilmington, MA

#158 Apr 1, 2012
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Wilmington, MA

#159 May 1, 2012

Stoneham, MA

#160 Jun 4, 2012

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#162 Jun 16, 2012

Houston, TX

#163 Jul 11, 2012
They need to change the name to Inxs Phase 2 or something as that.
Michael wasn't just the lead singer, he was the heart and soul of the group.

They never would have made it without Michael, and the new music doesn't belong in the same category as their Hutchence recordings.

Maybe they should call Paul Rodgers or Iggy Pop, maybe even Ian Astbury for help, ok sarcasm.
no impersonators

Stoneham, MA

#164 Nov 16, 2012

Stoneham, MA

#166 Jan 31, 2013
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Not long after his comments about his sadness over the Inxs band retiring HIS newly formed band named after himself Fortune broke up.

Stoneham, MA

#167 Jan 31, 2013

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