80’s pop-rockers INXS are looking to Toronto for a new lead singer. Famous for their inspiring hit single “Beds are Burning” and recent blockbuster “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?”, the Austrailian band will hold public auditions for a new vocalist in Toronto – eight years after their original lead singer Michael Hutchence committed suicide.
The talent search is part of yet another Mark Burnett-infested reality show, arrogantly titled Rock Star. Much like The Apprentice, surviving members of INXS will be firing lead vocalists one-by-one, starting on Feb. 4 at the Mod Club. Contestants must be over 21, not signed to any label, and willing to wear very tight jeans.
But what Burnett doesn’t fully realise is that the trendy 80’s fad is no longer trendy, but intensely annoying. In fact, in most parts of the city, a person can get beat up for holding such absurd pro-80’s viewpoints. The only upside here is that the show (to be hosted by Jeff Probst?) will be over as soon as the singer is chosen, as will INXS’s Velvet Revolver-like career.