What’s going on north of the border in music land?
First, INXS dumps J.D. Fortune, the winner of “Rock Star: INXS.” JD has returned to his homeland, broke and homeless. Turns out, he developed a wee cocaine habit while on the road. You don’t want to do that with a band like INXS, after the troubles their last front man had with the white powdery stuff.
More sadly, Barenaked Ladies’ co-lead singer, Steven Page, has left the group. They say it’s a mutual decision and that he wants to pursue solo projects and acting. C’mon, that’s like a politicians retiring to “spend more time with family” just before the indictments are handed down or the hidden documents suddenly appear on the front page of the Washington Post.
BNL is set to record and release an album without Page this year, with a tour planned for the end of the year. It’ll be weird hearing certain songs sung by Ed Roberts, but I imagine they’ll give it a try.
Someone please go check on Bryan Adams. I’m worried for him.