a new song this evening at the ARIA Awards in Australia. The song, "Searching,"
has a slow tempo, with a funky chorus/hook. Here's your exclusive chance
to listen to this BRAND-NEW song --- download this .wav file ---- search.zip
Michael, sporting dyed black straight hair and glasses, presented 2 awards
with Neneh Cherry.
I have also added a new article on the band from The
Australian, printed on the 26th of September.
A great interview
with Michael Hutchence appears in the October 96 issue of Q
Magazine. Well worth reading!
22, 1996: (from ATN)
has dropped his lawsuit against his former Talking Heads bandmates, who
have regrouped under the "Heads" moniker. The album, "No Talking, Just
Heads," will be released on October 8, and features Michael Hutchence
on lead vocals on the track "The King is Gone." A Rolling Stone review
of the album gives it only two stars (it must be all of the other songs...)
of the brand-new INXS single has reached my ears --- it's called Searching
and will be debuted at the ARIA Awards on September 30.
17, 1996: (from Tracy Nash)
appears in today's Daily Telegraph in Sydney about Michael, Paula, and
their child Tigerlily. Click
here to read all about it!
13, 1996: (from Dana Gross)
And at long
last -- a release date for the new INXS record!!! Mercury Records has
announced today that the album will hit stores on March 18, 1997. A single
should precede that in February.
This is an
old item, but still interesting. I came across a mention of Michael Hutchence's
forthcoming solo album in the Sydney Morning Herald from November 1995
(hey - I said this was old). The newspaper reports that the album is strongly
influenced by the likes of Portishead, with recording help from Andy Gill
(ex Gang of Four), Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass) and Tina Weymouth (Talking
Heads). The "new" info for us is the fact that Portishead is one of the
influences for the work, and that Tina Weymouth is involved.
10, 1996: (from Alter-Sleaze)
famous pals have stood by him as he sets up home with his new lover PAULA
YATES. The INXS rocker has been trying to avoid the press since stepping
out with TV presenter Yates, LIVE AID hero BOB GELDOF's ex-wife, earlier
this year. And mates such as DAVE STEWART, JOE STRUMMER and SHAUN RYDER
have been helping him out by keeping him busy in secret studios throughout
Europe. The results - a series of big name jam sessions - are to be released
on a new solo project next spring. Hutchence's bandmates in INXS have
also been trying to keep the rocker's mind off the turmoil in his life
by dragging him into the studio. INXS manager PAUL CRAIG says, "Michael's
been very busy - just what he needed to avoid all the press interest.
As a result he'll have a solo project and a new INXS album ready for release
in the new year." The as-yet untitled solo project also features GANG
OF FOUR star ANDY GILL and BOMB THE BASS creator TIM SIMENON.
7, 1996: (from firstname.lastname@example.org)
it straight, despite tabloid exaggerations to the contrary, is INXS star
Michael Hutchence, now a daddy. I don't know if being a father has had
an effect on INXS's new album and tour, but they've both been delayed.
The long awaited album will now be released early in 1997, and the world
tour won't start at least until April of next year. By the way, the word
is this new INXS album is a complete eclectic knockout, and will completely
knockout the INXS knockers.
4, 1996: (from email@example.com)
MICHAEL HUTCHENCE has revealed the Australian rockers took just five weeks
to write and record their new album. And he admits the last year -during
which time he has had a baby with girlfriend PAULA YATES after she left
husband BOB GELDOF for him - has been the strangest of his life. Hutchence
was growing frustrated at taking so long to make his first solo album
in Dublin, Ireland - so was eager to return to work with his bandmates.
The hearthrob singer says, "I was warmed up by the solo album, so for
INXS we wrote a song a day for two weeks. Then we went to Vancouver in
Canada and walked out of the studio three weeks later with a great record."
And Hutchence reckons the NEED YOU TONIGHT rockers sound "like a band
you wouldn't want to mess with in a bar-room brawl." He adds, "It's been
the most intense year of my life - I've made a baby, two albums and I've
its the first of the month, there is no new news yet this month. Please
feel free to check out the very busy month of August
1996 in the meanwhile! I would also like to take this opportunity
to offer my sincerest mea culpa to Kirk Pengilly, whose birthday
I neglected to mention this year on the 4th of July. Happy Belated Birthday