LAST EDITED ON 02-25-09 AT 07:53 PM (EST)
Well it is lots of publicity for JD solo album. And I am liking what I hear of it on his MySpace.
Here's a snarky article...
If J.D Fortune Wasn't Fired Before, He Certainly Is Now...
Posted by Jess McGuire at 2:30 PM on February 25, 2009
Reet reet reet! Two Day Old News Desk™ here and extremely flat out after Monday's Oscars ceremony pummelled my brain and rendered me unable to do anything except rock back and forth and sing "The Reader! I haven't seen The Reader!".
Remember how last week we talked about J.D's unfortunate booting from the INXS camp? Well, according to the band, that's not quite how things went down....
INXS has hit back at claims that they unceremoniously dumped their former singer JD Fortune from the band in the middle of a busy airport. INXS creative director and global business strategist, Chris Murphy, said yesterday that the band was horrified by comments made by Fortune that he was dropped by the band at Hong Kong airport.
It's probably worth noting that INXS have actually hired someone to work as a "global business strategist", thus confirming everyone's suspicions that it hasn't been "all about the music, maaaaaan" for quite some time as far as the band's goals are concerned.
"What annoys me the most after viewing Fortune's interview is the bloody slant he makes toward the founding band members," Murphy added. "These guys are the nicest people on this planet, they are not the people he portrays."
Didn't Jon Stevens speak badly of the way they treated him after his time in the hot seat, though? Still. Seems impossible. INXS are the nicest people on this planet! Fact!
Hilariously, Chris Murphy continues with this little nugget of brilliance.
"The band have always stated to me that Fortune's services could potentially be contracted again when INXS next tour. In fact he was next on my list to call regarding a very big recording project I am putting together for INXS at present. I guess I have no reason to call him now."
Suuuuuuuure. I bet Chris Murphy was about five digits into dialling J.D's number before someone ran up to him, slapped the phone out of his hand, and screamed "DON'T DO IT! He's been slagging off The Nicest People On The Planet in the press!"