After months of heated speculation, INXS have embraced Canadian singer J.D. Fortune as their new lead vocalist. The new INXS will immediately head into the studio with producer Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams) to begin work on their Epic Records debut, entitled SWITCH. The highly anticipated album is scheduled for a 29 November release.
Steve Lukather (from Toto): "I was at the INXS final taping and after party, you would think *I* was famous, hahaha. JD is actually a nice guy. I think he took a "humble pill", hahaha. He is from where Shawn is from in Canada and was way cool. Different than on TV... thank God. I LOVE those guys and I would do anything for them. I am gonna play on the new record for a laugh. They did the right thing and I wish them ALL the success."