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Rough times for Rockstar INXS winner

After performing to sold-out audiences worldwide and enjoying the apex of musical stardom, J.D. Fortune is now reported to be broke and living in his car, writes Toronto Star pop music critic, Ben Rayner. Both the band and officials from INXS record labels have yet to comment on the situation, and the firing of Fortune as well as the breakup of the band has not yet been officially confirmed.
February 23, 2009

After performing to sold-out audiences worldwide and enjoying the apex of musical stardom, J.D. Fortune is now reported to be broke and living in his car, writes Toronto Star pop music critic, Ben Rayner. Both the band and officials from INXS record labels have yet to comment on the situation, and the firing of Fortune as well as the breakup of the band has not yet been officially confirmed.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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