LATEST: The members of Aussie rock group Inxs are thrilled with plans to find them a new singer as part of an American reality TV show.
And INXS star TIM FARRISS admits it will be great to find a full-time replacement for tragic rock star Michael Hutchence after two false starts.
Farriss says, "After Michael died, we wanted to search the world for a new singer but didn't know how we could effectively do that.
"By having Mark and everyone at his production company embrace the concept, we've now found a fantastic way to make that happen."
Rock Star auditions will be held on five continents. The winner and INXS will record a studio album, the band's first since 1997's ELEGANTLY WASTED, and then head out on a world tour.
Farriss' brother and bandmate ANDREW FARRISS adds, "Burnett's record speaks for itself - he is an amazing producer and we are confident that together we are going to create something very different and very special."15/06/2004 17:14