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Fortune’s Foul

05:01 PM Monday 2/23/09 |   |

Remember last week when Canadian singer JD Fortune began waging a publicity campaign to gain the public’s sympathy?

Fortune told “Entertainment Tonight Canada” the other members of INXS fired him with a handshake at an airport in Hong Kong and then proceeded to sing a sad tale for ET’s viewers about being forced to live in his car.

Remember how we said that judging by the singer’s behavior on the reality show “Rock Star: INXS” he seemed like kind of a jerk? Well it looks like he just proved it and really cost himself a job in the process.

Apparently the dismissal and Fortune’s living situation were news to the band, who were silent at the time, but have since issued a statement saying, “Not only are we shocked by the claims, even the place the supposed incident was to have taken place is a mystery.”

  • JD Fortune

    Anyone smell a burning bridge?

    (Debbie VanStory)

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Then there’s this little tidbit the BBC got from INXS’ “creative director and global strategist,” CM Murphy, that’s probably making Fortune wish he could sink into the ground right about now:

“The band have always stated to me that Fortune’s services could potentially be contracted again when INXS next tour.”

Uh oh. But wait, there’s more:

“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.”

Doh!

Guess Fortune had better hope his solo project, Death of a Motivational Speaker, is a hit. Or maybe Velvet Revolver is still looking for a singer.

Read the BBC’s coverage of Fortune’s flub here.


Comments

  1. fortune4me wrote:

    08:54 PM, Feb 24, 2009

    Well, those comments by the band's representative, Chris Murphy, do not help the situation at all.  In fact, they prove that JD was right to say he did not know his status and had not been contacted by the band.  He actually didn't say in the interview that he was fired at the airport.  That was something the reporter on ET Canada said.  He said he was left at the airport with an thanks and a handshake.  He has not heard from INXS since that date.  The band, in particular, Tim Farris gave numerous interviews in the months following rockstar and said in many of those interviews that JD was not a contract member of the band.  He said they had torn up the contract (which had been the prize for the winner of the show) and that JD was, in fact, a one sixth member of INXS.  JD said in a radio interview the day after the ET Canada segements were aired that he was told he was a full one sixth member of the band.  It is clear from the comments of Chris Murphy concerning the band "Contracting" with JD for his services as a lead singer that the band, in fact, still only considered JD an employee.  The other problem with that statement is that Chris Murphy was apparently hired in December of 2008 by the band.  It is February 2009.  JD did not receive a phone call from Mr. Murphy.  Since there are only six members of INXS, I would think that each of those six members would rate a call before February.  I don't buy that bit about JD being next on the list to call.  Sounds like a very self serving statement for him to make on INXS' behalf.

  2. Studebaker Hawk wrote:

    05:48 PM, Feb 23, 2009

    FORTUNE'S INFLUENCE IS WANING...I BELIEVE HE WAS TOO COKEY AND DUMB FER HIS OWN GOOD.HA,VELVET REVOLVER.THAT WOULD ABOUT KICK MATT SORUM IN THE BALLS FOR  LEAVING THE CULT AND THE GREAT IAN ASTBURY FOR THAT WANKER.



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