INXS Frontman Talks Himself Out Of Job

The former manager of INXS has denied the band sacked frontman JD Fortune. As previously reported, Fortune, who won his place at the front of the Aussie rock band via the 'Rock Star' TV show, claimed on Canadian TV last week that he has been dropped from the band during a brief conversation at Hong Kong airport. He added that he was currently broke and homeless, and had so far kept his axing from the band a secret from even close friends and family, but that he hoped to get his life back on track with a new solo album project.

But the band's former manager, Chris Murphy, has denied Fortune was dropped from the band. And he should know because, while he no longer manages the band, he recently signed them to his new record label venture Petrol Records. He says that, having taken a break after touring, the band were planning to regroup – with Fortune – to begin work on a new album. But Fortune's TV outburst has seemingly lost him that opportunity.

The Daily Telegraph quote Murphy thus: “Not only are we shocked by the claims, even the place the supposed incident was to have taken place is a mystery to the band. The band has a new recording deal with my label and Fortune was about to be called. I guess I have no reason to call him now”.

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