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(Contact Music)   That Canadian who became INXS lead singer by winning "Rock Star" reality show? He lost his mind on drugs, got dumped in Hong Kong and now lives in his car. Says to be a little choked up about it   (contactmusic.com) divider line
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2009-02-18 12:39:33 PM  
Really getting a Kick out of these comments...

/oblig
 
2009-02-18 3:49:32 PM  
May I be the first to quote "cocaine, is a helluva a drug"
 
2009-02-18 3:57:59 PM  
I'm sure that getting kicked out in Hong Kong definitely left him with a new sensation...
 
2009-02-18 4:03:50 PM  
his fate still an improvement over the first singer.

/"kiss the dirt" joke in there somewhere
 
2009-02-18 4:08:10 PM  
I wonder if he's shed any bitter tears.....
 
2009-02-18 4:12:23 PM  

Sybarite: At least he got in one big star fark before the fall.



I really don't think there's a better time to post this picture as I haven't seen her in the news in a very long time:


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/As hot as she is
 
2009-02-18 4:16:15 PM  
Who's the chick?
 
2009-02-18 4:22:11 PM  
Isn't that the dream?
 
2009-02-18 4:24:10 PM  
sounds like he was elegantly wasted....
 
2009-02-18 4:27:19 PM  

puckhead: his fate still an improvement over the first singer.

/"kiss the dirt" joke in there somewhere


I came here to say that but I figured I would be too late.
 
2009-02-18 4:30:19 PM  
He didn't impress me at all the entire season. There was a couple of other guys that were ALOT better than he was that would've done ALOT better than he did. But yet they picked him....ummm...I mean.

Who watches stupid shows like Rockstar:INXS? Gah....
 
2009-02-18 4:31:34 PM  
The real problem is that he was CANADIAN. Clearly Canadians aren't as talented as Australians. He never really had a chance, that poor stupid, genetically deficient, musically hollow soul.
 
2009-02-18 4:32:51 PM  
choked up? damn.
 
2009-02-18 4:36:13 PM  
Was he volunteering for them or what? How does he have no money?
 
2009-02-18 4:41:16 PM  
tricycleracer-
Coke addiction can make you broke really quick.
 
2009-02-18 4:53:54 PM  

darch: Who's the chick?


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2009-02-18 5:00:02 PM  
That was pretty cool how he blamed being a ROCKSTAR for his drug addiction.

Tailormadebassist:

He was the best Michael Hutchence impersonator on the show, which was obviously what they were looking for. Marty sounded really good doing his original song and one INXS song (Don't Change?) and some of the others were good/ok/possilby better than JD, but did have the vocal presence in Hutchence's range to pull off the old jams. (Not that I watched or that it made an impression on me.)
 
2009-02-18 5:00:18 PM  
Sounds like he blew it!

HA!
 
2009-02-18 5:36:10 PM  

apeiron242: darch: Who's the chick?

Right click > Properties > http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8434/estellawarrenqc1.jpg


Like he said, "Who's the chick?"
 
2009-02-18 5:45:10 PM  

Valdes: The real problem is that he was CANADIAN. Clearly Canadians aren't as talented as Australians. He never really had a chance, that poor stupid, genetically deficient, musically hollow soul.


Australia? What else was shat out of there in 40 years, apart from AC/DC, Midnight Oil and Silverchair?
 
2009-02-18 5:58:20 PM  
Nice Pedo-stache.
 
2009-02-18 6:11:14 PM  
Yeah JD, you shoulda known:

It ain't pretty
After the show
It ain't pretty when the pretty leaves you
With no place to go
 
2009-02-18 6:24:25 PM  
Entertainment Tonight Canada breaking the big stories again...
 
2009-02-18 6:46:34 PM  

tailormadebassist: He didn't impress me at all the entire season. There was a couple of other guys that were ALOT better than he was that would've done ALOT better than he did. But yet they picked him....ummm...I mean.

Who watches stupid shows like Rockstar:INXS? Gah....


LIKE MARTY CASEY?!?!? Yeah... Just a little bitter.
 
2009-02-18 8:52:18 PM  
They should have picked Marty, who amusingly enough is doing better off than INXS.
 
2009-02-18 9:57:14 PM  

NorCalLos:
He was the best Michael Hutchence impersonator on the show, which was obviously what they were looking for. Marty sounded really good doing his original song and one INXS song (Don't Change?) and some of the others were good/ok/possilby better than JD, but did have the vocal presence in Hutchence's range to pull off the old jams. (Not that I watched or that it made an impression on me.)


I agree with you. But still....yeah. Marty Casey. Yeah. Better. Like. OMG! and stuff. Dang my wife for getting me into that....

Malevolent Teaparty: FOR REAL!

Ok...I feel really gay now. NTTAWWT. You know.
 
2009-02-18 9:58:24 PM  
Poor guy, I'd want to hang myself after that...
 
2009-02-18 11:23:07 PM  
He'd been clean for 2 years and was with them for 1 month shy of 2 years?

And he didn't have any money? What were they paying him with, aging groupies who are 20 years past their prime?

Then again, I can't imagine INXS playing anything larger than a dive bar and he wouldn't get any royalties from their hits 20+ years ago.

I don't really care - just surprised they're still a band....
 
2009-02-19 10:45:48 PM  
Yeah, I watched Rockstar:INXS, I liked their music when is was new, and thought it aged well. I thought J.D. was a showboating jerk with barely negligble talent.
But realized after the show/contest was over, that what they (the surviving band members) wanted was the least personality in a new singer, so as to be able to 'mould' the blank into whatever they needed. That being said, he fit the bill perfectly!
 
2009-02-19 10:55:17 PM  
Serves him right for being a Canadian. Maybe next time he'll choose a real nationality.
 
2009-02-20 3:56:12 AM  
my ex-girlfriend was on that show i think? glad she didn't win.
 
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