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INXS Have A New Lead Singer

9/26/2011 8:15pm EDT
Australian rockers INXS have replaced frontman J.D. Fortune with Snow Patrol collaborator Ciaran Gribbin.

Fortune won his place in the band in 2005 after triumphing in TV talent search Rock Star INXS, but he was booted from the line-up in 2009 and forced to seek help for a drug abuse problem that was spiraling out of control.

He was invited back to join the "Original Sin" hitmakers as Michael Hutchence's permanent replacement in January - but the reunion didn't last and he was not invited to join the group in the studio as they embarked on plans for their new music.

Now the remaining mem...

Dave Navarro Says 'Rock Star' Didn't Break Up Jane's Addiction

6/11/2007 4:04pm EDT
Dave Navarro
Rocker Dave Navarro has dismissed former bandmate Perry Farrell's claims his reality TV show Rock Star broke up Jane's Addiction. Guitarist Navarro claims the frontman has his timings mixed up, as he wasn't approached to make Rock Star until he was recording with his new band The Panic Channel, which also features Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Stephen Perkins.

Farrell said, "My band broke up basically over reality TV, and I just couldn't believe it."

Navarro hits back on his website: "The timeline just doesn't make sense. I didn't even get a call about the idea...

Brooke Burke & David Charvet To Get Married, Have a Baby

8/21/2006 3:33pm EDT
Brooke Burke & David Charvet
Former Baywatch star David Charvet and Rock Star: Supernova host Brooke Burke are engaged and expecting a child together. Charvet proposed during a "summer party" he threw on Saturday night, according to Burke. She tells People, "It was a total surprise. It was all very romantic. He's my best friend."

Charvet gave his new fiancee an eternity band engagement ring because "it's forever" says Burke. The couple, who are both 34, have known each other for years, but only started dating last year, during Rock Star: INXS.

At that time Burke had just separated from her husband, Dr. Gart...

INXS Add Two More UK Dates To European Tour

5/22/2006 9:56am EDT
Due to phenomenal public demand, INXS have announced two more UK dates to their 2006 Intimate European "Switched On" Tour. The two shows include the first and only concert in Glasgow at the Barrowland Ballroom on Saturday 4th November, and a newly added second London gig at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Monday 6th November.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 22nd May, and pre-sale goes on sale to INXS official website members on Friday 19th May. Ticket prices for the concerts are £25. To book tickets by phone, call the 24 hr ticket hotline: 0870 735 5000, or book online ...

New Season of 'Rock Star' To Feature Motley Crue, Metallica, Guns N' Roses Members

3/16/2006 12:32pm EST
Tommy Lee
Musicians from some of the biggest American rock bands have joined forces to form a new band, Supernova, and will use CBS's "Rock Star" (working title) as the competition to determine the new lead singer. Supernova will feature drummer Tommy Lee (Motley Crüe), Jason Newsted (Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses). The second edition 'Rock Star' will premiere this summer.

After the winning singer is selected, Supernova will record an original album, to be co-written and produced by Butch Walker (hit songwriter/producer for Avril Lavigne, Pink) that will be released in the fall be...

Singers Sought for Second Season of 'Rock Star'

2/6/2006 1:44pm EST
Rock Star
CBS's "Rock Star" (known as Rock Star: INXS the first time around) returns for a second season in Summer 2006. Casting for this sleeper-hit series will begin in early March 2006. "Rock Star: The Series" (working title) auditions are open to men and women all over the world who are at least 21 years-old.

This series combines the world of rock with unscripted drama, performance competition, and weekly contestant elimination. In the first season, the last singer standing became the lead singer of the popular 1980s band INXS, embarked on a worldwide concert tour, and became a part of t...

INXS 2006 Tour (1st With J.D. Fortune) Finalized

11/7/2005 5:22am EST
With a flurry of multiple sell outs for its "Switched On" tour, INXS is adding six more dates in the South -- plus a second night in New York City -- to the first leg of their 2006 North American tour.

Tour producers Metropolitan Talent Presents announced today that tickets go on sale the weekend of November 11 for the following INXS concerts: Norfolk (2/20), Charlotte (2/21), Atlanta (2/22), Jacksonville (2/24), Clearwater (2/25), Boca Raton (2/26) and New York (2/13).

The first leg of INXS' "Switched On" tour is now finalized, with 31 performances in 28 cities, beginning January...