INXS Unveil New Singer
2011-09-27 by Davey Boy STAFF | 21 Comments

INXS have unveiled their new lead vocalist to replace American reality show winner JD Fortune. This time, the veteran Australian band have looked to Belfast - Northern Ireland for their frontman, with the gig going to Ciaran Gribbin.

A singer & songwriter, Gribbin has worked with the likes of Madonna, Snow Patrol & Groove Armada, as well as working on music for movies such 'Killing Bono', 'Heartless' and 'Wild Target'.

"Without a doubt I was a fan of INXS" he told Billboard.com. "I remember 'Kick' like it was yesterday. I remember seeing the guys on MTV and then on Jools Holland's BBC show watching as a kid, just blown away by them. INXS definitely played a huge part in my musical education as a songwriter and something I aspired to, so to be in the band now is pretty amazing".

Gribbin is set to hit the road with INXS for a six-show run through South America, Europe and Australia in November.

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porch
September 27th 2011

8439 Comments


"Hopefully I don't also die after attaching a rope to my neck and penis", he told Billboard.com

RosaParks
September 27th 2011

14592 Comments


they should break up

Waior
September 27th 2011

11425 Comments


their second new singer ?

thedougler
September 27th 2011

212 Comments


Why didnt they go back to any of the singers from the rockstar inxs show? there was some deep talent

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 27th 2011

49740 Comments


I hate when bands try to cash out long after the main member dies
cough Sublime cough

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xfearbefore
September 27th 2011

1245 Comments


High five for autoeroticasphyxiation jokes Porch.

This band should have ended when Michael Hutchence died. They aren't even in the same realm of music anymore as the band they used to be. Should rename themselves "Generic VH1 Hard Rock Band for Aging 80s hair metal fans #9002", would be a more apt description.

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bloc
September 27th 2011

34659 Comments


I remember that INXS show that came on when they were looking for a new singer long ago; fun stuff it was.

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Ire
September 27th 2011

41746 Comments


band was never really that good anyway.

xfearbefore
September 27th 2011

1245 Comments


True, but they did have a few good albums in the 80s and a few really good singles. "Don't Change" is a killer little song.

Prince1993
September 27th 2011

534 Comments


I hope he is better than the previous

Lambda
September 27th 2011

2405 Comments


It's not Mike Patton? :O

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SCREAMorphine
September 27th 2011

1751 Comments


Yeah I didn't like the last one

iFghtffyrdmns
September 27th 2011

7047 Comments


"Hopefully I don't also die after attaching a rope to my neck and penis", he told Billboard.com

hahahaha

kangaroopoo
September 28th 2011

3175 Comments


Last decent release 1993. INXS died before Hutchence.

YouGotLucky
September 28th 2011

946 Comments


It's not Mike Patton? :O


LOL. INXS have always sucked.

Pharoh
September 28th 2011

3326 Comments


@yougotlucky

Your avatar got me

Mordecai.
September 28th 2011

8270 Comments


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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2011

20855 Comments


Where's our Irish correspondent to set our minds at ease?

porch
September 28th 2011

8439 Comments


should be ciaran not ciarin

are you even a true inxs fan

BlackLlama
September 28th 2011

1606 Comments


Should rename themselves "Generic VH1 Hard Rock Band for Aging 80s hair metal fans #9002", would be
a more apt description.


I can't wait to see them on tour with 'Generic VH1 Hard Rock Band for Aging 80s hair metal fans
#4562'. I head they are using 2 original members instead of 1 this year!!!

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2011

20855 Comments


Ooops. No need to KICK me while I'm down.



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