INXS to Rework Hits in 2010?
2010-02-24 by Davey Boy STAFF | 17 Comments

After ditching reality television appointed vocalist J.D Fortune last year, Australian band INXS plan to release a self-tribute of their 'Greatest Hits' with a variety of big name vocalists.

The Killers' Brandon Flowers is already locked in according to drummer Jon Farriss: "He sang a really beautiful, heart-wrenching rendition of Beautiful Girl while in Australia for V Festival last year".

Rob Thomas has also been reportedly locked in for Original Sin and/or Never Tear Us Apart, while other rumored to be in on the action are Ben Harper, Tricky, Gabriella Cilmi and Kav Temperley of Eskimo Joe.

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synergy
February 24th 2010

151 Comments


This is a pretty unique idea. Have updated sounds of 80's hits.

Should be good

CrazyFool84
February 24th 2010

1080 Comments


this seems better than trying to fill Hutchence's shows altogether

Eclectic
February 24th 2010

3302 Comments


So it'll be "Standing On The Outside" (Cold Chisel's greatest hits) but with American and Australian artists and probably without the originals.
Great!

fr33convict
February 24th 2010

11687 Comments


This sounds like a good idea but I've never loved this band.

Jim
February 24th 2010

5110 Comments


this sounds really interesting. i really like inxs.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 24th 2010

20855 Comments


I think it could go one way or the other. If they play it too safe, it's just gonna be boring. But if they do some reinterpreting, it could work. Of course, it's mostly gonna depend on the vocalists they bring in.

iisblackstar
February 24th 2010

431 Comments


when i saw the headline i was disappointed but after reading the article this could actually be ok....'could'

WhiteNoise
February 25th 2010

3037 Comments


THEY WILL NEVER TEAR US APART!

dun dun dun dun!

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Asiatic667
February 25th 2010

4647 Comments


props for the boosh avatar man

Kiran
Emeritus
February 25th 2010

6000 Comments


wasnt this the band that had that awful rock star reality show to find a new lead singer?

WhiteNoise
February 25th 2010

3037 Comments


Yeah. But did anyone really take that seriously...

StrizzMatik
February 25th 2010

3175 Comments


The story of how Mike Patton turned down their offer to replace Hutchens is full of teh lulz

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BigHans
February 25th 2010

26455 Comments


I can't see Rob Thomas doing Never Tear Us Apart. I see him more as a What You Need type of guy.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 25th 2010

7970 Comments


I think Keith Buckley should do a song or two

archerparadise
February 25th 2010

65 Comments


wasnt this the band that had that awful rock star reality show to find a new lead singer?

ahem... The lead singer was gr8. He got into drugs n thrown out shamelessly. INXS is pretty much good for this. Reworking hits. Thats what they should stick to.

Apollo
February 25th 2010

10263 Comments


this will be awful

surgetek33
April 1st 2010

1 Comments


I have to say that I was very happy with JD Fortune. I watched the show and knew he was the obvious choice. I saw them live and met them all after the show. I felt they were a good fit. I also really like SWITCH, although I may be the only one.

It's funny, I was just thinking about them the other day and today I saw a commercial for a new TV show with JD Fortune supplying the music. That's how I ended up here. Hopefully, the new album will work.



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