20, 1996 (from Cyber-Sleaze):
At the BRIT
AWARDS, British rock wildmen OASIS certainly lived up to their controversial
tag with a show of naughtiness. Frontman LIAM GALLAGHER kicked off their
evening of controversy at London, England's EARL'S COURT by challenging
INXS star MICHAEL HUTCHENCE to a fight. The Australian presented Oasis
with their first of three awards for Best Video for WONDERWALL. Then,
guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER further infuriated Hutchence by calling him a
"f***ing has been."
14, 1996 (from Mary Woods):
on the Michael happenings in London:
In a surprise
apppearance last Friday night (Feb 10) Michael sang backup at a gig at
the Brixton Academy on the cut "Reverend Black Grape" for one of his current
favorite bands, Black Grape. Jonny Mars played guitar.
fellow Australian, Nick Cave, are now co-owners of the Portabello Cafe
on Portobello Road, one of the most famous and trendier spots in London.
It apparently is one of his favorite eateries so it seems fitting he'd
become a restauranteur. A little Michael spotting may be in order for
all you serious cafe connoisseurs hanging out in London. We want a full
seen dancing in the aisles at a recent Bjork concert there and attended
a benefit party of sorts that Bono held forth. My spy says Michael-spotting
continues to be a favorite pasttime there, and the papparazzi are holding
forth, still photographing him and Paula. This time them leaving a clinic
clutching her ultrasound reports.
wedding anniversary to Jon and Leslie, this being Valentines Day (even
though it's the next day in Oz already!)
vanity never killed anyone. A friend of mine was searching through Netscape's
Internet Directory and came across a review of none other than "An Excess
of INXS"!!!! Here's what it says:
of the better-done rock tribute pages we've seen. Fans of Michael Hutchence
and crew will be sure to bookmark this site -- it's well organized and
has discographies, interviews and guitar chords, as well as lots o'links
to mailing lists, newsgroups, and other INXS sites.
1, 1996 (from the NME):
Michael Hutchence has claimed that his new material is "better than anything
that Noel Gallagher could touch".
recently seen at the Brat awards night, plans to release a new INXS album
and has also started work on a solo album with Black Grape collaborator
Danny Saber and Andy Gill from Gang Of Four.
said: "The solo record is shaping up real well. I gotta figure out when
to put it out because I'm also doing an INXS record for next March. All
I did last year was write songs. I got cabin fever. The new stuff is pure
geinus, better than anything that Noel Gallagher could touch".
1, 1996 (from email@example.com):
A DJ at CFOX
in Vancouver tells me that INXS will soon be arriving there to work with
Bruce Fairbairn at his recently aquired 'Armoury' studio. They have booked
time to work with him on their next album, as soon as he's finished with