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    Quote Originally Posted by JR.
    INXS is a rock band?
    That certainly dampens my enthusiasm and any incentive for auditioning.

    I'll still watch--I was just hoping for Queen or something.

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    Despite Sammy Hagar rejoining the band, I seriously feel like it's Van Halen.

    It's not Creed or the remnants of it - the remnants already picked up a lead singer.

    I don't think INXS will ever be the same without Michael Hutchence, even if they and America vote for them.

    Egad... maybe Nirvana?
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    I'll totally watch this. Especially if it's on at the same time as AI which I have banned from my house because of the last season.
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    I thought it was definitely INXS

    For some reason it felt a little creepy to me that they were replacing Michael Hutchence this way...guess it's just me.

    But I still think Manny should audition c'mon, Manny! Give us someone to root for!
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    Now Queen would definitely be a possibility, Mantenna....or maybe Gun's and Roses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR.
    INXS is a rock band?
    Now now , in this Clay addled world , lets not quibble over details. :phhht

    I liked INXS , but I think that tragedy is just too great to overcome. I'm just thrilled it won't be weeks on end of bad versions of Whole new World. It will be weeks on end of bad versions of Satisfaction and Enter Sandman.

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    The show's goal: to find a new lead singer for INXS, the Australian band that was one of the most popular bands in the world during the 1980s and 1990s prior to the untimely death of lead singer Michael Hutchence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJane
    I thought it was definitely INXS

    For some reason it felt a little creepy to me that they were replacing Michael Hutchence this way...guess it's just me.
    Nawww AJ, I feel wierd about it as well. I mean, yeah, I'll definitely watch the show, but I'm not so sure that I can support the completed band at the end of it. Just something about Michael being replaced by a reality show winner doesn't feel right to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIWANNABE
    The show's goal: to find a new lead singer for INXS, the Australian band that was one of the most popular bands in the world during the 1980s and 1990s prior to the untimely death of lead singer Michael Hutchence.
    Due to death by auto-erotic asphyxiation while cranked on coke and booze after a screaming rant with his equally coke headed girlfriends ex- husband . Nuh- uh . No way to make that sucker pretty. The other band members must have run out of drug money.
    Rock stars at their finest!

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    June 15, 2004 -- THAT '80s band, INXS, is hoping reality TV guru Mark Burnett will be able to find them a new singing sensation.
    A lead-singer gig with the band whose former frontman, Michael Hutchence, killed himself in 1997 will be the grand prize of "Rock Star," Burnett's new reality show that's gearing up to be some kind of knockoff of "American Idol."

    "I am a long fan of INXS and feel very fortunate that they approached us with this idea and have entrusted us with their future," Burnett told the BBC.

    "There's room on TV for more than one great music-based show, and I feel that rock music has been totally left out of the that mix," he said.

    "After Michael died, we wanted to search the world for a new singer but didn't know how we could effectively do that," INXS guitarist Tim Farriss said. "But now we've found a fantastic way to make that happen."

    Since Hutchence's death, singers Terence Trent D'Arby and Jon Stevens, the former lead singer for the Australian band Noiseworks, have sung with INXS.

    But there may be more to "Rock Star" than meets the eye.



    Industry vets believe that Burnett has an ulterior motive for launching "Rock Star" which has yet to be picked up by a major broadcast network.

    The producer of "Survi vor" and "The Apprentice" has made no ef fort to hide his anger at Fox for an nouncing plans for "The Next Great Champ."

    The network released details of the show, a boxing- themed reality series starring champ Oscar de La Hoya, shortly after it lost a bidding war with NBC for Burnett's highly anticipated boxing show, "The Contender."

    Burnett has already ruled out taking legal action, but hinted he'll get his revenge by taking aim at Fox's crown jewel, "Idol."

    It's a move he seems eager to make despite already being in business with Fox for his reality show, "The Casino."

    INXS has been around since 1979, but their breakthrough album was 1985's "Listen Like Thieves," which featured the song "What You Need."

    They've been called one of the most successful recording acts in Australian history.

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