Mercury Records announced yesterday that, contrary
to rumors, INXS is not auditioning new lead
singers to take the place of the late Michael
Although both print and television news reported that auditions
were being held in New York, London and Sydney, the band's manager,
Martha Troup, said, "Right now the band and I are grieving for Michael and that would be the absolute last thing we would be doing."
Hutchence, 37, was found dead in his Sydney hotel room just
before noon on Nov. 22.