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HUTCH SPACE TO BE FILLED BY BABY ANIMAL?

The antipodean rockers are reported to want Baby Animals singer Suze DeMarchi to fill Michael Hutchence's shoes...

INXS are looking to recruit ex-BABY ANIMALS vocalist SUZE DeMARCHI, according to reports from their native AUSTRALIA.

According to Rolling Stone Australia, [www.rollingstoneweb.com.au], the remaining members of INXS are speaking to the female singer about the possibility of playing with the band in the future. If recruited, DeMarchi will be the first female vocalist to front the band since the death of original vocalist Michael Hutchence in 1997. Following his death, both Terence Trent D'Arby and Noiseworks' Jon Stevens have filled in live.

Speaking recently to NME.COM, guitarist Tim Farriss said he has mixed feelings about playing live without Hutchence, but they plan to continue because they have "climbed too many mountains" to "just give it away".

He said: "There were a lot of fans who were mega Michael Hutchence fans and that's understandable, because so am I, there's no doubt about that. But at the end of the day, he's not here and we are and we have to get on with our lives.

"He was just one section of the band, while we miss him more than anyone else would, apart from Tiger and Paula, I think the best way we can honour his memory is go ahead and do the right thing and continue making music."

Baby Animals are an Australian rock group whose eponymous debut went platinum in their native country in the mid-'90s. The band never followed that success worldwide, and disbanded following the release of the follow-up, entitled 'Shaved and Dangerous'.

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