JD Fortune New Lead Singer of INXS

Published: 2005-09-22
If you're like me and you've caught the reality TV bug, then you already know that Canadian JD Fortune is the new lead singer of Australian rock band INXS.

Winner of the reality TV show Rockstar: INXS, JD is now frontman for the band that had heavy hits in the 80s off of their 1985 release Listen Like Thieves. They chose him out of fifteen other rockers vying for the spot of lead singer for the aging band.

Tuesday night was the finale with finalists Mig Ayesa, Marty Casey, and JD of course. JD wowed the crowd and the other members of INXS with his rendition of the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

INXS has been without a permanent lead singer since their frontman, Michael Hutchence, was found hanged in a hotel room in November 1997.

JD, or Jason Dean, was born in Mississauga, Ontario, and lived in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, before moving back to the GTA in his teens. He's a vegetarian, a martial arts instructor, a former Elvis impersonator, and a struggling musician, and he isn't so hard on the eyes.

JD will be getting right to work, seeing as INXS will be releasing a new album, Switch, on November 29th. A tour will follow in January 2006.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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Fantastic viewing, reality TV as it should be. JD is definitely the best man for the job, Inxs through & through. Bring on the tour.
Posted by: Anonymous on September 26, 2005
The only reality show I ever watched more than one time. These contestants provided the viewers with some outstanding explosive performances. The cover of California Dreaming was fabulous. Signed, new INXS fan.
Posted by: Anonymous on October 05, 2005
I am a dye hard fan of INXS and I can't wait until I see him in Toronto on February 6th 2006 I have front row centre I am now his biggest fan I love his look, expression and everything about him. I think his voice is the same as Michael Hutchence

Love ya JD from your biggest fan Vanda xo In Toronto, Ontario
Posted by: Anonymous on November 03, 2005
with this new lead singer, we are seeing the new side of INXS. the band was already awesome, but with this guy i think that we are going to be seeing better things from them. and he is so fine. i cant wait to see them in toronto.
Posted by: Anonymous on January 05, 2006
JD might not be Micheal but he sings like an angel just like him.
Posted by: Anonymous on August 31, 2006
I love JD Fortune's powerful voice. Canadians can sing! Judy E. Holden Penticton BC
Posted by: Anonymous on January 16, 2008
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