GARBAGE singer Shirley Manson has slammed Australian rockers Inxs for replacing late frontman Michael Hutchence with a reality TV wannabe.

JD FORTUNE was named as the NEED YOU TONIGHT hitmakers' new singer on Tuesday night (20SEP05) when he won through on US show Rock Star: INXS.

But Manson believes Hutchence's former bandmates should move on from INXS and take a new direction.

She says, "It isn't INXS without Michael Hutchence.

"I feel in life you have to be prepared to let go of something in order for new growth to occur in your life. And I think it is unhealthy to be constantly coming back to recreate the past.

"You should forge forward instead of being sentimental about things that have gone by."